Eyeglass clinic opens doors for future translation efforts.
Pani, from the Zoro tribe, was one of the 3,000 Christ followers who recently gathered in Brazil for a church leaders conference. He arrived expecting to meet with tribal ministries and hear what God was doing. He expected warm fellowship with other indigenous Christians. What Pani didn’t expect was to receive a pair of eyeglasses to aid him in reading God’s Word.
Because of the support from partners like you, Wycliffe Associates shipped enough supplies to assemble hundreds of pairs of glasses for the event. We also sent out a team led by Tony Pacione, a certified optician, to train local people how to perform vision exams. The days were long and humid for the team, but by the end of the conference, 434 attendees were tested and fitted with much-needed new glasses!
Many of these indigenous leaders are key people who will be involved in future translation of the Scriptures into their heart languages.
This project is a beautiful picture of the body of Christ reaching across oceans to embrace and bless tribal believers in a tangible way. Providing eyeglasses will help open doors for His transforming Word to be translated for the thousands of Brazilian villages still without it.