Abandoned No Longer!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 26, 2013
  • 2 Comments
  • Wheels For The World

Amee receiving a wheelchairWhen little Amee was born with spina bifida five years ago, her mother abandoned her. In Thailand where she lives, the burden and stigma of disability is great—too great for Amee’s mother to bear. Amee was left to be raised by her father, who left her by the side of the road all day long while he scratched out a living as a farmer. But God’s hand is not too short to reach into the jungles and dusty roadsides of Northern Thailand. Amee was rescued by associates of Joni and Friends who brought her to the outreach in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There, with your prayers, she was lifted from the dirt where she crawled, to a wheelchair fit for a princess! Giggling with joy as she was seated in her bright pink pediatric wheelchair, Amee is a living example of what your love and support accomplishes through Wheels for the World. Amee now lives in an orphanage, where her father visits whenever possible. There, Amee also has a whole new family that cares for her with the love of Christ … and with your support, she has been crowned with the blessing of a wheelchair that opens a world of joyful possibilities!

 
 

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A very cool story!! The chair Amee received came from my shop. I was showing the photo and story to the men on my crew today as we tried to recall who was the one who worked on that pink chair. The men who work and do the restoration work of the chairs greatly appreciate the feedback that comes back to them. The photos and stories offer prove to them that a life can be transformed, even theirs. Each chair touches so many lives on its journey and that transformational power is felt even here, inside prison walls. steve
  • Nov. 27, 2013
  • 1:13 p.m.
  • steve marsh
Thank you Joni and friends for your encouraging ministry. Some years ago while I was on the pity pot and living like a victim I heard you on BBN. That was before I knew your story. I marvel at the way you encourage me in my everyday walk and I have the problem of food addiction. I love you and cherish your belief in Jesus. I have learned much and I love your singing. Praying for you and all those dear to you. Love Amanda
  • Nov. 26, 2013
  • 8:04 p.m.
  • Amanda Turner