International Blogs

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  Wheels in Kimilili and Eldoret, Kenya 2023: blog

Wheels in Kimilili and Eldoret, Kenya 2023: blog

Through the Roof is blessed to have two Wheels for the World missions to Kenya in 2023. On the second trip, volunteers visit Kimilili then Eldoret to distribute wheelchairs and mobility aids to disabled people, as well as Bibles, to bring them physical and spiritual freedom. Sophie Luckett, a UK team member, writes about the experience of the mission...

  Wheels for the World in Elburgon, Kenya 2023: Blog 4

Wheels for the World in Elburgon, Kenya 2023: Blog 4

For our last blog post from this trip, Andy Tyas shares his memories of the end of our 2023 Wheels for the World trip to Elburgon, Kenya, to distribute wheelchairs that bring freedom to disabled people. This Christian mission is taking place with our local partner in Elburgon, Pastor Davis from Hope of Glory Church. Here's is the final...

  Wheels for the World in Elburgon, Kenya 2023: Blog 3

Wheels for the World in Elburgon, Kenya 2023: Blog 3

Shaun Burrows, our International Missions Manager, is taking on the role of blogger on our Wheels for the World trip to Elburgon, Kenya to distribute wheelchairs to disabled people. This Christian mission is taking place with our local partner in Elburgon, Pastor Davis from Hope of Glory Church. Shaun will be sending back reports when he can -- here's...

  Wheels for the World in Elburgon, Kenya 2023: Blog 2

Wheels for the World in Elburgon, Kenya 2023: Blog 2

Shaun Burrows, our International Missions Manager, is taking on the role of blogger on our Wheels for the World trip to Elburgon, Kenya to distribute wheelchairs to disabled people. This Christian mission is taking place with our local partner in Elburgon, Pastor Davis from Hope of Glory Church. Shaun will be sending back reports regularly -- here's his second...

  Wheels for the World in Elburgon, Kenya 2023: Blog 1

Wheels for the World in Elburgon, Kenya 2023: Blog 1

Shaun Burrows, our International Missions Manager, is taking on the role of blogger on our Wheels for the World trip to Kenya, to distribute wheelchairs to disabled people in Elburgon. This Christian mission is taking place with our local partner in Elburgon, Pastor Davis from Hope of Glory Church. Shaun will be sending back reports when time allows --...

  Wheelsblog – Uganda, Yumbe 2023: Blog 5

Wheelsblog – Uganda, Yumbe 2023: Blog 5

We've got a fantastic Wheels for the World team in Yumbe, Uganda for the next ten days. The team are reporting back with regular blogs. Here's the third report. Please continue to pray for the team in their ongoing work. Thank you for your support. Yumbe Blog 5 (Days eleven to thirteen) May 12–14th 2023   After meeting the HHA team for...

  Wheelsblog – Uganda, Yumbe 2023: Blog 4

Wheelsblog – Uganda, Yumbe 2023: Blog 4

We've got a fantastic Wheels for the World team in Yumbe, Uganda for the next ten days. The team are reporting back with regular blogs. Here's the third report. Please continue to pray for the team in their ongoing work. Thank you for your support. Yumbe Blog 4 (Days nine to ten) May 10–11th 2023 Can you believe that the container...

  Wheelsblog – Uganda, Yumbe 2023: Blog 3

Wheelsblog – Uganda, Yumbe 2023: Blog 3

We've got a fantastic Wheels for the World team in Yumbe, Uganda for the next ten days. The team are reporting back with regular blogs. Here's the third report. Please continue to pray for the team in their ongoing work. Thank you for your support. Yumbe Blog 3 (Days seven to eight) May 8–9th 2023 It has been a difficult two...

  Wheelsblog – Uganda, Yumbe 2023: Blog 2

Wheelsblog – Uganda, Yumbe 2023: Blog 2

We've got a fantastic Wheels for the World team in Yumbe, Uganda for the next ten days. Jill, one of the team members, is reporting back with regular blogs. Here's the second report. Please continue to pray for and support the team, as they wait for the wheelchair container to arrive, and do all the work they can to...

