Category Archive for: News

Welcome David Sawe!

Our new Clinical Officer, David Sawe comes to us from Tenwek Mission Hospital in Western Kenya.  He has been a C.O. since 1998 and then trained in Opthalmology from 2007-2009.  He is from Rift Valley, Bomet area but is excited to follow the Lord to Mombasa where he is much needed!  His wife, Nancy, is…

The Rest of the Story

Dr. Fredrick Korir may have had to turn down a perfectly good camel payment for saving this man’s sight, but twinkling eyes, fresh with vision, are satisfaction enough here at Lighthouse. Cataract surgery was successful on both eyes for this dear man and we all rejoice as he faces his life once again, eyes wide open. …

Jump for Joy with Mohammed!

This little 4 year old was pulled out of pre-school when his local clinic was unable to fix the double cataracts that developed in his eyes. But when his parents heard about Lighthouse, they had renewed hope! Both cataracts were able to be removed and Mohammed is once again able to go to school and…

Pastors Kid Education Sponsorship!

Hello from a warm and tropical Mombasa, Kenya, Africa! Today, we want to highlight one of our projects here at Lighthouse! Encouraging the pastors of our 80+ churches that are scattered all over south eastern Kenya is an area that is near and dear to my heart. The pastors often live in rural farming areas…

Welcoming Our New Mission Director

How beautiful is a long and lasting legacy.  Dr. Bill Ghrist led us here at Lighthouse from 1969-1983.  His son, Tim took over after Bill’s death in ’83.  Today we have the bittersweet blessing of honoring Tim and Toni as they step down from Mission Director to Field Partners.  How inspired many thousands have been…

Meet Serah

Serah was left alone 20 years ago when her husband died.  With no nearby children or relatives to support her, she was relegated to the fringes, selling charcoal on the side of the road.  When something lodged in her eye, all seemed lost as her vision dimmed.  She felt rejected, abandoned, alone. Praise be to…

World Glaucoma Week

Lighthouse will be participating in a  collaborative project with the World Glaucoma Association to create awareness that glaucoma is a chronic disease that can best be managed with regular checkups. We are looking forward to screening patients and passing out some fun t-shirts and hats!

Volunteers’ Views

This past June, my colleague Dr. Tosin Smith and I had a wonderful week at the Lighthouse for Christ Mission in Mombasa, Kenya.   This was my sixth trip to the mission over the past 16 years, and the first trip to Mombasa for Dr. Smith.   Dr. Matende had prepared for our arrival by…