Wheelsblog Ghana 2017
The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Ghana from the 1st to 11th November 2017. They'll be sending back video updates whenever the 3G signal and time allows. We'll get them up here, and on our Facebook page as quickly as we can.
Day 10 - Thank you!
On their final day, the team visit the children's home run by Ellen, our partner in Ghana, and find out all about the work she does to help street children around the capitol. They also want to send a special thank you to everyone who's followed along with the blog! Thank you to all of you for your support. They should be landing in the UK at about 5.30 am on Sunday. (There's no video from Day 9, in case anyone was missing it!)
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Day 8 - Last Day of Distribution
It's the last day of distribution, and the team have 30 wheelchairs to give out, as well as plenty of repairs to people's old wheelchairs. Over the course of the distribution, they saw 238 clients, gave out 128 wheelchairs, 50 pairs of crutches, and many more buggies, walkers, walking sticks, and plenty of advice and prayer. Each Wheels for the World trip changes hundreds of lives, but costs thousands of pounds. If you'd like to support this life-transforming work, please follow this link to donate online or call us on 01372 749955.
The team are heading home now - please pray for them on their journey. Thank you to everyone who's followed along, left encouraging comments, or prayed for the team in Ghana. Your support has been really valuable!
Day 7 - Olivia and Amer
Join the Wheels for the World time for another packed day distributing wheelchairs in Ghana. During Day 7 (Wednesday), they gave out 57 wheelchairs, and worked with many more people. Please keep praying for the team, as they keep serving people over the last few days of the trip. Do share any of the videos from this page - they're giving a great insight into how a Wheels trip works, and how lives are being transformed.
Day 6 - Hard Rain
The Day 6 report from the Wheels Ghana team is now up, and it focuses on a hard day, dealing with a lot of challenges - including sudden heavy rain, and some difficult decision about who gets a wheelchairs. Please pray for lots of energy and encouragement for the team - they've got two more days of wheelchair distribution to go.
Day 5 - The Pastor's Conference
As well as distributing wheelchairs, the Wheels for the World team have had a chance to speak at a Pastors' conference. The team report back from the day, where they gave some Biblical perspective on God's heart for disabled people, and brought a challenge to include and welcome disabled people into the church. Tomorrow, and for the next three days, they'll be fitting wheelchairs for around 100 people - please keep praying for them as they work.
Day 4 - Pray for Monday's Conference!
Here's day 4 of the Wheels for the World Ghana blog - the team attended a church service and spent time preparing to lead at a pastor's conference on Monday. They'll be getting to talk to over 200 pastors about God's heart for disabled people, and running workshops on inclusion and welcoming. Please pray for the team - Martyn explains more in this video.
Day 3 - Behind the Scenes of a Wheels Distribution
It's Day 3 - thank you for all your prayers! In this video, Rob shows us around what happens at a Wheels distribution, and we get to meet a few of the people who the team are helping, and see how your support is changing people#s lives.
Day 2 - Evening Update
Here's the videoblog from the end of the first full day of distribution. Rob talks to Emmanuel, a first time translator on a Wheels trip.
Day 2 - Morning Update
Day 1 - Arrived and Sorting
Here's the Day 1 evening report from the Wheels Ghana team. They've arrived, and leap straight from a long journey directly into sorting chairs and evaluating needs. Today they'll be heading off on their first day's distribution, and we'll have the report from that up tomorrow morning (all going to plan). In the meantime, please pray for wisdom, discernment and stamina for all the team!