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…

Back from Cornea Training in India!

Feb 2017 Happy new year to you! I trust that you fine. We are well here at Mombasa and I am happy to be back from India reunited with my family and Lighthouse staff. I arrived on 3th of January and took a brief break for 2 weeks to reconnect with my wife and children.…

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.

Doctor’s Diaries: Dr. Matende

When Mohamed Abdulahi first came into my office, he was shy and lacking the normal confidence of a 13 year old boy. He had dropped out of formal school because of his inability to see which had also caused various social challenges. His vision problem was due to a longstanding, neglected cornea disease. He lives…