A wonderful story has emerged of a group of volunteer Israeli Doctors who have travelled to Kyrgyzstan in August.
Many of the patients treated in Kyrgyzstan had been blind for years. The Israeli delegation performed complicated procedures such as cornea surgery, plastic surgery, tumour removal, and the treatment of cataracts in children.
Director of Eye from Zion, Yoram Hessel said “Tikkun Olam is the mission, this is the name of the game,” referring to the Jewish ideal of “repairing the world.”
“We are a non-profit, with no hidden agenda. No one in the organization has a credit card from the organization. All our funds go right to the people, right to buy medical equipment.”
Eye from Zion was established in 2007 by Israeli businessman Nati Marcus, and has sent volunteer teams around the world to perform operations to needy people.
An inspiration of their work is Proverbs 3:27: “Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do so.” And their website explains they will always be there for those in need – to give the best medical aid, and at the same time, deliver a message of mutual humanitarian aid in the spirit and values of the State of Israel and of the Jewish Heritage.
May God bless these wonderful men and women who are using their talents to shed light into the lives of many needy people around the world.
Christians United for Israel UK