  Wheelsblog – Uganda, Yumbe 2023: Blog 1

Wheelsblog – Uganda, Yumbe 2023: Blog 1

We've got a fantastic Wheels for the World team in Yumbe, Uganda for the next ten days. Jill, one of the team members, is reporting back with regular blogs. Here's the first report, looking at the trip and the days of set up. Please continue to pray for and support the team, as they wait for the wheelchair container...

  Wheels in Kerala, India 2023 – Blog 6

Wheels in Kerala, India 2023 – Blog 6

Kerala Mission Daily Diary – Day 6 (21st March 2023 to end) The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kerala, India until the 25th March, changing lives through the free gift of a wheelchair or other mobility aid. Here, Peter, a member of the team, tells us about the final few days of the trip... As our...

  Wheels in Kerala, India 2023 – Blog 5

Wheels in Kerala, India 2023 – Blog 5

Kerala Mission Daily Diary – Day 5 (20th March 2023) The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kerala, India until the 25th March, changing lives through the free gift of a wheelchair or other mobility aid. Here, Peter, a member of the team, tells us about the 5th day of the trip... After our lovely day of...

  Wheels in Kerala, India 2023 – Blog 4

Wheels in Kerala, India 2023 – Blog 4

Kerala Mission Daily Blog – 19th March 2023 The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kerala, India until the 25th March, changing lives through the free gift of a wheelchair or other mobility aid. Here, Peter, a member of the team, tells us about the 4th day of the trip... It was Sunday and we were feeling...

  Wheels in Kerala, India 2023 – Blog 2 & 3

Wheels in Kerala, India 2023 – Blog 2 & 3

Day 2 – 17th March 2023 The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kerala, India until the 25th March, changing lives through the free gift of a wheelchair or other mobility aid. Here, Peter, a member of the team, tells us about the 2nd and 3rd days of the trip... After our first day of meet, greet...

  Wheels in Kerala, India 2023 – Blog 1

Wheels in Kerala, India 2023 – Blog 1

Daily Blog: Day 1 – 16th March 2023 The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kerala, India until the 25th March, changing lives through the free gift of a wheelchair or other mobility aid. Here, Peter, a member of the team, tells us about the first few days of the trip... With our hearts and minds brimming...

  Churches Inclusion in Rwanda — blog seven

Churches Inclusion in Rwanda -- blog seven

Thursday 26th January As Pastor Trevor’s flight was not until the evening we were able to buy 150 printed bibles for the children, youth and adults financed by Through the Roof.  Pastor Dominique was really pleased and we also had time to visit the Bishop of Rwanda who had recently been given responsibility not only for Rwanda, but for South...

  Churches Inclusion in Rwanda — blog six

Churches Inclusion in Rwanda -- blog six

Wednesday 25th January We started a little earlier to ensure we could get away in time for Pastor Davis’ flight to Kenya. Pastor Trevor spoke on ‘community gives us much needed perspective.’ He talked about how God designed us to be in relationship ‘it is not good for man to be alone,’ that our Trinitarian God, Father, Son and Holy...

  Churches Inclusion in Rwanda — blog five

Churches Inclusion in Rwanda -- blog five

Tuesday 24th January 2023 Yesterday we visited a man who had just been released from prison. He had been held for 11 or 12 years wrongly accused of being involved in the genocide.  He was then declared innocent and was able to be released. It was certainly a humbling experience and a privilege to meet him and his family and...

  Churches Inclusion in Rwanda — blog four

Churches Inclusion in Rwanda -- blog four

Sunday 22nd January This Sunday again we met in church. Pastor Trevor and Evangelist Enos attended the ‘The Reformed Baptist Convention Church’. The place was full, probably in excess of 300 attended, which was lovely to see and it was a delight to see how all people of all ages were included, valued and were able to participate, in particular...

  Churches Inclusion in Rwanda — blog three

Churches Inclusion in Rwanda -- blog three

Saturday 21st January Today we did not meet in the deaf school but the local church ‘The Reformed Baptist Convention Church’.  There were over 100 in attendance. Pastor Alexi talked about being ‘trustworthy in the work of God.’ He talked about being faithful, that you cannot be a Christian without being faithful. You can hold a Bible, go to church be...

