The Tenwek Eye Team is going to South Sudan next week for a mission trip. I, Julie, will be traveling with them as the photographer/storyteller!!! We will leave next Sunday for Nairobi, and then Fly to Tonj, South Sudan on Monday where a New Zealand missionary family is serving. Some things to think and pray about as we prepare...
They have screened and scheduled 400 patients already in preparation. We are praying for strength, energy and health for the team.
They have passionate pastors who have been sharing the gospel and praying with patients during screening and will continue to do so during the cataract camp. We are praying for soft hearts.
They have limited bottle gas, which has to be imported from Kenya, so the sterilization will be done from boiling water over coal fires. We are praying for working equipment and enough water and coal for boiling.
We will have limited access to the internet, but will be able to text during certain hours. We would love prayer as we prepare, and each day as we are there. If you would like to be on a prayer team for this trip, please let us know. I will be sending daily updates, when it is possible. Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to join this team lifting this trip up in prayer.
Pediatric eye patient at Tenwek. Posted with permission.
Mike (pediatric surgeon) and Julie (nurse/mother to two) living in Kenya, East Africa