Greetings, name, and Happy 2016!

As we begin a new year, will you join us in giving thanks for the work we did together last year?

In 2015 we shipped 74,840 wheelchairs to 37 countries. It can be hard to quantify the impact those wheelchairs make, but our Ugandan partners, Father’s Heart Ministries, paint a beautiful picture of what our joint work looks like.

fri story 01012016FWM’s gift of mobility enables us to enter a community and carry out our objectives of giving mobility, sharing the gospel, training pastors, raising awareness and advocating on behalf of people with disabilities—“A gift opens the way for the giver” (Proverbs 18:16). Every community we have entered has been impacted. Crowds come out to see what we are doing and are incredulous to see love being shown to the outcasts. People’s lives have been changed – they are no longer dirty or stuck at home or left out of society, and the people with disabilities are excited to know that God loves them. Many can now visit friends or get out of the house, go to school for the first time or get to church. Mobility gives them a whole new life, and 158 people were saved. We have the opportunity at all distributions to encourage caregivers in their role and to challenge the local government and educators to also do what they should to include and care for people with disabilities. Each community we enter is left totally transformed.

Thank you for being a part of this story being written around the world from Chile to China, from Ukraine to Uganda and from your home to the homes of each of our recipients.

God bless and Happy New Year!

Don Schoendorfer

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