What can old glasses and partnership do? This past summer a team of students involved in Lifelines, Cru’s outdoor leadership development ministry, partnered with GAiN, the humanitarian aid arm of Cru, to provide vision clinics in Africa.
In just a few short weeks, 1,421 people received needed glasses; 2,615 people heard the gospel through Jesus Film showings, personal conversations and partnering African pastors preaching to the crowds; and 404 people indicated that they had decided to follow Jesus.
A grandmother who depends on her friends to move her from place to place because she has only one leg was carried to the vision testing site. After her vision test the team showed her a trailer for the Jesus Film.
She wanted to watch the entire two-hour film. Her friends carried her into a nearby school to watch the film without distraction. Local school children gathered around her as she watched on a small iPad.
After the vision clinics ended, the Lifelines students spent a week climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, the tallest point in Africa. This gave them numerous opportunities to share the gospel with their predominantly Muslim guides and other climbers from around the world.
This partnership was possible in part because of you. Nate helps GAiN with their finances and Lauren, a member of Nate’s team, helps Lifelines.
Thank you for the impact you are having on lives around the world!