Five Brothers Receive Their First Wheelchairs!

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • Sept. 18, 2012
  • 13 Comments
  • Wheels For The World

Five brothers smiling in their new wheelchairs

Brothers in Ghana praying while sitting in their new wheelchairsIt was hard to believe. One, two, three, four, five disabled brothers were lifted from the bus on a hot day in West Africa. The last brother emerged— Vincent, the 20-year old fulltime caregiver for all five of his beloved brothers. On this day, Vincent had somehow managed to bring them all to our Wheels for the World distribution. It was an astonishing sight. Because of your faithful support and God’s supply, Wheels for the World provided all five brothers with customized wheelchairs—and all five young men were beautifully served in the name of Jesus. Lifted from the ground and seated for the very first time in all their lives, the brothers grinned and high-fived each other. Vincent grinned back and bent over each of his brothers in turn. Soon, Vincent and his brothers rolled off to the official “wheelchair training” done at every Wheels for the World distribution … they checked out the brakes, rolled forward and backwards—five guys learning to “drive” for the first time. But Vincent ran back to the team, as they were packing up to leave after a hard, sweaty day of work. “Madame, madame! Where are the Bibles for my brothers? Please, please! Where are the Bibles?” In all the excitement of the day and five miracle wheelchairs, Vincent had not forgotten the most important thing. The Bible you send with every wheelchair tells the story best. It’s a story Vincent can’t wait to read to his five brothers.

 
 

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13 Comments

 
I love this story because made almost made me cry !!!!😋😊😊
  • Sept. 18, 2015
  • 7:27 a.m.
  • Christa
Praise be to God, How Beautiful!
  • Sept. 28, 2012
  • 8 p.m.
  • Leslie.n
Tears of JOY! What an AWESOME and MARVELOUS God we serve! Indeed, He is smiling! AMEN, to this ministry!!
  • Sept. 22, 2012
  • 9:22 a.m.
  • Jennifer Rader
Wow!!!!! That is one of the most amazing stories I have ever heard. I think Joni and Friends might want to do a TV episode on this one! God bless JAF and all the love and hard work. Thanks for taking the Gospel to the "ends of the world" You guys are a blessing!
  • Sept. 19, 2012
  • 9:09 p.m.
  • Steve Appel
Such awesome news to help the disabled. God bless you Joni and Friends!
  • Sept. 19, 2012
  • 3:37 p.m.
  • Stephanie
That is so awesome! Joni & Friends is the best! I love Joni & Friends they are so amazing!! Thank you Jesus for Joni, Ken, & their incredible ministry. They are making a difference in the world.
  • Sept. 18, 2012
  • 9:01 p.m.
  • Steve Murfitt
Tears at Vincent's question - “Madame, madame! Where are the Bibles for my brothers? Please, please! Where are the Bibles?” In all the excitement of the day and five miracle wheelchairs, Vincent had not forgotten the most important thing. Joni, you are a true blessing to all who know you! The way you are used of the Lord is remarkable and blesses everyone! I thank the Lord for your faith and obedience to His call! Love and prayers!
  • Sept. 18, 2012
  • 5:49 p.m.
  • Anna Rientjes
This story warmed my heart. As someone else said in a cold uncaring world the love of Jesus is shining through Joni and Friends ministry.
  • Sept. 18, 2012
  • 2:26 p.m.
  • Mary Biemer
What a beautiful Testimony!!!
  • Sept. 18, 2012
  • 1:57 p.m.
  • Andrea Carman
Wow! What an amazing story--the blessing of helping 5 in one family, the excitement over the Word, and the example of perseverance, survival, family, and of hope fulfilled. May the Lord bless you in your work.
  • Sept. 18, 2012
  • 12:50 p.m.
  • Kay
 
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