  Churches Inclusion in Rwanda — blog two

Churches Inclusion in Rwanda -- blog two

Friday 20th January Today we had the privilege of meeting people with special needs and disabilities and those who care for them.  There must have been about 40 people present. We talked about Through The Roof and its mission to ‘transform lives with disabled people through Jesus’ Pastor Trevor spoke about people with disabilities having gifts and abilities, and how they...

  Churches Inclusion in Rwanda — blog one

Churches Inclusion in Rwanda -- blog one

Thursday 19th January Trevor Hahn is in Rwanda, taking part in a Churches Inclusion training trip with our local partner Rev Dominique. He'll be sending back reports when time allows -- here's his first report from their important and encouraging inclusion work.  After a few teething issues with transport, the team finally assembled today and we delivered our first set of...

  Day 8 – Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

Day 8 - Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

Thank you for all your prayer support over the last week for the Wheels for the World Jinja team -- it's been an amazing week, with over 200 consultations, and 113 wheelchairs fitted. Here's Rob's report from Day 8, the home visits day. Day 8: Today was a bit of a different day, visiting 3 health centres and 3 recipients...

  Day 7 – Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

Day 7 - Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

We've got an amazing Wheels for the World team hard at work in Jinja, Uganda until the 18th June -- they'll be distributing and fitting wheelchairs to local disabled people with the partnership of our friends at RILD. Here's Rob's update from day 7 --the final day of wheelchair distribution. Thank you for all your prayer support over the...

  Day 6 – Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

Day 6 - Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

We've got an amazing Wheels for the World team hard at work in Jinja, Uganda until the 18th June -- they'll be distributing and fitting wheelchairs to local disabled people with the partnership of our friends at RILD. Here's Rob's update from day 6. We'll post updates as often as data and time allow -- please do pray for...

  Day 5 – Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

Day 5 - Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

We've got an amazing Wheels for the World team hard at work in Jinja, Uganda until the 18th June -- they'll be distributing and fitting wheelchairs to local disabled people with the partnership of our friends at RILD. Here's Rob's update from day 5. We'll post updates as often as data and time allow -- please do pray for...

  Day 3 – Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

Day 3 - Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

We've got an amazing Wheels for the World team hard at work in Jinja, Uganda until the 18th June -- they'll be distributing and fitting wheelchairs to local disabled people with the partnership of our friends at RILD. Here's Rob's update from day 3. We'll post updates as often as data and time allow -- please do pray for...

  Day 2 – Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

Day 2 - Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

We've got an amazing Wheels for the World team hard at work in Jinja, Uganda until the 18th June -- they'll be distributing and fitting wheelchairs to local disabled people with the partnership of our friends at RILD. Here's Rob's update from day 2. We'll post updates as often as data and time allow -- please do pray for...

  Day 1 – Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

Day 1 - Wheels for the World in Jinja, Uganda 2022

We've got an amazing Wheels for the World team hard at work in Jinja, Uganda until the 18th June -- they'll be distributing and fitting wheelchairs to local disabled people with the partnership of our friends at RILD. We'll post updates as often as data and time allow -- please do pray for the team and recipients over the...

  Blog 4: Wheels in Kumi, Uganda 2022

Blog 4: Wheels in Kumi, Uganda 2022

We've got a great team working hard in Kumi Uganda from the 10th to 20th Feb. We'll bring you their life-changing stories and pictures just as often as the internet connection allows. Here's Sam's report from the final day of distribution. Day 4 began much quieter than the others, with the staff wheeling all the remaining chairs and walking aids...

Blog 3: Wheels in Kumi, Uganda 2022

We've got a great team working hard in Kumi Uganda from the 10th to 20th Feb. We'll bring you their life-changing stories and pictures just as often as the internet connection allows. Here's Sam's report from day 3 -- pictures to follow soon. Following what we had learned on Day 2, Day 3 began with organising a seating system...

Blog 2: Wheels in Kumi, Uganda 2022

We've got a great team working hard in Kumi Uganda from the 10th to 20th Feb. We'll bring you their life-changing stories and pictures just as often as the internet connection allows. Here's Sam's report from day 2 -- pictures to follow soon. Day 2 began appearing more organised than the Saturday, with a more reasonable number of clients...

