Daktari Fund  $22,307

Goal $60,000


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Who We Are

Doctor Diaries

“When you see a young child after cataract surgery that can see his mother’s face for the first time, you understand what an impact you have achieved in the life of that child.”

—Ibrahim Matende, MD, Medical Director

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Director's Desk

“I had no idea, when I first started as Mission Director 30 years ago, that we would have grown into this amazing ministry where we literally see hundreds and thousands of people both having their sight restored and coming to Jesus each year. All I can say is, God is good, all the time.”

—Pastor Tim Ghrist, Mission Director

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“Growing up here in Mombasa, it just seemed like a natural progression for me that I would become involved in the life work of my father and grandfather. We love the Kenyan people. That’s why my wife Maggie & I are raising our family here.”

—Josh Ghrist, Assistant Mission Director

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We are constantly posting news about the great things God is doing in the coastal region of Kenya through Lighthouse. We organize a variety of events to help people learn about how to get involved in this great mission.

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    Shipping to Kenya

    All of this is getting crated and then loaded in 40 foot shipping container heading to Lighthouse Mombasa! Many thanks to Lynden International Freight Houston location.

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    Shipping Update

    Did you know? We ship export by sea one-two times per year medical equipment, supplies and other items. The Maersk Columbus, which set sail last week from Houston, is on it’s 6-week journey to Mombasa for Lighthouse Mission! We filled up a 40′ container!

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    Bush Community Excursion

    Did you know that each week a small eye camp team will travel 1-3 hours from Lighthouse into a bush community to screen for eye disease and disorders? Some may just need a pair of reading glasses or eye drops. Those that can benefit from cataract or other surgery are transported to our eye center.

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    Eye Bank Blessings!

    As many of our readers will know, Lighthouse has been blessed to have a few corneal surgeons visit regularly over the years, acting as their own “pack mule” by transporting donor corneas in their carry-on baggage. As you can imagine, this can make for interesting situations when there is need for additional ice or the…

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Our Work

Meet Sam

I knew God had a plan for my life, but I was afraid to commit to overseas mission work. I kept running into Linda Ellis, our Executive Secretary for Lighthouse at every eye meeting I attended. A few years ago at one such meeting I said to her, “I wonder if God is trying to tell me something?” She said, “What do you think?” Since then, I’ve volunteered three times at the Eye Centre in Kenya and now serve on the Board of Directors. It has literally changed my life! Careful, it will change yours too.

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