About GEM


So People Everywhere Can See

The purpose of Global Eyeglass Ministry is to partner with Christian churches to enhance their global mission trips by providing vision clinic resources such as eyeglasses, equipment, training and support.  These resources will enrich their message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing prescription eyewear to those around the world who do not have access to vision clinic services.  GEM is a non-profit organization in which 100% of all donations go directly into partnering with Christian churches to enhance their mission impact around the world.

GEM Equipment

GEM Eyeglass Processing Flowchart          CIMG8709


Global Eyeglass Ministry – Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God (2 Timothy 3:15-17; John 17:17).

We believe there is one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19; Ephesians 4:4-6).

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory (John 1:1-4, John 1:12; Philippians 2:5-11, Hebrews 1:1-4, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4).

We believe the Holy Spirit is present and active in the world today, empowering those who follow Christ to live a godly life (Galatians 5:16-18; Romans 8:9).

We believe that salvation is a free gift of grace, received through faith in Christ and expressed through good works performed in his name (Acts 2:38; Ephesians 2:8-10; Titus 3:4-6).

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and that all true believers are members of His body, the Church (1 Corinthians 12:12, 27; Ephesians 4:1-6).

We believe that all followers of Christ have the responsibility and privilege to proclaim the gospel by actively sharing their faith in Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8) and demonstrate the gospel by compassionately caring for the “least of these” (Matthew 25:40).


Thank you for visiting our website. Please look around and if you have any questions, please contact us! We’d love to share about what the Lord is doing through Global Eyeglass Ministry!

Global Eyeglass Ministry Board:

Tim P. Shay, Chairman
Dr. Don Andrews, Vice Chairman
Mary Shay, Secretary & Treasurer
Gale Andrews
Anne Dennis
Debbie Kaumans
Anne Shannon
Kevin Shay
Ryan Shay
Chris Welch
Cora Welch
Doug Wilson

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