We want to provide much needed reading glasses for older Christians who have difficulty reading their Bibles. One pair of reading glasses costs 3 dollars U.S.----ten pair 30 dollars----one hundred pair 300 dollars. I have recently suffered a detached retina of my right eye. My left eye has never been strong. For the first time in my life I have truly understood how much I have taken for granted in having a level of eyesight that has allowed me to read God's Word unfettered. I am expecting a full recovery of my vision over time. I would like to help our dear sibling Saints in the villages of Uganda. I would like to take 100 pair of reading glasses to Uganda for my yearly trip in September 2015. Bishop Pastor Bita will set about distributing reading glasses at each quarterly Bible distribution conference. We will endeavor to keep this effort alive for the need is never ending. Danny McDowell-----Bibles for Uganda
Lovely wife Lynette with Reading Glasses and Luganda Bible
[from the Augusta Georgia area-----U.S.A.]
Three donors have stepped forth to contribute a total of 850 dollars to purchase reading glasses. Besides this, a local retail store manager has given 100 dollars in gift certificates to double back and purchase even more reading glasses from that store. I have ordered over 300 pair to be taken with me in October. Danny McDowell B.F.U.
114pair arrived today May 8, 2015, added to the 165 we already had totals 279 pair of reading glasses
Bishop Pastor Bita [Jimmy] will be taking 50 or more pair of glasses to each of the Teaching/Bible distribution conferences throughout the comming year in addition to distributing reading glasses to needy Elders in our own home Church in Lusenke Kayunga, Eastern Uganda.
Update May 9, 2015
A regular donor from Augusta Georgia has purchased another 12 pair of reading glasses growing to a current total of 291.
just a few of the people of Lusenke Kayunga who received reading glasses on this day in October, 2015. There were more than 80 recipients who received reading glasses.
Dolwe Island, Lake Victoria
We did the bible drive and gave out reading glasses and bicycle on Friday. It was another wonderful day full of much joy, sweet trills of the village church women, praises and dancing with joy. Some people even shed tears of joy. I did inquire from the organizing pastors on how to balance/divide the number of bibles between the three Languages, Swahili, Luganda and English, during the time of purchasing the Bibles from the Book Store in Kampala. The information they gave me did not work out exactly as the way we divided the numbers. So we ended up having 16 Swahili bibles left over because there were more Luganda readers than Swahili.
December 2015 mission. Teaching of New Testament Christianity. Distribution of native language Bibles. The Island of Lolwe is far into Lake Victoria , in Namayingo District, near the shores of Kenya. Many Island Pastors will attend.
Osia, Tororo District, December, 2015
Dad, We are enjoying our stay with jaja in the village,we are all fine. Today we helped to dig a well for jaja [grandmother] and her neighbors, it was a great blessing to them. We shall send you some photos tomorrow. Uncle Azalia, your police friend, was so happy when i gave him the reading glasses, for over ten years he has not been reading his Bible due to his poor eye sight. Last Sunday we gave him reading glasses and immediately after reaching home he pulled out his Bible which he had kept stored for over years and with no difficulties he could see all the letters and reads the words very well. He got so excited he saluted several times in his British fashion, praising and thanking God for restoring his sight back after such along time and i told him that this gift is from one of our donors through your friend my dad omuzungu omunene omukadde [the big,old white man]. Am gonna leave him with some of the key scriptures of the teachings about New Testament Christianity and hope he will get to know the truth after reading them.
Son----Bishop Pastor Bita James Oloo [Jimmy].
Uncle Azalia and wife. This is the first time in ten years that Uncle has been able to read his Bible. Uncle is a retired police constable from the British days. He still sports his snap to attention and crisp British salute to people he meets.
Church members who have received reading glasses. Uncle Azalia far left.