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From Tears and Fear

She cried just thinking about her life in the last nine months, how much it had improved, how grateful she was to be alive, how strangers had reached out to her and were now friends. Londiwe Ginindza is 17 years old. She looks younger until you wa...

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"Now I Can Sing!" (and Get Off the Ground)

Two disabled sisters voiced gratitude to all the people they will never meet who have brightened their lives.   A neighbor brought 15-year-old Dudu to a recent Luke Commission outreach. Dudu walked on her knees; her lower legs were under-de...

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Spotted on a Hillside...

Far on a hillside, a long way from The Luke Commission’s Room 9, staff member Missi saw a schoolboy squinting to look through "such a small pair of glasses."   Missi thought, "Thank you, Lord, for letting me look right the...

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And Then a Blessing Rained Down

When rain comes, no matter the temperatures or the circumstances, Swazis celebrate. They proclaim, “It’s a blessing.” That happened at a recent Luke Commission outreach. The day had been hot, hot, norma...

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Looking Over His 112 Years

Before HIV/AIDS invaded the lives of Swazis 20 years ago, Swaziland ranked one of the highest for life expectancy in Africa. Today it ranks one of the lowest. But in the midst of startling statistics, there is a 112-year-old patient who literally ...

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An Adventure You Won't Want to Miss: Finding Eye Patients Throughout Rural Swaziland

“My mother went to fetch water. She is scared.”   “Grandmother is not around. She is visiting her sister.”   “Grandfather is sick and can’t go.”   “She stays on that side (pointing ...

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Looking Back to Look Beyond

The Miracle Campus is the hub of The Luke Commission, with spokes that reach into all the corners of Swaziland. Here, one of eight containers to arrive in 2016 is unloaded into one of TLC’s warehouses.

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Surgeons Come to Serve and, Instead, Receive

Several eye surgeons have joined The Luke Commission in Swaziland for short, intense sessions, performing cataract surgeries with the TLC medical team.   We appreciate and thank each of these volunteer doctors – those still to come and m...

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Mbongiseni - Growing a Leader from a Gardener

  As The Luke Commission strives to develop leaders among young Swazis who will serve their own people with compassionate health care, examples emerge. Shining stars, so to speak.   One of those is Mbongiseni whose career as a gardener...

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Not a Moment Too Soon

This 12-year-old girl could be part of your life, a cherished part. A daughter, a niece, a next-door neighbor. Imagine telling her that she has an incurable blood disease.   That’s what The Luke Commission counselors encounter at every m...

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