  Blog 1: Wheels in Kumi, Uganda 2022

Blog 1: Wheels in Kumi, Uganda 2022

We've got a great team working hard in Kumi Uganda from the 10th to 20th Feb. We'll bring you their life-changing stories and pictures just as often as the internet connection allows. Here's Sam's report from day 1. There was great excitement for Day One of the distribution. The team began really early to get things set up ready...

  Wheels in Kenya 2021 – Blog 4

Wheels in Kenya 2021 - Blog 4

Reporting from our supported wheelchair distribution in Elburgon, Kenya. A local team fit wheelchairs and other mobility aids for disabled people from August to early September, ably assisted remotely by a UK team of therapists and specialists. We'll bring you reports from the in-country Kenyan team as often as communications allow. The distribution finished on the 5th September, with...

  Wheels in Kenya 2021 – Blog 3

Wheels in Kenya 2021 - Blog 3

Reporting from our supported wheelchair distribution in Elburgon, Kenya. A local team will be fitting people with wheelchairs for the next 6 to 7 weeks (from mid-August through to September), ably assisted remotely by a UK team of therapists and specialists. Technical problems are making it hard to get blog posts over regularly, but we'll bring you reports from...

  Wheels in Kenya 2021 – Blog 2

Wheels in Kenya 2021 - Blog 2

Reporting from our supported wheelchair distribution in Elburgon, Kenya. A local team will be fitting people with wheelchairs for the next 6 to 7 weeks (from mid-August through to September), ably assisted remotely by a UK team of therapists and specialists. Technical problems are making it hard to get blog posts over regularly, but we'll bring you reports from...

  Wheels in Kenya 2021 – Blog 1

Wheels in Kenya 2021 - Blog 1

Reporting from our supported wheelchair distribution in Elburgon, Kenya. A local team will be fitting people with wheelchairs for the next 6 to 7 weeks (from mid-August through to September), ably assisted remotely by a UK team of therapists and specialists. We'll bring you reports from the in-country Kenyan team as often as communications allow. Please keep praying for...

  Week 7 Part B: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 – Supported Distribution

Week 7 Part B: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 - Supported Distribution

Supported Distribution to the Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp, N.W. Uganda Wheels Blog Week 7 Part B (19th March 2021) On Friday afternoon we finally finished the first Wheels Supported Distribution in Bidi Bidi with our partners Hope Health Action (HHA). Each session last week had members of the TTR...

  Week 7: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 – Supported Distribution

Week 7: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 - Supported Distribution

Supported Distribution to the Bidi Bid Refugee Camp, N.W. Uganda Wheels Blog Week 7 (15th to 18th March 2021) You may have noticed a difference in the timescale for this week’s distribution. This is because we have decided to extend the distribution by three days (ending Friday 19th)...

  Week 6: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 – Supported Distribution

Week 6: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 - Supported Distribution

Supported Distribution to the Bidi Bid Refugee Camp, N.W. Uganda Wheels Blog Week 6 (8th and 9th March 2021) It’s been another busy week for the TTR team assisting Hope Health Action (HHA) out in Bidi Bidi, Uganda. Each day the HHA team load up their pick-up...

  Week 5: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 – Supported Distribution

Week 5: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 - Supported Distribution

Supported Distribution to the Bidi Bid Refugee Camp, N.W. Uganda Wheels Blog Week 5 (1st and 2nd March 2021) Well, we have now completed Week 5 of this rather unusual and novel distribution and have only two more weeks left. The Hope Health Action (HHA) team have once again been doing a fabulous job ‘on the ground’ and have distributed 83...

  Week 4: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 – Supported Distribution

Week 4: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 - Supported Distribution

Supported Distribution to the Bidi Bid Refugee Camp, N.W. Uganda Wheels Blog Week 4 (22nd and 23rd February 2021) We are now half way through our distribution timetable supporting Hope Health Action as they distribute wheelchairs and other walking aids in the Bidi Bidi Refugee Camp in N.W. Uganda. It has been a rewarding task for our team of therapists and...

