June 29, 2013

Jamaican work goes on.
Normally when we are working with the wheelchair program we are setting up partners organizations, negotiating contracts, or writing proposals.   This week we had the opportunity to help Sister Meddow-Anderson (our Wheelchair Monitor) deliver and fit a wheelchair.  We took the wheelchair to Brother Sutherland who was one of our Branch Presidents but has been paralyzed by a stroke.  This picture shows him sitting in the chair for the first time.  He came out of his house, the door with the red curtain.  The other door belongs to a member who is 101 years old.  The home is divided in two each half being about 15’ by 24’ mostly one bedroom that includes living room, bed room, and kitchen.
 My job was to help set up the wheelchair.  Here I am adjusting the foot rest.
 Tracy is the real wheelchair expert.  She is making sure chair fits properly.
 Brother Sutherland has been cooped up in the house for about a year and was glad to get out in feel the sunshine.  Now he wants to go somewhere.
 He has some use in his right arm and right leg so his wife will provide the power to allow him to move around.  
 The Church and Tracy bring a little sunshine and happiness into the lives of many mobility impaired people’s lives.  The Church provides hundreds even thousands of wheelchairs to Jamaicans who are mobility impaired.  We have one Major organization who distributes chairs to 21 of our sub-partners, (churches, hospitals, and Health care organizations) located across the Island.
Well we hope you have had a great week.  Ours has been productive with advancing the Churches programs.  We were able to see the Mission Presidents Seminar that was televised last Sunday.  It is inspiring to be able to be a part of this great work of the Lord.
May the Lord Bless you in all you do…we love you all and pray for you always…
Mom and Dad
E/s Murdock