Free Eye Screening At Manso AtwereOctober 3, 2022 2022-10-04 12:12
Free Eye Screening At Manso Atwere
Manso Atwere Receive Free Eye Screening
The light of the body
The eye is the lamp of your body. Not only is it a beautiful organ that completes our faces but its function is wonderful as important. The eye collects light in the visible world and converts it into nerve impulses. The optic nerve transmits these signals to the brain, which forms an image so thereby providing sight. More than any of our other four senses, the sense of sight given by the human eye allows us to learn more about the surrounding world. The eye allows us to see and interpret the shapes, colors, and dimensions of objects around us by processing the light they reflect or emit.
Interestingly, Jesus said that the eye is the lamp of the body. This does not just strike a physical significance but a spiritual one as well and He continued by saying; when your eye is clear, your whole body also is full of light; but when it is bad, your body also is full of darkness (Luke 11:34). Without the eye you cannot see and without sight, it becomes difficult to interpret the world accurately. For most of us, the quote “seeing is believing” stands true, and what if we lose that sight?
Why we do what we do
Spreading the Gospel of Christ. As Christians, our core mission is service to others and what better message is there than helping others in need through the love of Christ even as we share the saving grace of Christ? The Lutheran Media Ministry as part of its holistic ministry visits rural communities within Ghana, where most people face impoverished living conditions and find the accessibility to medical facilities a challenge.
The Lutheran Media Ministry visited Manso Atwere in the Ashanti region with its Holistic Medical Outreach to give the townspeople free Eye Screening, medication and glasses. The Eye Screening began on the 21st to 23rd of September, 2022 at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church at Manso Atwere, where 551 people had their eyes checked by an optometrist and 410 people received glasses and medication.
Shining light on others
Many people expressed their gratitude and donated to the Ministry. On the second day of the Eye Screening, a woman came back to thank the team for the wonderful work and to give her testimony about the medication and glasses she received on the first day.
Amoateng Rebecca is a 60 years old widow who lives in Manso Atwere with her family. She moved to Manso Atwere with her husband from Manso Bosiasu. She told the team about how her eyes teared persistently and blurred her vision. Therefore, when her daughter told her about the Lutheran Media Ministry’s Free Eye Screening, she rushed to the church because she had no money to go all the way to Kumasi to check her eyes. The first day she applied the medication prescribed by the optometrist the tearing stopped and with the glasses she could see clearly. She joyously told the team about how she could now read her bible and expressed her gratitude.
Rebecca can see now and with that, her whole life is illuminated with joy and gladness because she can read the bible which introduces us clearly to the true light.
Praying together and Sharing together
On the evening of 21st September 2022, the Lutheran Media Ministry had a film show at Manso Atwere which brought together 60 townspeople. In the end, we prayed together and some were moved by the Holy Spirit to give their lives to Christ.
Our mission came to an end on Sunday 25th September 2022 at the St. Martin’s Lutheran Church when we had 25 participants engaged in the Equipping to Share (ETS) program to learn about evangelism.
A youth member of St. Martin’s, Priscilla Owusu, who is 15 years old and a student shared how educated she had been learning about personal evangelism through the ETS. According to her, her perspective about how evangelism was a group of people going around talking to unbelievers has changed. She now understands that our personal lives and our relationship with others are ways of evangelism. Priscilla said she would be an ambassador of personal evangelism.
Christ shines His light on us and commands us to shine in the world. We can see because we have light. That light is the love we share with the world, the love to help others.