Our radio announcement went far and wide for this cataract clinic and we screened over 600 patients, some coming more than 200 miles on foot. Mostly elderly, they were desperate to have their sight restored.
A massive thank you to Dr. Ben Roberts and his team from Tenwek Mission Hospital, in Kenya, World Gospel Mission and Samaritan’s Purse who came in for a week and did 321 surgeries in 5 days!!
While the team operated from dawn to dusk, another eye clinic did consultation and treated cases that didn’t need cataracts surgeries. A team of evangelists and pastors shared the gospel message and oral bible stories. Many were open to the gospel and Sabet and the pastors lead them through a prayer to accept the Lord Jesus, and many responded.
It was a great celebration every morning when they got their bandages removed and could see again. One lady saw her baby for the first time and a family with three blind children since birth, also received surgery.
Our amazing CHE’s from three villages closed the year celebrating together and sharing testimonies.
We heard many testimonies but three stood out. Abraham Nhail shared how the CHE team in Warrak opened a community school & a youth sports program to bless the children and youth in their village.
Pastor Rueben shared about the impact the CHE program is having in improving the physical, emotional, social & spiritual health in Warrak community.
Angelina shared the love they felt as IDAT came to visit last year after her husband Santino Mayem was shot. And how the bible teaching through CHE has brought incredible unity to their whole village of Bobi.
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.”
– Isaiah 42:16
Your Year End Gift Matters!
This year we were able to host the entire cataract team at the IDAT Clinic. Thank you for the ways you have partnered with IDAT to meet the need in our community for a medical clinic. As a mission organization we want to be the best stewards we can to make a lasting impact for Jesus Christ.
A generous donor has made it possible to match up to $60,000 ($70,000 is actually needed) for our new solar system for the medical clinic. We are asking you to consider helping us “meet the match” by making a special year end gift designated “Solar Power Campaign”. You can give through our website or send in a check. Call Rosa for more information or if you need any further assistance. The progress of this fundraiser can be tracked through our website.