Today Mary had a great time with the women of Kids First. You may remember our post last year where 200 Lugandan Bibles were donated, with money from generous donations in the US.
Since then Mary has noticed many people requesting reading glasses. When she questioned this, Joshua explained that when they were young they had no light in their homes and used kerosene lanterns, giving off smoke and dim light, thus stressing their eyes.
Definitely in Sarah and Sunny's experience working in another organisation within Uganda, we realised that with no option for regular testing of eyesight, lots of vision problems go under the radar for a long time. When we helped screen vision there were so many people who needed glasses!
What a blessing when Mary arrived with donated reading glasses! She says, "It was a celebration when we presented these glasses."
She includes some quotes from the women about the glasses...
Gertrude: Thank you for the Bibles, we are so grateful, they have encouraged my sisters in faith and I have been able to teach women in different villages offering workshops. People come running from everywhere when they see us giving Bibles out, even workers on the street! And when we give Bibles people never remain the same. We would like to receive more!
Joyce: I am happy because our kids are proud of us because we have money in our pockets.
Madrine: Thank you for the Bibles.
Sylvia: May God bless the women for the Bibles and thank you for the glasses so we can see.
Here at Kids First we all have something to say, so this blog will be updated by members of our team as our work progresses to keep all of you in the loop!