Independent ministry Operation Food for Life (OFFL) has partnered with an Australian optical organisation to help those struggling with their eyesight in Papua New Guinea.
The organisation has donated state-of-the-art optical equipment valued at over $A20,000 to the Pacific Adventist University (PAU) medical clinic. The donation also included more than 5000 pairs of pre-loved glasses, which were transported to PAU by OFFL volunteers.
“They [the organisation] had heard about the work we do,” OFFL co-founder Dennis Perry said. “They were looking for a charity with integrity who works with people who could never afford a pair of glasses. They have guaranteed they will continue to work with our ministry.”
PAU nurse educator Ruth Galang was overwhelmed by the donation, praising God for the opportunity to use the equipment to benefit others who have difficulty with poor eyesight.
Mrs Galang and some of her students have been involved in a number of outreach programs, providing glasses to hundreds of people whose lives were instantaneously enriched after receiving the glasses.