The Prophet Isaiah envisioned God’s coming kingdom, where:
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
and the ears of the deaf unstopped;
6 then shall the lame man leap like a deer,
and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.
– Isaiah 35:5-6
It is for this reason that healing the blind was so central to Jesus’ ministry. Through Open Door Ministries, the blind have literally been healed of blindness, as in Juana’s case. But we are striving to bring healing to others with poor eyesight as well by providing vision clinics and glasses to Guatemalans alongside our wheelchair distribution programs.
Our vision services are made possible by vision kits that we purchase from MPower, a Louisville-based ministry. Each one of the sponsored eye care kits contains 400 pair of prescription glasses. Local Guatemalans are trained by our vision team to test children and adults in hopes to give the best sight possible. Reading glasses are distributed as needed to assist with education and sunglasses are given as protection from open fire cooking.