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He’s Only One Father in Many, But…

The Luke Commission staff includes many fathers.   Some are married to the mothers of their children. Some are not, often because saving for the bride price, 14 to 16 cows, may take years.    Some fathers never had paying jobs befo...

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Two Disabled Neighbors Move Faster, Farther

It’s not unusual for two patients at a single Luke Commission outreach each to receive a Mobility Worldwide cart.   But it is uncommon for two disabled neighbors each to be fitted for a cart the same day, in this case the same evening. ...

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Mother’s Day Makes All of Us Think, Remember, Thank

At its best, Mother’s Day makes us feel kindly and appreciatively toward the women in our lives who have mothered us, grand mothered us, mothered our children, or simply been there with devotion we do not deserve but desire. All of us. Age no b...

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Call Anytime for Medical Help; TLC Will Answer

The word is out!   The Luke Commission will help people with lumps, growths on their bodies. But maybe not until dreadlocks are shaved, so the patient can know to seek help.   Sifiso’s story will make you smile. It has a few humor...

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On a Quest to Find Eye Patients Who Eagerly Await Help

Swazis who have vision troubles come to rural mobile hospital outreaches throughout the country throughout the year.   If their eye problems cannot be resolved that day with prescription or reading eyeglasses, the patients’ names, cont...

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Glimmer of Hope from Eyes That Grew Dimmer

He could see when he was a boy. Then his eyesight grew dimmer and dimmer. Why? No one could tell him. Then hope returned when The Luke Commission agreed to treat him. Eyeglasses might help. They didn’t. Contacts might be the answer to better si...

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Surprise! From Gogo's Back to New Wheelchair

This grandmother (gogo) had not eaten all day. As soon as she was done at The Luke Commission mobile hospital, she said she was walking home to collect green leaves and grasses to cook for supper.   Gogo Sefangani Mndzebele came to the rural T...

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One, Two, Three, Four Prayers Answered in One

Often when God answers a long-standing, long-pleading prayer, we discover He is responding to others’ prayers, too.   Just ask Missi Schmelzenbach. And then prepare to shed a few tears with her. Some tears are just meant to be.   ...

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Compelled to Come, Grateful to Leave with His New Cart

His older brother accompanied the 38-year-old man who shook as he walked, weak and wobbly on his feet.   Sibusiso Kunene of rural Swaziland was brought to a Luke Commission mobile hospital outreach, “because someone told me I must come t...

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Dying Well...

Dying well reflects living well, seeking to make amends where needed and then letting go sadly but triumphantly. That’s what The Luke Commission’s patient Eric Maphosa did before he died a few weeks ago. Granting us permission to tell ...

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