  Week 3: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 – Supported Distribution

Week 3: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 - Supported Distribution

Supported Distribution to the Bidi Bid Refugee Camp, N.W. Uganda Wheels Blog Week 3 (15th and 16th February 2021) We are well into the Supported Distribution process now. The UK team members make a video call to our HHA colleagues in Bidi Bidi at the start of each distribution session at around 07:00 and 11:00 each Monday and Tuesday morning and...

  Week 2: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 – Supported Distribution

Week 2: Wheels for the World in Uganda 2021 - Supported Distribution

Supported Distribution to the Bidi Bid Refugee Camp, N.W. Uganda Wheels Blog Week 2 (8th and 9th February 2021) Following on from the successful start of the distribution last week the HHA team Clement, Agnes and Moses were...

  Week 1: Uganda 2021 – Supported Distribution

Week 1: Uganda 2021 - Supported Distribution

Supported Distribution to the Bidi Bid Refugee Camp, N.W. Uganda  Wheels Blog Week 1 (1st and 2nd February 2021)    Through the Roof’s first supported distribution of 135 wheelchairs and other walking aids began this week. This was, like all normal distributions, planned carefully with a team of therapists and techies, providing support to a partner organisation--in this case, Hope Health Action, based in the...

  Sponsor a Wheelchair

Sponsor a Wheelchair

Sponsor a wheelchair for £42, and transform the life of a disabled person overseas. We take second hand wheelchairs from the UK, refurbish them to a high standard, and transport them to a developing country, where a skilled volunteer fits the chairs for disabled people, bringing new hope and independence. All wheelchair sponsors receive a photo certificate of a...

  Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 — Day 4

Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 -- Day 4

We've got a fantastic team working for Wheels for the World in Kumi, Uganda from the 4th to the 15th February. They'll be sending back updates as often as possible, and we're looking forward to sharing the trip, and the stories of lives changed through the gift of a wheelchair. Here's the team's fourth report, written by...

  Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 — 10th Feb

Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 -- 10th Feb

We've got a fantastic team working for Wheels for the World in Kumi, Uganda from the 4th to the 15th February. They'll be sending back updates as often as possible, and we're looking forward to sharing the trip, and the stories of lives changed through the gift of a wheelchair. Here's the team's report from Monday 10th--the...

  Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 — 8th Feb

Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 -- 8th Feb

We've got a fantastic team working for Wheels for the World in Kumi, Uganda from the 4th to the 15th February. They'll be sending back updates as often as possible, and we're looking forward to sharing the trip, and the stories of lives changed through the gift of a wheelchair. Here's the team's report from Saturday 8th--the...

  Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 — 7th Feb

Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 -- 7th Feb

We've got a fantastic team working for Wheels for the World in Kumi, Uganda from the 4th to the 15th February. They'll be sending back updates as often as possible, and we're looking forward to sharing the trip, and...

  Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 — 5th Feb

Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 -- 5th Feb

We've got a fantastic team working for Wheels for the World in Kumi, Uganda from the 4th to the 15th February. They'll be sending back updates as often as possible, and we're looking forward to sharing the trip, and the stories of lives changed through the gift of a wheelchair. Friday Feb 7th will be the team's...

  Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 — Day 5

Wheelsblog: Kumi, Uganda 2020 -- Day 5

We've got a fantastic team working for Wheels for the World in Kumi, Uganda from the 4th to the 15th February. They'll be sending back updates as often as possible, and we're looking forward to sharing the trip, and the stories of lives changed through the gift of a wheelchair. Here's the team's fifth report, written by...

  Tanzania 2019: Friday 25th October

Tanzania 2019: Friday 25th October

From the 20th to the 29th October, two teams -- one from Churches Inc, and one from Wheels for the World -- will be hard at work in Tanzania. We'll be bringing you all the stories and details of what they're up, the people they're meeting, and the lives they're changing just as often as the internet connection allows....

  Tanzania 2019: Thursday 24th October

Tanzania 2019: Thursday 24th October

From the 20th to the 29th October, two teams -- one from Churches Inc, and one from Wheels for the World -- will be hard at work in Tanzania. We'll be bringing you all the stories and details of what they're up, the people they're meeting, and the lives they're changing just as often as the internet connection allows....

