Presentation on theme: "A JOINT EFFORT WITH: AND New Orleans, March 2005: Preparing & Loading The Container PACKING SORTING HAULING Preliminary preparations took over 2 ½ weeks."— Presentation transcript:
MANAGUA, APRIL 13: THE CONTAINER IS OUT OF CUSTOMS & READY FOR DISTRIBUTION Lifting a heavy wheelchair… with one finger each. Loading a truck with donations for the city of Masaya. Martha checking the packing list, & miracle of miracles: EVERYTHING ARRIVED! Unity & Teamwork = STRENGTH
DISTRIBUTION A truck-load of donations for the public hospital in Masaya. Another load to distribute. Here’s SUPER ‘KEN’ Toting 4 cases high. Show off! (He tried 5 & dropped’m)
DELIVERING MUCH NEEDED SUPPLIES TO THE HOSPITAL We brought two hospital beds for the new emergency ward at the public hospital, plus over 30 boxes of medical supplies & sheets. Dr. Castillo, the hospital director, was elated with the needed supplies, especially the beds & sheets. Due to scarcity of funds, conditions at the hospital are deplorable, they lack even the very basics. Patients have to bring their own bedding.
Praying for Melanita, born with Cerebral Palsy & 40 yrs. bedridden. Sister Flor picking up a donation for a local Convalescence Home. Sister Maria of ‘San Pedro Claver’, a Home for the Elderly, receiving their donation. Selecting donated supplies for a small rural clinic. Dr. Frank volunteers his services there every week.
The shows were a total success, reaching hundreds of kids with a positive, faith building message! Adults loved it too!
Most of these children come from very poor families & endure hardships on a daily basis. Some of them have special needs but for lack of resources their families receive little assistance. OUR OBJECTIVE: To Make Them Laugh Their Way To Victory We took time after the Shows to play around & talk with the children. They loved the attention!
A SIMPLE WHEELCHAIR HAS GREATLY IMPROVED THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE! 22 yr. old Clayton suffers severe retardation. He was sadly abandoned by his mother & his elderly grandmother has been taking care of him. 20 yr. old Leticia happy with her wheelchair. She has mental retardation & is not able to walk, talk or care for herself. Wheelchair Distribution
WHEELCHAIRS ARE PRICELESS IN NICARAGUA 90 yr. old Lupita cried for joy. She had a stroke & can no longer walk. Victoria suffered a stroke & lived without a wheelchair for 10 yrs. It was a moving experience to see their reactions of appreciation. Many cried with emotion & blessed us for delivering this gift from the Lord. A real Answer to their PRAYERS!. As Most People Don’t Have The Means to get One.
COMPASSION Does Something About It! We personally placed every wheelchair. The recipients were not only extremely poor but many were suffering severe afflictions & medically irreversible conditions. Marlene shines shoes for a living at the local park in Masaya. PITY Just Feels Sorry She lost her leg in a car accident a few years ago & has been in need of a wheelchair. What a surprise when Brian brought her one the very next day!.
No longer able to work, he begs to survive but still maintains a very positive attitude. He was extremely happy with his ‘Cadillac’ as he nicknamed his new wheelchair. Praying with Walter to receive the Lord. Walter fell off a bus a few years ago & due to poor medical treatment & diabetes he lost both legs. Walter’s Story
Candida suffers from acute crippling arthritis, which at the age of 48 has left her an invalid & unable to get around. ANOTHER CHANGED LIFE ! Candida’s humble house. She lives in a slum on the outskirts of Masaya. Due to poor circulation & lack of medical treatment, her ankles & feet have infected sores. Receiving a wheelchair was the answer to her prayers. Here she’s doing a ‘wheelie’ with Ken.
San José José de Los Remates Located two hours from Managua in the province of Boaco. We traveled on a deserted, hilly dirt road for the most part. Entering the town. We were the main attraction of the day! Entering the town. We were the main attraction of the day! A humble adobe house along the way. A humble adobe house along the way. OUR TRIP TO Living conditions for the peasants are very rustic. Living conditions for the peasants are very rustic.
Coco Loco herding pigs in central park. Enjoying our time in this beautiful little town
It is not known why but San José de los Remates has a high rate of birth defects. Most of these families are very poor peasants & it’s very difficult for them to cope with the difficulties & needs of their handicapped children.
This 2 yr. old girl was born with cerebral palsy. This sweet 3 yr. old boy has spina bifida.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THESE KIDS LIVES This Down Syndrome boy is now mobile 8 year old Clarisa is trying out her new walker.
THE PLEA OF A MOTHER We didn’t have a proper wheelchair for her little boy because he can’t sit up & the chairs we brought did not recline. Amparito picking up the specialized wheelchair for this little boy. It was heart-breaking to not be able to help in that moment but, thank God, we had a reclining chair in Masaya & sent it to him right away.
Ken, with Marlene the shoe shine lady. She was very thankful for her wheelchair. Brian with a group of young students that prayed to receive the Lord. Brian & Ken with street kids Street Kids: Each child got new outfit. They were all so happy with their new clothes.
YOU HELPED US MAKE A DIFFERENCE. WE COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOU YOU!!