West Coast Eagles chaplain ‘Morro’ talks about his seventh Miracles Day
July 31, 2019
Even though this is
my seventh Miracles Day, I never get tired of seeing people go from being blind
to being able to see. I’ve had the
honour of witnessing cataract surgeries in Tanzania, Nepal, Vietnam (twice!)
and The Philippines.
I’ve met a father in Tanzania who couldn’t feed his family until he had surgery and his sight was restored. I saw a mother in Nepal who had never seen the face of her son until she got a Miracle gift of surgery.
I’ve seen a six year old boy in Vietnam
light up the room with his smile when he found out that he could play hide and
seek, and for the first time be the one seeking.
I was welcomed into
a very humble home in the Philippines where a young father proudly pointed to
picture of his bride who he can now see again because of a Miracle.
cataracts operations in all these places and it still moves me to see someone
receive their Miracle.
“What do you want me to do for you?”
Jesus asked him. The blind man said, “Rabbi, I want to see.”
These stories and
the smiles of these beautiful people are etched forever in my heart. I’ve been into their humble shacks and
houses. I’ve seen their children and
their grandchildren. I’ve heard their
gentle voices speak of their situations, not complaining of their poverty but
rejoicing in the kindness and generosity of strangers.
And this year is
even more exciting. Not just because I
get to meet some more incredible people, not just because I get to witness more
Miracles firsthand, and not just because have I recently had my own cataracts
This year I am taking a close friend of
mine along for the journey. Former West
Coast Eagles backman and 2006 premiership player Sam Butler is coming on the
trip to Nepal.
Sam is a good man
and he loves to see people getting a hand up in life. Sam is the kind of guy who lives every minute
of life and wants to be someone who makes a difference to world around
him. I can’t wait to be there when Sam
witnesses someone have cataract surgery and being able to see again. I know that, like me, Sam’s eyes will be
opened to what’s possible through a $33 gift.
If you have ever prayed that you would like to have your eyes opened a little more, start by making a $33 Miracle happen for someone living in poverty this Miracles Day. Donate now
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