Your Love-in-Action Brings a Child Home!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Nov. 30, 2012
  • 9 Comments
  • Wheels For The World

Apra in her new wheelchairHer face says it all! Off the ground and seated in a wheelchair, Apra will be able to live comfortably in her family’s home. Two hours outside Chiang Mai, in Thailand’s rural countryside, Apra’s parents scratch out a meager living as migrant farmers. They love Apra so much, but her cerebral palsy makes it impossible for them to care for her in their dirt-floor hut. So five years ago, Apra’s parents made the difficult decision to have her live in a nearby center for disabled children. Apra’s parents visit her every chance they get. And when they’re together, they pray that somehow God would make it possible for them to live together again. They are a Christian family in desperate need. Recently little Apra was brought to our Wheels for the World distribution by the workers at the Center. There, God answered 5 years of fervent prayer with the gift of a wheelchair that is collapsible and built for rough terrain—God’s perfect answer for a little girl who longs to go home. Your prayer and faithful giving have reunited this sweet Christian family in rural Thailand! The wheelchair you sent made it possible for little Apra to return home into the loving arms of her mother and father—where there is great rejoicing that God has heard and answered the cry of their hearts!

 
 

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God instructs us to "pray ceaselessly". What a testimony to Christian faith when we "love & trust God with all our mind & soul & body"...even trust God with the lives of our precious children. Can one ever understand the depth of God's love for us, as he loves Apra more than even her parents. May God strengthen & bless this family while receiving the glory!
  • Dec. 3, 2012
  • 8:38 a.m.
  • Jody
This brings tears to my eyes. I am so grateful for JAF, and that I can help with prayer and some $$s.
  • Dec. 3, 2012
  • 8:17 a.m.
  • Mary Ann
What a wonderful story of God's goodness and the fervent prayers of a Christian family. Thank you for sharing this and for the wonderful work you do in the name of our wonderful Saviour Jesus Christ. Every blessing to you all.
  • Dec. 1, 2012
  • 9:26 a.m.
  • Pam Barton
What a great story of the necessity of persevering in prayer! Imagine 5 long years and I wonder what doubts entered their mind over that span? Certainly they were also changed as a result of going thru that and no doubt that their faith was deepened! Thanks for that great story of courage Joni!
  • Dec. 1, 2012
  • 5:20 a.m.
  • dick betz
Apra looks like a beautiful Christmas ornament! just had to put my 2 cents in!Thank you for touch so many Joni Eareckson Tada and the people who serve.
  • Nov. 30, 2012
  • 3:06 p.m.
  • Nancy Comparan
Brings tears to my eyes when people acknowledge the good they can really do for other people! A beautiful story for Apra and her family in Thailand and a great gratitude for Wheels For The World. I believe love motivates us to love what we can do good and to see that love grow. Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays to Apra and her family and to Wheels For The World!!
  • Nov. 30, 2012
  • 2:33 p.m.
  • Noel Anthony Haughey
OTHANK YOU JONI AND FRIENDS THIA STORY OF APRA SO TOUNCHING. I WILL CONTUNIE TO GIVE TO YOUR WORK. GOD IS SO GOOD, HOW CAN WE EVER DO ENOUGH, BUT THEN GOD ONLY WANTSS OUR HEARTS AND HIS WILL LOVE YOU AUDREY
  • Nov. 30, 2012
  • 2:28 p.m.
  • audrey stenum
Thank you Jesus for providing for this family in Jesus name
  • Nov. 30, 2012
  • 2:23 p.m.
  • Veronica Barnhill
Dear Joni and team, What a wonder for that little girl and her parents. God answer our prayers. I am self in a wheelchair and I was thinking what such an oppurtinity it is to get one, It seems normal for us, but it isn't. God gave it to me. God bless your work. Best wishes, Willemien
  • Nov. 30, 2012
  • 2:06 p.m.
  • Willemien Slager