"You are Truly the Friends of God!"

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • March 8, 2012
  • 17 Comments
  • Wheels For The World

a boy in ghana sitting in his new wheelchairIn developing nations like Ghana, West Africa, little children with disabilities are outcast… denied the opportunities other children enjoy. Kennedy was abandoned by his father when he was born with cerebral palsy. Yet his mother Angelica held onto her faith in Jesus Christ to provide all they need. Like any mother, she has worried about her son’s future. Will he be able to go to school? Will he learn and grow? How will she carry him all the days of his life? But God’s unfailing kindness, shown through you, has answered the cries of Angelica’s heart. On a recent Wheels for the World outreach to Ghana, Kennedy received his first wheelchair – and not just any wheelchair! A one of a kind, pediatric wheelchair uniquely prepared for him by our therapists. Sitting up in his bright blue wheelchair, God’s plan began to unfold for Kennedy. “He will go to school now!” Angelica cried. “And I can push him to church where we will both learn more about God! Today God has provided for us! You are truly the friends of God and the friends of people others turn away from. In your eyes we see only love.” This is the love that you demonstrate to disabled children and adults like Kennedy ­– you display the Gospel in the most real way possible. Do you know someone with an unused wheelchair? Check back next week for information about collecting wheelchairs in your community to bring the gift of mobility to someone like Kennedy!

 
 

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I am also a disabled person and I understand all what you just said in the post.My mother was in the same situation when I was kid.I am also willing to help people like kennedy.Thankx for sharing this post.
  • April 9, 2012
  • 10:51 p.m.
  • a. b.
It's wonderful to see stories like this where people have a heart for the needs of others. We are fortunate in our country that more opportunities and assistance is available for people with disabilities.
  • March 9, 2012
  • 7:25 a.m.
  • Beth
God provided a caring Christian Mother for Kennedy, the wheelchair is a "tool" provided by God. Similarly, God provided the caring Mother in the recent Indiana tornado; a Mother who sacrified her legs to protect her two children.
  • March 8, 2012
  • 9:14 p.m.
  • Edward M. Cooper III
This is what I, as a special education teacher wants for all the children of the world who has disabilities.
  • March 8, 2012
  • 9:10 p.m.
  • Juliebickel
Praise God! touchin, enlightening story. I would love to add more to Kennedy's life.
  • March 8, 2012
  • 3:30 p.m.
  • Jeanette Laird
Amen, to God be the Glory!! He is always available & answers prayers. May Kennedy be all God has planned for him. God bless his mother for relying on God and not giving up.
  • March 8, 2012
  • 2:52 p.m.
  • Connie
To God be the glory, praise. May god bless this Mother for standing strong and holding on to God when many of us would have "folded" under her burden.
  • March 8, 2012
  • 2:38 p.m.
  • Faye Spear
I have a child wheel chair that I want to donate. It is in good conditions, the only reason is that is too small for my grandson and he already has a new one. ALSO I have an adult wheel chair to donate too. you can call me and we will set a day and time so someone could get them.
  • March 8, 2012
  • 2:33 p.m.
  • J. Martinez
Wonderful! Praying for all your ministries! Wheels for the World has a special place in my heart.
  • March 8, 2012
  • 2:33 p.m.
  • Kathy Roeth
Amen!May God bless you are a tool in God's hand.Jeremiah 51:20 "You are my war club, my weapon for battle- with you I shatter nations,with you i destroy kingdoms,......May God bless you and multiply the testimonies.BLESSINGS.
  • March 8, 2012
  • 12:15 p.m.
  • Samuel Munyiri
 
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