We’ve just despatched another 16 parcels for stowing in the next freight container shipment for Malawi. Inside are glasses (carefully measured and labelled by volunteers at our Goggle Works parties or at home), lens meters (focimeters) for measuring glasses at the mission hospital clinics, and trays for indexed storage of glasses. The parcels will be loaded into the next container being sent to Malawi by the Bananabox Trust, expected to leave their base at Dundee in April 2020. Thanks to everyone who has worked on this and to those who have donated funds which pay for the transport!
Our bi-annual news bulletin Newslink has just been published via email and you can see it here (and sign up for future editions if you wish!).
Happy New Year everyone! 2020 is already speeding on, our medical students are busy at college, and we’re looking forward to the next Goggle Works Party. Join us on 21 February 19:30 to help sort and measure donated glasses, check and repair donated equipment, and pack the next delivery to Malawi. And with plenty of refreshments to keep you going. No previous experience necessary! Call 01206 622712 for more info and venue details.
Jesus said: “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me has the light of life”. What a promise! What a hope held out to us in a world of conflict, lies and injustice. This is the Christmas message.
We do trust that in some way, the work of Focus on Malawi somehow contributes to people finding the light of life, as we partner with our friends in the Jesus-inspired mission hospitals in Malawi.
Our prayers are with them as they continue to serve their communities in difficult economic circumstances.
So at this special season, we’d like to send Christmas greetings to all our friends out in Malawi, and at the same time to all our friends who support this work in the UK.
We’ve just produced our first ever screencast covering recent developments of work with our partner hospitals. It’s here and we hope you’ll enjoy it…