Join Christian Blind Mission Sunday and help give sight to the world’s forgotten people

Shalom

Join Christian Blind Mission Sunday and help give sight to the world’s forgotten people

Christian Blind Mission Sunday is an uplifting addition to the church calendar to mark World Sight Day. 

You can get involved today by requesting powerful free resources that will help your church or group learn what life is like for people who are needlessly blind, in some of the world’s poorest places. You can help give them the tools not only to restore sight, but to live out Christ’s love.

Although Christian Blind Mission Sunday is on 13th October, you are free to organise your service or event whenever best suits your church. Register your interest now and we will share these resources with you as soon as they are available. 

Please register today, to learn, pray and give to help the world’s forgotten people.

Out of sight, out of mind?

For people living in some of the world's poorest countries, blindness can mean being out of sight and out of mind. Those with sight loss often face stigma and discrimination and are excluded from school, work, and participating in their community. They can struggle to access simple surgery that could save their sight.

At CBM, we are inspired by Jesus’ radical example of solidarity with, and compassion for, marginalised people. We focus our efforts on bringing about tangible change in the lives of those whom others leave behind. Your church can join us to make a difference to the world’s forgotten people, and make sure they are neither out of sight, nor out of mind.

Following Jesus’ example of compassion

Your church’s support will do for a child what Jesus did for a man who was born blind. John 9:1-5 recounts how Jesus broke the stigma of the man’s disability by proclaiming that blindness is not caused by sin. In restoring his sight, Jesus enabled him to realise his full potential by removing  one of the barriers that was preventing him from contributing in his community.

“As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 

3“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:1-5 (NIV)

Meet Shalom

Shalom was three when her mother, Fridah noticed she was blinking and squinting a lot in the sun. Now aged five, Shalom can barely see and had to stop going to school.

Other children have been cruel to her, calling her names and throwing her toy doll, knowing that she will struggle to find it and pick it up.

Her mother says, “Shalom also wakes up and asks me: ‘‘Mummy, am I also going to school today?‘‘ I tell her that she will go back to school when her sight is better.”

Shalom needs surgery to remove her cataracts but with no proper source of income Fridah feels it may never happen.

Your church’s support this Christian Blind Mission Sunday will give sight to children like Shalom, enabling them to go to school, play with their friends and be a part of their community.

Shalom looks away in the opposite direction in order to see right.
Shalom looks away in the opposite direction in order to see right.

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After you complete the form, we will be in touch with you, and provide your FREE resource pack. These resources have been designed to help your church learn, pray and give, and include posters, church leader's guide, worship resources, fundraising ideas, film and more.

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