See the Change: Friday
Thank you for going “behind the scenes” with us at our sight-saving projects in Malawi, southern Africa, to witness the difference that your support is making for people living needlessly blind.
Watch Frank's final update from Nkhotakota District Hospital
And watch cataract surgeon Wells Mvona explain how cataract surgery transforms the lives of individuals and their families...
It has been a truly life-changing few days for the 60 men and women who have had their sight restored this week. Thanks to your support, they are now able to get around independently, cook and care for themselves.
But the impact of your support doesn’t stop there. Because the training and equipment being provided through our project means that, in future, many more people will be able to access treatment here in Nkotakota.
The operating theatre here is already equipped, the theatre nurses are trained and in just a few months, Henry Juta will have completed his surgical training.
After living needlessly blind with cataracts, which went untreated for 3 years, Dorothy knows very well what this means for men and women here:
“I had to wait because the team wasn't here. But if the service is available people can be treated at any time. It will be very exciting.”
Dorothy is now home after surgery and her family are overjoyed that she can see again. “I’ll be able to do things by myself”, she says.
And daughter Evelyn no longer worries that eye doctors will remove patients eyes. She and her mother now tell others in the community that they can get help for cataracts. “I am the testimony”.
On behalf of all the team at Nkhoma Eye Unit, Nkhotakota District Hospital and CBM, thank you for joining us for See the Change week – and for your amazing support for people with sight problems in Malawi.
Prayer of the Day
“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” Psalm 113:3
Father God, thank you for the encouraging stories we have heard this week. Thank you for the life-changing surgery so many people received during the outreach camp, like Dorothy, Mafunasi and Dani, and for the excellent training which the district medical team received. Lord, we know that so many others – in Malawi and beyond – are still in need of sight-restoring cataract surgery: please continue to provide all that CBM needs to work alongside local partners in the world’s poorest communities to achieve this. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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