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What can I do?

A picture can share much more than words and as I am still jet lagged from travel it might be all I can share right now. My mind is scrambled and my body is depleted. What is left of me is a small shell of who I was and God knows what’s to come of it all. I’ve seen a lot over the past 4 weeks and I have had my heart ripped out, blown up, trampled, lifted, squeezed, and overwhelmed during it all.

What can I do?

I am not in control first of all and second God only knows what he’s going to do with all of this new information collected while in Africa.

The number one need is LOVE and Compassion to about 200 children and what appears to be 100 widows in the village. I went, I saw, and now I want to share with everyone what God is anxious to lay on all your hearts.

Stay tuned for more…and pray for Healing Eyes

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The Day is Approaching!

The Whoa Benefit Concert and
Silent Auction is really coming together

September 19th at 6PM
Located at Family of Christ Church
1100 Henze Rd, Comstock Park MI

Can’t make it but still want to Support Healing Eyes? You still can order a ticket just in case:)

Still have Awesome T-shirts for order too!

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Who are We?

What is Healing Eyes all about?

Check out the About page to learn more and remember to share with a friend.

Is your heart open to the possibility of partnering with us and have that one-on-one connection with a small ministry? Check out the Partner With Us page to learn how.

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Whoa! Benefit Concert

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What a little ‘believing’ can do to lift spirits

Can I tell you a story? Of course I can it’s a blog! ūüôā

I am happy..Why? Well I talked to my friend in Uganda again about Billah and found out the money arrived safely at her school and teachers were happy. Billah was happy. And the family was happy. Sooooo I am happy.

It’s small steps really but I’ll take the tiny steps forward over just sitting still and going mad. Now I just need to find the remaining funds to cover the rest of her back school fees and also get little William into school.

No problem!

I have faith and believe it will happen. Somewhere out there someone has $20 just dying to make its way to these 2 kids in Africa and I can’t wait to share with them what an impact they made in a child’s life because of it.

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Pay it Forward this Back to School Season

If I said 15,000 Shillings buys a¬†school uniform¬†and that is only $4.41¬†… 300 shillings buys a broom ($.09) ….

  • Ream of ruled paper – 15,000 ($4.41)
  • Exercise books – 300 ($.09)
  • School bag – 50 ($.01)
  • Plastic blue cup – 50¬†($.01)
  • Uniform – 15,000 ($4.41)
  • Grey Socks – 100 ($.03)
  • Broom – 300¬†($.09)
  • Toilet Paper – 50¬†(.01)
  • Scrubber brush – 50¬†(.01)
  • Small flask – 50¬†(.01)
  • Mosquito net – 100¬†($.03)
  • Pocket money – 20,000 ($5.87)
  • Sweater – 1000 ($.29)

IMG_5167The¬†loose change in your spare drawer can do more than one would think. It’s shocking how far $1 can go to providing comfort to another far away. So as we gear up for Back to School shopping and sales fliers maybe the change left over can make its way to Billah and William hoping to go to school with there shopping list.

I am putting myself out there and asking for 20 people who read this blog or bump into me throughout the month to help fill my shopping cart¬†to Pay it Forward this school season. $20 a person will allow me to pay for supplies and send William to school with his cousin and also ensure Billah doesn’t get kicked out of school for late fees.

and if $20 is too much for you right now than even $10, $5, or $1 can bring a smile to these 2 kids I love dearly.


Donate Button with Credit CardsHealing Eyes, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in Western Michigan. If you would like to partner with Healing Eyes on a one time or monthly basis, please make your checks payable to Healing Eyes, Inc. and mail them to 4160 Blue Heron Dr SE, Apt 302, Kentwood, MI 49512. 

Thank you. If you don’t have a PayPal Account Don’t Worry it’s not required¬†¬†look to the bottom left side after clicking the Donate button, where it says “Don’t have a PayPal Account”.

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A Joyous Day felt around the world

Yesterday I was able to send some money to Uganda to help pay for a very dear friend’s schooling and hopefully it arrives safely to the school account. There is something joyous about calling the brother and telling him the money is on the way. It seems the school had kicked little Billah out again and they were able to convince them to let her stay a bit longer. So I think the timing of this is all perfectly aligned with keeping her in school.

This is all so scary and exciting at the same time as I have no idea how to keep the money flowing in this ministry but it seems to be working for now and in the process making people happy.

I feel like this blog post isn’t well written ha as to me being OVERFLOWING with joy from talking to my friends in Uganda! Perhaps we might have even prevented a little girl from being evicted from school!

