The Future Vision Ministries—Canada last week conducted eye screening at Sunuzi Ground in Zomba City. Our correspondent Nelson Ndhlovu asked country representative Newton Sunday Sindo to explain why they carried out the exercise.
Tell us about Future Vision Ministries (FVM)
FVM was established in 2010. Apart from providing spiritual assistance, we also deal with early childhood development, provide good water sanitation and conduct sporting activities as well as relief programmes. We do this as one way of uplifting people’s welfare both spiritually and physically.
Why do you also focus on the physical dimension?
As a Christian organisation, we follow the teachings of the Bible. On several occasions, Jesus Christ gave people life even without preaching to them. He could preach and also meet people’s needs physically. So, this is what we are doing. A person who is not in good health cannot worship God with all their heart.
What happens after the screening?
We are working with eye departments from Queen Elizabeth and Zomba central hospitals. So, after the screening exercise, doctors will tell us what to do next. If problems arise and doctors tell us to send the people to their eye departments we will provide transport and all the necessary support so that people receive help.
How did you identify the people undergoing the exercise?
We identified them through their village heads. We also pasted posters everywhere in villages under Group Village Head Taulo. As you can see, the response is very good.