In the midst of the “Political Crisis” in Honduras, on October 21, 2009 to be exact, I decided to take advantage of the situation to be able to reach an unreached people group with an Eyeglass Brigade.
Many of the police from outside of Tegucigalpa, police who live in small rural villages, are in town for the Congressional and Supreme Court legislated “Coup”. I still don’t understand why this is called a coup instead of an impeachment. These men have rare access to healthcare. So I plotted and planned and was able to get permission to go to where they were staying and have an eye brigade to check all of their eyes.
Rolando, of COVA, performs priliminary eye exams.
Victor Montoya follows with more exams.
Since there were 800 extra police in town, they were sleeping on the floor and outside at a military installation. We went there. As they came in from their ALL NIGHT foot patrols, they were surprised to see that we had taken over their dorm room.
All lined up and we gave them an eye exam and then they crashed on the floor to sleep. It was interesting doing eye exams to the background music of many snoring cops. I should really write a book about all the crazy things I do as a missionary! It never ends! There is always one surprise after another.