October 2019 Newsletter
The Eye Equipment Finally Arrived!
About a year and a half ago, negotiations started with Firestone Tire and Rubber Company for ophthalmic equipment. Caleb and I were living in Harbel in Firestone housing at that time. One day, someone in management saw me in the area and asked me what I did and how we were living in Firestone.
Once they found out that I was an Ophthalmic Technician missionary, they wanted to hire me to work for Firestone. They were concerned about their drivers’ vision and wanted me to check their eyes.
I met with Ed Garcia, the president at the time and Don Darden. It was decided that I would see Firestone employees free of charge in lieu of donated ophthalmic equipment. I only had the very basic equipment and needed a whole exam room of equipment.
It took a year later to obtain the eye equipment from a retiring Ophthalmologist in California. It was shipped in April 2019 and just arrived at the end of June.
Most of the donations ended up at Healthy Woman, Healthy Liberia Clinic where we volunteer under the medical direction of Dr. Chris Hena. This equipment will be very beneficial to visiting ophthalmologists who want to perform cataract or other eye surgery when they donate their time at the Center.
We were awestruck at the amount of equipment donated! We received two complete exam rooms of equipment: testing equipment, a YAG laser and machines to grind glasses, plus much more!
As far as Firestone is concerned, they have a well- furnished exam room set up at Du-Side Hospital. It is where I will start seeing patients one day a month.
We thank God for His provision to help the people of Liberia!!
“Eyes that focus on what isbeautiful bring joy to the heart, and hearing a good report refreshesand strengthensthe inner being.”
Prov. 15:30 (TPT)
We are grateful to God and Firestone for all the equipment donated.
We are excited to be on two new radio stations. More news to follow on our next newsletter.
That we would use our time wisely. It is so easy to be involved in too many things and be distracted from what God wants us to do.
For our volunteers when they go out to show the Jesus movie and for our volunteers on the radio program — that we would all show the love of