We’re celebrating 10 years of Miracles Days in 2022! Over the last decade, more than 300,000 people have been given the Miracle gift of sight. All because of you!
Anyone who remembers the early Miracles Days will also remember former CEO John Jeffries, who supported the teams to get Miracles Day off the ground in 2013.
“We had a heartfelt desire to deliver the life-changing joy of sight restored to thousands of people,” says John. “We knew that if we could share the dream with more Australians – they would join us in our mission to change the lives of the poorest blind people in the world.”
John loved rolling his sleeves up and getting involved in the action. “I will never forget the unbounded joy of standing in a hospital ward in Tanzania as several poor people, who had been blind for years, had their post-surgical bandages removed,” John recalls. “For some it was the first time they actually saw their grandkids.”
In moments of joy like this, one of John’s first thoughts was of Miracles supporters like you. “I would quickly say a prayer for the donors back in Australia who had made this possible,” he says.
Since taking over from John as CEO in 2015, Jane Edge has enjoyed Miracles Day in much the same way, from taking phone calls on the day itself, to meeting the surgeons whose work you help fund.
“One surgeon really stands out for me,” says Jane. “Dr Mallick in Bangladesh, who has saved the sight of thousands of people over the past decade. It was incredible to witness him at work turning our donor’s support into real modern Miracles.”
Jane is really excited about the future of Miracles Day, seeing it as an event that will only grow and have an even bigger impact in people’s lives.
“Together, we can end cataract blindness in poor communities,” says Jane. “That’s the future of Miracles Day. And we want to invite even more compassionate Australians to join us in this work. Your kindness has the power to utterly transform people’s lives.”
So please spread the word, tell your friends, and invite them to join in the fun through our participating Christian radio stations on Miracles Day, Thursday 18 August. Thank you!