1 Wheelchair Shows God's Faithfulness to 42!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • May 8, 2013
  • 2 Comments
  • Wheels For The World

Satit in his new wheelchairAt the age of 3, Satit contracted polio. Living in Chiang Mai, Thailand, he was the eldest son in a Christian family that loved God’s word and believed in the power of prayer. Even though he could no longer walk, Satit prayed for God to use his life to bring others to Christ in Thailand. At 16, Satit felt God’s call to ministry and applied to many seminaries, only to be turned away. Pointing to his weak legs, he was told over and over again, “God can’t use you.” Without a wheelchair, it seemed they might be right. But Satit’s faith and prayer never wavered. Even though he did not have a wheelchair, “I attended as many Bible studies as I could,” said Satit. “God has called me to be an ambassador for Christ. I prayed for strength, for God’s provision of a wheelchair … and for souls.” Today, Satit and his wife work tirelessly to rescue children from the streets, where they are used in drug trafficking, slavery, prostitution and unfair labor. “We bring them to live with us,” said Satit. “We show them God’s love and teach them His word.” Living all together in a renovated church basement, Satit and his wife have rescued 42 children who now call him “Papa.” Recently, your love and faithfulness sent a Wheels for the World team to Thailand and Satit joyously received a beautiful, custom-fit wheelchair. This gift you provided brings special joy and hope to 42 rescued children in Thailand … because Papa now sits in a wheelchair that proves God answers prayer!

 
 

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How beautiful a story! I can think of no greater sacrifice (aside from the Lord's) than to have waited and even against all hope, still held the faith to be used by Jesus, even when the very ones who have should have shown love and patience failed to train you Satit. ...... God saw and heard you and trained you Himself. What a God-blessed event. Andrea
  • May 10, 2013
  • 12:25 p.m.
  • Andrea Sandvik
This is a wonderful tribute to the work of your charity and the work of a wonderfully couple.
  • May 9, 2013
  • 12:12 p.m.
  • Celia