We are a team of physical therapists, mechanics, or support people from Texas, Minnesota, California, Florida, and from Cameroon.
We’ll be working through two Christian organizations that minister to people with disabilities, one in Yaounde and one in Bamenda. Later posts will highlight the organizations and some of the people we'll work alongside.
As with most countries in the developing world, adaptive and accessibility equipment is unavailable or is prohibitively expensive. Our goal is to minister freedom to some of those with limited or no mobility. A wheelchair or walker will mean new ability to participate in community life. The wheelchairs and walkers were donated to Joni and Friends by people like you and then restored to like-new condition by prison inmates in prisons around the US.
But even more than physical freedom, we pray for spiritual freedom for people whose disabilities may have kept them from an acquaintance with Jesus and fellowship with his body. Each person is prayed with as consultation begins and again when he or she is sitting in that "new" wheelchair. In addition, each wheelchair recipient will receive a Bible and time with a pastor.