On the weekend of July 22 & 23, we’ll be joined for Missionary Sunday by Sr. Regina Mgbakor, a Sister of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in Nigeria, who is also the founder and director of Maranatha Caring Mission. This mission provides free medical clinics in developing countries like Nigeria, 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.”
In 2016, Maranatha established its first medical clinic in Umueje, Anambra State, Nigeria. Residents of this part of Nigeria are predominately peasant farmers producing rice and cassava with very crude implements. They live in impoverished, unhealthy conditions and lack health care. During the harvest season, their eyes are often affected, damaging the eye’s lens and leading to traumatic cataracts. River blindness is also prominent in this area due to parasite-contaminated water.
Your help is needed to continue providing free medical care to these impoverished patients and to help restore the eyesight of nearly 300 people on their waitlist who require cataract surgery. Learn more about the Maranatha Caring Mission and make your donation here.