Outreach Fall 2007 Update.
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-Paul Ndukwe (Rev.) International Executive Director
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Dear Partners in Mission,
New Year greetings to you and yours in Jesus name. You will agree
with me that we cannot look forward without first looking back. The
lessons, experiences and challenges of the past will educate,
instruct, and guide us into the future undertakings.
At Link International Ministries, as we look back over the year of
opportunities, we see little children, men and women who have been
treated and healed with the medical aid provided through your
gracious generosity. During out recent concluded three days free
medical clinic held at the University Cottage Hospital, Uturu, Abia
State, Nigeria, we were able to examine and treated five hundred
(500) patients from the University and its surrounding communities.
On their behalf, we say thank you.
During the same clinic we saw students and many adults with sight
problems. I was touched to observe that only “a dollar reading
classes” was all that most of our patients with eye problems need to
correct their vision and bring back to them a sense of focus and
belonging in their walk and lifestyle. Think about it, “one dollar
reading classes” will change someone’s life? Our teams of
optometrists from the University’s department of Optometry worked
tirelessly to make sure all the patients with reading problem were
attended to. One could see the disappointment on the faces of the
patients when most of them were told that the reading glasses I took
with me was finished or that we do not have the exact prescription
for them. The lesson I learnt from this last outreach was, we only
maximized our opportunities not our potentials.
Operation Eye Classes Project” for 5000
people in 2008:
This is also a time for looking forward. We want you to know that
we are charged up for significantly greater involvement in community
health care projects especially in the area of providing correcting
eye sight. Do you know that most accidents that have taken thousands
of lives across Africa are due to lack of good eye sight? Most
drivers drive with bad eye sight and one cannot tract them down
because there are no laws in place to test the vision of the
drivers. Do you know that many bright and intelligent students drop
out of school because of bad eye sight and most parents rather use
the little money they have for feeding than purchase reading
classes? Do you know that only three suite cases will carry all 5000
glasses and these suite cases are allowed as personal luggage by
Could you avail yourself as a partner in this year’s project? If
your $10 will buy ten reading classes think of what $100, $500 or
even $1,000 could buy? A family could sponsor ten to twenty people
and a church could sponsor 50 to 500 people depending on the size.
We are thrilled and excited that two teams will be leaving
Vancouver, Canada during the months of February and April this year
for Nigeria on community health care and leadership development
outreaches and they are willing to take with them the glasses.
We are very grateful that you are able to walk this road with us,
bringing health, good eye sight and hope to rural communities who
desperately need our help. One of my African proverbs says, “If you
want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Our
dear friends, together we will go far and maximize our potentials on
behalf on others.
Yours in Mission Possible,
Paul Ndukwe (Rev.)
Executive Director, Link International Ministries