Category Archive for: News

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…

Another great year at Lighthouse!

We are pleased to report that our mission is strong and continues to accomplish a great work in East Africa. Our staff and doctors in Mombasa are highly skilled, hard-working, and committed to the ongoing mission of “healing spiritual and physical blindness on the east coast of Africa”. Watch for 2016 final statistics! Download Our…

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.

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!

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.

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…