Wishing all of you a blessed Holy Week and a joyful Easter. I am a bit overdue on the clinic updates, but thank you for your continued support of the work at the two Mother of Mercy clinics.

The most exciting news right now is the new optometry/ophthalmology service to begin on April 24th.  A local optometrist will be coming in a couple of days a month, and he is working with his colleagues to encourage them to volunteer as well.
In order for this to happen, they needed equipment.

The best part of the story is the way in which the equipment came about. As it turned out, a grant that Alexandra had applied for earlier, just for general use, came in. She had applied for the amount recommended, but when the money was awarded, the amount was more than they had asked for, not typical at all, but a nice surprise. Even better, the amount was exactly the amount of the lowest quote for the necessary equipment! Naturally, Alexandra feels the hand of God working very strongly working here.

There are several doctors who will provide surgery free of charge as well, while glasses are provided by Eyes for the Needy.  The need for eye care for our patients is acute, so this will be a huge help to our mission.

Dr. Home is still the only OB. She cares for 100 pregnant women at a time, in addition to her own private practice.  There is a great need for help for her, which could be another OB, or a PA or NP. Please pray for some help for Dr. Home.

The last thing I want to share with you is an astounding number—the number of patients who were cared for at the Mother of Mercy clinics from July 2020 until June 2021: 1,465!

Thank you for making this possible. Being a part of something so transformative is a blessing for all of us—we can truly be the hands of Christ on earth for those who would not receive medical care otherwise.

God bless you and your families,

Paula O’Keefe

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