When You Change a Child's Life with God's Love, You Change the World!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Dec. 28, 2015
  • Wheels For The World

Patricia getting fitted for her wheelchairPatricia sitting in her new wheelchair

In a developing nation, how does a little child with a disability come to know Jesus? How does she press past isolation and poverty? It happens when you send a wheelchair and a Bible … life-changing gifts that open the door for sharing the message of Jesus Christ. Let us show you step-by-step how it happens at a Wheels for the World distribution. Meet 10-year-old Patricia, who lives with her mother in Ghana, West Africa…

Relationship: 3 years ago Patricia received her first wheelchair from Joni and Friends. Recently, Patricia’s mom brought her back to receive a bigger wheelchair. Because of your prayers and generous support, Wheels for the World returns year after year, building local ministry relationships and providing for the ongoing needs of children like Patricia.
The Right Wheelchair: Volunteer physical therapist Melanie makes sure Patricia is given a wheelchair that fits her specific needs. Your faithfulness provided a beautiful, brand-new, Regency Pediatric Wheelchair, complete with all-terrain tires and heavy-duty footrests. The frame, head rests, and foot rests can be adjusted and expanded as Patricia grows.
On-the-spot Training: With the help of a local translator Melanie assures Patricia’s mom, Mercy, that this adjustable wheelchair will see Patricia into her teen years in complete comfort. She educates Mercy in therapy techniques, wheelchair adjustments and methods to strengthen Patricia’s limbs as she grows.
A Future: Because God has planned a future for bright little Patricia, naturally His gift of a wheelchair will be equipped to take her there! With every Regency Pediatric Wheelchair you send, an attachable tray is also provided. It’s perfect for school - for coloring, reading, and writing. At home, it serves as a table for eating or doing homework.
The Gospel Message: Because of your love, Patricia is “ready to roll” in her shiny, yellow wheelchair. Before returning home, she and her mother were given a Bible, and the Gospel message was shared by a local pastor. In village after village, city after city, country after country – your love sends wheelchairs and the Gospel through Wheels for the World. And lives are changed forever.

Help send a wheelchair or serve with Wheels for the World! Apply today! 


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