"One of the main goals for Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation is to build strong, deep meaningful relationships which allow us to build trust with the local government, local school officials as well as the students and residents of the towns in which we work.
The MOST Ministries Asia Eyeglass Team had a very positive impact on the local leaders and residents. Most of the principals from the schools we worked with were very excited and happy to have the team come and serve. In fact, several of them even wanted to help serve and assist the team in any way possible to show their appreciation and support. The Mayor, who has a reputation of being very busy, took time out of his day to come and visit one of the schools, primarily because he had been hearing very positive reports and feedback from the principals.
I have worked with many organizations and groups in organizing teams and activities. Simply put -- Working with MOST Ministries is one of the most organized and easy experiences I have ever had. I enjoyed the easy, consistent ability to communicate. Then when the team arrived -- I thoroughly appreciated being able to focus on my job and tasks, never needing to worry about the MOST Ministries' team members."
~Sean Harlow, Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation Service Coordinator
"MOST Ministries is an excellent Christ-centered service provider of short-term mission teams."
~Pastor David Chuchu, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Kenya
"The MOST Ministries team was by far the largest group of Christians to ever visit Qiqihar, China. Their services to the Qiqihar residents was inspiring and deeply appreciated by everyone who received the glasses. The example set by an elderly member of the eyeglass team, who was over the age of 80, was especially inspiring to all. As a result of the hard work of the Most Ministries team over the five-day period, the membership of Eunkwang Church increased by 400 persons."
~Rev. Sungwan Park and Peter Koh, Lutheran Church of Korea
"Members of the congregation are already asking if you are coming back here any time. There are still some people coming to my house asking if they can have somebody take a look at their eyes. People got really amazed with the work you did, as they could feel God's grace through your initiative. Some people from the government were also interested in the idea of the clinics and said that our town will always be open for you. The members of the congregation are now more willing to work in the mission of taking Jesus' love to others, because they have received His love from a group that came from so far away. They felt this love in each one in the group, and now they think they are ready to go and share it with others, too. . . Another story comes from a person who came to the place I was to announce the Gospel. This person came to me and said: 'Look, I think I will start going to your church because of the love and the care that Mark (he was in charge of pouring eye drops on people's eyes) showed me.'"
~Pastor Alex Ziemann, Lutheran Church of Brazil