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Hoping For the Best

Its Hard to wake up every morning and thank God for all he has done in my life. Most days I am tried, I  don't want to go to school, or I say that I'll thank Him later. The Mission of Healing Eyes that my family and I started has changed my view on life drastically, I now see that I have things in my life that some people would not even dream of having. I feel that doing this mission has not only brought me closer to God but has helped me see the wonders He does every day. My family and I are strong faithful Catholics, and although anyone can come on the Mission you see that there is something different about our mission then any others. I feel that our group each and every time has such a strong connection and wants to help. Every time I go down there I cant help to think of this verse from Matthew "How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye." Every one in the mission can clearly remove the speck from their brothers eye because they see that they need help and they have no speck in their eye. My Dad the main doctor of our group has no speck in his eye and can see what many people don't know exists, he sees the face of Jesus in every patient that comes through our clinic.

Our purpose of the mission is to restore the sight of people with cataracts, they go from being blind maybe for 20 years to seeing 20/20 the next day. They see things for the first time, the joy that comes out of them no words can explain. A man 45 had a daughter 7 years old but he has been blind for 9 years, the day we removed his patch and he saw his beautiful daughter for the first time he sobbed tears of joy. This Mission that has brought sight to over 5000 people, has for sure brought true sight to me. "Open the eyes of my heart Lord, I want to see you". For most of my life I was looking out of my eyes but now I know that true sight comes from the heart. "We walk by faith, not by sight" 2 Corinthians 5-7 

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