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Mustafa’s Prayer for Dr. Cathy

Mustafa returns for a follow up visit and minor procedure several years after his sight giving bi-lateral cataract surgery. You might have seen the video of Mustafa’s mom Maryama who traveled back to Serabu on our last mission trip just to thank Dr. Cathy. Before he and his mom departed for Guinea he offered this prayer for Dr. Cathy. Mustafa might be hard to understand but this was his prayer. ” I want to give glory to God for you and for all the people who have done these things for my eyes. May God protect you when you go to America so that you should have a safe journey”. Mustafa is wearing a Rosary that was given to him, like all patients, before surgery. Tom & mom is speaking in the background. http://www.southerneyememphis.com/donate/

Mission Trip Update

January 5th – Update from Tom Lewis 3:30 PM CST. 35 Surgeries in the first 2 Days. All is well!!

January 6th – Today’s update from Tom. Cloudy day yesterday lead to amazing rainstorms last night and cool temps today. 17 more surgeries today for a total of 52 so far. Best part is we are finishing before 7 pm each evening – only 12 hour days for Cathy instead of the usual 15 to 18. Fr Greg doing great helping out everywhere and getting to know the village. Generator only stopped twice today. Life is good. God is great.

January 7th – Today’s Tom update just in from Serabu. 73 surgeries in 4 days at the current rate should finish around 250 which would be a new record. Very cute video of preschoolers receiving scholarship money enough for 60 students for a year. I have 60 names and thank you letters as well. Caught a big rat in trap. Tom

PS. Fr Greg is awesome. Today is Cathy’s birthday. Fr Jabati had a special blessing for her at mass this morning. Celebrating at local tavern tomorrow night Good night.

Today – Just in from Southern Eye Clinic, Serabu Africa.
18 more surgeries today for a total of 91 this week including a baby with congenital cataracts. Football tournament next weekend. Birthday party tonight for Cathy and 120 of her close friends at Dizo’s entertainment complex. FYI tom P.S. Mission Trip Surgery Record is 242 and could be broken this trip.

A Freetown local by the name of David Tucker born and raised in Serabu and has family still living in Serabu and was there today visiting the Clinic and Tom and Dr Cathy. Through the blessing of modern technology and a cell phone app David was able to send us some pictures and a video from the Southern Eye Clinic area. Thank you David! In the pictures you will see various patients and Tom Lewis and Dr Cathy and Clinic Staff.

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