Category Archive for: News

“I feel like the world is being unfair to me.”

These are the words of a mother, desperate to find healing for her 4-year old son, Darington. From the time time he was 6 months old, she had noticed the white spots in his eyes that are common with cataracts but did not know the cause or have a solution. They tried clinic after clinic,…

Coaxing life from this scorched dust…

Years of farming by hand in the sun cost Dama her vision in the form of double cataracts.  Dust and the reflected rays are very common causes of cataracts here on the equator.  But hope was not lost forever and when Dama was 63, a Lighthouse poster in a local clinic caught the eye of…

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…