By Jon Ralston
Zephyrhills Congregation, Florida, USA
Ideas generated around a campfire recently turned into a successful Drive for Sight campaign by the Zephyrhills Congregation in Florida, USA.
Over three weeks, the congregation collected 110 pairs of used-but-usable eyeglasses for distribution to the needy. Donations included prescription eyeglasses, sunglasses, readers, and twenty-one soft-sided eyeglass cases.
The congregation worked with MOST (Mission Opportunities Short Term) Ministries, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. This partnership assures eyeglasses will be provided to sight-impaired people in desperate situations. Recipients are given the opportunity to hear the gospel during their eye examination and while being fitted for glasses.
This partnership assures eyeglasses will be provided to sight-impaired people in desperate situations.
According to their website, MOST last year distributed more than 10,000 pairs of glasses that otherwise would have been among the 4 million pairs of eyeglasses in the USA that are thrown away annually.
The congregation’s response amazed the Zephyrhills leadership team, seeing something that will bless numerous recipients.