Remember how we called in the professionals?
The pastors & leaders at our church scheduled an eye clinic for June 7, and it was an amazing success! They came early in the morning to set up shop in our yard, and we pulled out water & coffee to welcome people in.
Throughout the day they were able to examine fifty-three people, both Burmese & Thai within a kilometer or so of our house.
They were mostly older, as people don’t come to simply be checked; they came if they thought they couldn’t see. And they were right–of those 53 people, fifty needed glasses. The church provided free glasses all around!
In other amazing news, Aung Moe’s vision continues to improve! While it may be happening slower than we’d hoped, that prayer is being answered! When we first took him to the clinic about three years ago, his vision was 20/1000. Over the years, it improved to 20/200 at Christmas of last year. This week? It was at 20/50 without glasses and 20/30 with glasses! He still lacks nearly all peripheral and can only see directly in front of him, but it is improving all that same. It was incredible to see the entire community gathered around, asking him how many fingers they were holding up and who they were; then cheering when he got it right!
Our pastor, Ah Tee, is also who came to pray for Aung Moe when he was unconscious in the hospital three years ago. It was the day the doctors told us all that he would die; some of the men in the community were there and remember Ah Tee praying for Aung Moe’s healing. Ah Tee now comes to visit Aung Moe nearly weekly, talking with him and getting to know him, and now was the one to check his eyes and give him glasses. It is always amazing to see how God brings things full circle, and we are praying big things for every aspect of this.
We are hoping to schedule a second clinic for the kids in the future, mostly to ensure everyone can see in school. Until then, we just continue to give thanks for this lovely church loving on our community with us!