April 02, 2013

The Dollar Store, Reading Glasses, and Romania

Can you imagine going through life without adequate sight and no hope of seeing an eye doctor? This is the plight of many people in rural Romania.
One of the ministries of Christi & Michelle Harlea when they travel to Romania is to host an eye glass clinic. While they are not doctors, they are able to offer reading glasses. At their last clinic over 200 people showed up in the first 15 minutes! Obviously this is a great need. But, they don't just meet the people's physical need. They also give the people true sight by giving them a Romanian Bible and sharing the gospel. 
 Here in America we can get a pair of reading glasses at the $1 store! We are setting a goal to collect 300 eyeglasses for the Harlea's clinic this summer. Glasses can be purchased and dropped off in the collection box in the foyer at Calvary Baptist Church, or given to the McSmith or Humiston families. If you don't live in the Hannibal area, but would like to mail us some glasses or a monetary donation (sorry, it won't be tax deductible), please send me a message and I'll send you our mailing address.  Make sure to purchase a variety of strengths.
"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keeps the law, happy is he." Proverbs 29:18 KJV
Thanks for helping us give a gift of lasting vision!

Sophie Mc Smith, Grace & Faith Humiston
(Here are some fun pics of our family just to get you in the glasses buying mood!)


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