Mercy Ships are ships that go to poor underdeveloped countries to bring medical resources. The Africa Mercy ship recently went to Lome Tongo, with the purpose of treating people who are suffering from cataracts. One family came for help because 5 of their children suffered from cataracts, which had caused them to be blind since birth. Because of their blindness the children had never been able to go to school, but instead worked on their family farm doing simple tasks. The children ranged from 5-16 and all seemed excellent candidates for surgery. Each of the 5 surgeries were a success. All of the children are now able to see and are give a new freedom they had never known before.
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The reason this story is important to share is because it is a praise report of the good things that God is doing throughout the world. It also is a model of Jesus’ ministry, healing the sick.
“As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’
3′Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. 5 While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’
6 After saying this, he spit on the ground, made some mud with the saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. 7 ‘Go,’ he told him, ‘wash in the Pool of Siloam’ (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.” John 9:1-6
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