A Logos Hope team partnered with 'Joy Town', a local project that has supported the Trench Town community for many years. Crowds of children aging from five to 18 gathered in the community centre to have their eyes tested for both reading and long-distance spectacles.
Although health care in Jamaica is free, the waiting lists for non-urgent appointments can be extensive.
For crewmember Mica Diflorio (Argentina), it was particularly special as it was her first experience of eyesight testing. She says, “I was really surprised by how many children really needed glasses. I enjoyed being able to spend time with the kids whilst also give them something practical that will really help them in their everyday lives. I was really touched by their humility and how thankful they were.”
As well as fully equipped eye tests and distribution of glasses, the team kept waiting children entertained with games and a presentation on what daily life looks like on Logos Hope. Crewmembers also shared God’s love through song.
The day was significant for crewmember Jasmine Loke (Singapore), as it allowed her to build relationships with children in the area. She says, “During the eye tests we got to spend quality time with the children waiting in line. Seeing how interested they were with the ship and how they engaged with what we were sharing about Jesus really touched my heart.”
Mica added, “The day was really impactful because we were not only there to provide a practical need, but also to share a message of God’s love for them. It’s the combination of the two that really makes a difference.”