Prayers needed big time to ensure the money makes it by the end of the week to the school and the account number I have is correct, that no one cheats healing eyes, and that the school deducts the money from her past fees. Pray for Billah and her safety and her entire family to find some peace amidst there days. Pray for Billah’s brother who has a kind heart and is himself struggling to get back into the university to become a surgeon.

Can October come any sooner?! I am anxious to return to the waterfall and live a life I was intended for even though it is the hardest kind of life imaginable. Through great struggle comes the most rewarding pay offs though.

If you ever thought of sponsoring a child in need I can really understand how it may not seem rewarding when you don’t have the close relationship gained by direct contact with the family. But I can tell you this, either way it is all about helping a child feel God’s loving arms and not about how we feel by helping. The boost of adrenaline in joy is a nice perk to helping though:) If only I could transfer that feeling to all of you more directly ha!

Thank you to everyone for reading and praying and supporting…just big hugs for everyone and let the Big Hen be slaughtered tonight for the joyous celebration over building relationships abroad!!¬†(yes a slaughtered chicken analogy, my dear little friend wrote that in a letter to me, she is only 9 years old but in Africa it is a great thing to offer an abundant meal to visitors in joy of receiving them)

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Faith appeared 

I met a Girl named faith when first arriving. The name was pretty and I didn’t put it together in my head as to why it struck me. Until later in the day after sitting through a long ceremony on a hard chair did I see why God put the word ‘faith’ in front of me. He was trying to tell me have faith Sarah even if you feel tired frustrated and sick. 

I’ve been concerned about land and purpose and needing answers I wasn’t prepared for this next bread crumb. 

A man I met my first day here who was giving the land to the ministry I’ve been serving with while here decided to seek me out. Now understand my first meeting with him I was jet lagged. Now this second interaction I was feeling ill and drained from the day too. Perhaps God wants to step in when I am at my weakest to show off. 

The reason why this man found me sitting alone was because I wasn’t playing soccer with the others and the kids were occupied elsewhere. So the moment was just right. He asked me again what I was wanting to do in Africa. I stuttered and eventually spit out the insane idea I had. Then I basically admitted I’m clueless and have no idea how to accomplish this. 

He has connections with locals and other organizations and his non profit aims to Connect others and give help where needed to orphans and widows. 

If I had been with the kids I would’ve have not talked to him. The meeting was arranged by God. 

His passion is to help educate families about how to have healthy babies and also preventing young girls from getting pregnant. He also tries to help widows find ways to support themselves and there children. Perhaps some of what he said was just to hook me but I can’t deny a lot of it seemed too aligned with what I’m trying to find. I can’t deny God had a hand in this meeting. 

Top it all off and he knew about the waterfall In Uganda and has ways to inquire about the need there and available land.

My eyes were on land but it seems it’s being redirected towards a possible relationship with this other organization that came out of nowhere. 

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Island kids offer up a donation

Found out the kids at the Lighthouse were scheming before I got here. They raised $18.56 and 20 Pesos for Africa!
The Pesos will be a nice souvenir ha!

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Two versions of life

My life has been more abundant since letting go of a way of thinking that didn’t conform to how we are taught to think. When I stopped trying to think about how my life ‘should’ be when fit into a box that others around say it should fit into something magical happened. Take for example these two refrigerators..the one on the left is the year 2012 and the one on the right is 2015….pre-cancer and post-cancer…pre-faith and post-believing….AndySarah…Sarah.

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Asking for donations is more than just getting to the goal of $5000 by May…it’s about asking friends and family to build this new life. A life where Sarah works with kids and proves that miracles still do exist in 2015!

I never thought I would be a widow..I never thought I would have kids…I never thought I would live anywhere but Michigan. Yet! Every one of those things has happened in just over a year’s time! So when we thing God works slow, think twice because he can work super fast if we put our minds and hearts to something we believe in.

I BELIEVE IN the Verse….

“Sing, barren woman,
    you who never bore a child;
burst into song, shout for joy,
    you who were never in labor;
because more are the children of the desolate woman
¬†¬†¬†¬†than of her who has a husband,‚ÄĚ
says the Lord.


BELIEVE WITH ME!   $1345 yet to go before May

Donate Button with Credit CardsHealing Eyes is a 501c(3) Non-Profit Organization based in Western Michigan. If you would like to partner with us on a one time or monthly basis, please make your checks payable to Healing Eyes, Inc. and mail to 4160 Blue Heron DR SE, Apt 302, Kentwood, MI 49512. All donations are tax deductible and a statement will be mailed to you for your records. Thank you.

If you don’t have a PayPal Account Don’t Worry it’s not required¬†¬†look to the bottom left side after clicking the Donate button, where it says “Don’t have a PayPal Account”.

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