$150,000 Matching Gift Challenge
The $150,000 matching gift challenge is now in effect and continues until December 31, 2019. Every dollar that we receive between now and the end of the year will be doubled by an anonymous donor. This money will be used to provide free medical care to the poor in Bolivia during the year 2020. Mission of Hope operates two free medical clinics year round, one in Santa Cruz and one in Sucre, staffed by local Bolivian doctors and nurses.
The gift of “New Eyes”
During our September eye clinic, 75 patients received brand new eyeglasses completely free of charge! Special thanks go to the organization, Restoring Vision, for providing us with eyeglasses.
One of the ladies who was giving out the glasses summed up her experience as follows…
The tears, the joy and the truly grateful hearts of all the patients! How they treasured the glasses they received! The abundant “thank you’s” and the “God bless you’s” the patients all expressed in Spanish to us at the Eye Clinic was a day I will never forget. It was truly a joyous day to see so many be able to receive the gift of new “eyes.” I am sure many earn their small living by doing detailed work with their hands, so not only were all given new “eyes” but many were given the opportunity to continue in the work they do to make a living.
Read more about this trip in our latest newsletter!
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Mission of Hope Video
Nick Sharples, a video photographer, produced a wonderful 7 minute video, which you can watch by going to the home page of our web site. The video is narrated by Cindy Thacker, founder and director of Mission of Hope.