Maranatha Caring Mission

Category: Parish News,

Maranatha Caring Mission was established to provide Free Medical Clinics in the developing countries, feed the hungry, clothe the naked, provide clean water to the thirsty, and other works as the Spirit directs. It is in keeping with the injunction of our Lord Jesus in Matthew 25:40 “Whatever you do to the least of My brethren that you do unto Me.”  Our mission at Maranatha is to share the love of Jesus, and reach out to the poor. The first Clinic was established on November 12, 2016, in Umueje, Anambra State, Nigeria. The people in this area are predominately peasant farmers who live in impoverished, abject, and unhealthy conditions, and lack health care.

Eye disease is very prevalent in Umueje, and its surrounding towns.

Several patients are suffering from one eye disease or the other, and the majority of these patients are susceptible to cataracts. This is because Umueje and its surrounding towns are mostly riverine communities, so RIVER BLINDNESS is prominent in the area due to the parasites from the water. The majority of these rural dwellers are peasant farmers, producing rice and cassava with crude implements. During the harvesting and processing of rice and cassava, their eyes are often affected in some circumstance, the injury sustained to the lens leads to traumatic cataracts.

We have provided Free Medical Care to 13,315 patients, and performed 151 Free CATARACTS, and 55 Free PTERYGIUM Surgeries. We have 145 patients on the waiting list for cataract surgeries. It costs equivalent of $100 to perform one cataract surgery, and $20 to provide one month of eye care after the cataract surgery.

Please we need your help to continue to provide care and services to the poor.

God bless you for all that you do! Maranatha (Come Lord Jesus)!

With Prayerful Wishes,

Sr. Regina Mgbakor