Tulsa Community Service Center
Vision is precious, yet most of us take it for granted. Millions of people cannot afford proper eye care and exams, lenses, and frames are often too expensive for families to afford. Students are unable to see the board or read a textbook. Fathers lose their jobs due to the inability to see what they're doing. Mothers are unable to get their driver's licenses because they cannot pass the vision test. If you can give someone their vision, you give them their life back.
The Tulsa Community Service Center (TCSC) teamed up with Better Vision, Better Hope to provide a free vision clinic. TCSC opened its doors on Sunday, March 4, to give free eye exams and glasses to the first 100 people. The doors officially opened at 9:00 a.m., but there was a line of about 40 people before 7:00 a.m. The 100 slots had been filled before 8:30 a.m.
Patients were welcomed with water and fruit as they filled out paperwork. After the initial intake, they received a full eye exam with state-of-the-art equipment and were able to choose the frames they wanted. Translators and volunteers worked until the last patient was served. A few days later, the patients returned to pick up their brand new glasses.
Evangelism comes in all different shapes and sizes. It's not just a seminar. It's having compassion for those in your community and wanting to do something to change their lives. Meet people where they are. Love them unconditionally and don't expect anything in return (including joining your church), and do it all over again. Why? Because Jesus tells us to.
By Stephen Carlile, Evangelism Marketing