Fred Hollows is famous for his work, giving the gift of sight to people in third world communities. His foundation has continued his work long after he passed away.
Catherine Hamlin is our female Fred.
1959 she and her husband first arrived in
, as medical practitioners on a short term contract, but quickly realised there was an enormous problem. Addis Ababa
Although it’s culturally acceptable in
for girls to be married young, 14 year old female bodies are not ready for childbirth. Older women, too, are suffering from obstetric fistulae. Ethiopia
One of her books, Catherine’s Gift, explains how she and her husband got involved in the problem, what they found, how women are shunned and rejected because of this life-threatening problem, and what they have done and are doing about it.
They were motivated by their Christian beliefs to help, but were not remotely interested in becoming missionaries. The sole qualification for obtaining the help of this remarkable woman’s organisation is need.
Now, the mongrels who control the Australian arm of the charitable trust are telling this 88 year old saint she must screw all of the non-Christians who have supported this work.
If Christ had stayed put in his grave, he would be turning in it.