The Colbys came to begin working with His Eyes / Clinica Cuerpo de Cristo in the late 1990s through short term groups with FCO (Fellowship of Christian Optometrists) from Indiana University. They interned with the mission in 1999 for four months to help get the optometry work started, and moved here full time in 2000.
Valerie currently works in the clinic as a staff optometrist. Felipe is the mission’s executive director. They have two adult children, Cecilia and Soren, who were both born in Tegucigalpa. (Soren was born in the old clinic building.)