  Tanzania 2019: Wednesday 23rd October

Tanzania 2019: Wednesday 23rd October

From the 20th to the 29th October, two teams -- one from Churches Inc, and one from Wheels for the World -- will be hard at work in Tanzania. We'll be bringing you all the stories and details of what they're up, the people they're meeting, and the lives they're changing just as often as the internet connection allows....

  Tanzania 2019: Tuesday 22nd October

Tanzania 2019: Tuesday 22nd October

From the 20th to the 29th October, two teams -- one from Churches Inc, and one from Wheels for the World -- will be hard at work in Tanzania. We'll be bringing you all the stories and details of what they're up, the people they're meeting, and the lives they're changing just as often as the internet connection allows....

  Tanzania 2019: Monday 21st October

Tanzania 2019: Monday 21st October

From the 20th to the 29th October, two teams -- one from Churches Inc, and one from Wheels for the World -- will be hard at work in Tanzania. We'll be bringing you all the stories and details of what they're up, the people they're meeting, and the lives they're changing just as often as the internet connection allows....

  Tanzania 2019 Preparations– Churches Inc and Wheels for the World

Tanzania 2019 Preparations-- Churches Inc and Wheels for the World

From the 20th to the 29th October, two teams -- one from Churches Inc, and one from Wheels for the World -- will be hard at work in Tanzania. We'll be bringing you all the stories and details of what they're up, the people they're meeting, and the lives they're changing just as often as the internet connection allows....

  Tanzania 2019 – Churches Inc and Wheels for the World

Tanzania 2019 - Churches Inc and Wheels for the World

From the 20th to the 29th October, two teams -- one from Churches Inc, and one from Wheels for the World -- will be hard at work in Tanzania. We'll be bringing you all the stories and details of what they're up, the people they're meeting, and the lives they're changing just as often as the internet connection allows....

  Churches Inc in Ukraine 2019 — Day 5

Churches Inc in Ukraine 2019 -- Day 5

The Through the Roof Churches Inc team are hard at work in Ternopil, Ukraine until the 13th August. Please keep praying for the team, as they bring a message of encouragement and inclusion to the area. We'll bring you updates on their work as often as we can. Thank you for all your support! Day 5 -- Sun 11th Today,...

  Churches Inc in Ukraine 2019 — Day 4

Churches Inc in Ukraine 2019 -- Day 4

The Through the Roof Churches Inc team are hard at work in Ternopil, Ukraine until the 13th August. Please keep praying for the team, as they bring a message of encouragement and inclusion to the area. We'll bring you updates on their work as often as we can. Thank you for all your support! Day 4 -- Sat 10th Today we...

  Churches Inc in Ukraine 2019 — Day 3

Churches Inc in Ukraine 2019 -- Day 3

The Through the Roof Churches Inc team are hard at work in Ternopil, Ukraine until the 13th August. Please keep praying for the team, as they bring a message of encouragement and inclusion to the area. We'll bring you updates on their work as often as we can. Thank you for all your support! Day 3 -- Fri 9th Today was...

  Churches Inc in Ukraine 2019 — Day 2

Churches Inc in Ukraine 2019 -- Day 2

The Through the Roof Churches Inc team are hard at work in Ternopil, Ukraine until the 13th August. Please keep praying for the team, as they bring a message of encouragement and inclusion to the area. We'll bring you updates on their work as often as we can. Thank you for all your support! Day 2 -- Thurs 8th Today we...

  Churches Inc in Ukraine 2019 — Day 1

Churches Inc in Ukraine 2019 -- Day 1

The Through the Roof Churches Inc team have arrived in Ternopil, Ukraine, following a smooth journey and will be working there until the 13th August. Please keep praying for the team, as they bring a message of encouragement and inclusion to the area. We'll bring you updates on their work as often as we can. Thank you for all...

  Wheelsblog — Uganda 2019, Day 8

Wheelsblog -- Uganda 2019, Day 8

Thursday 13 June Well, our distribution is over and after an early night in the accommodation in Yumbe, we left at 06.00 in the dark, with rain falling making the roads very slippery, to head for the national park at Murchison Falls. At 09:30 we stopped and picked up breakfast in Arua before continuing the journey on a tarmac road...

  Wheelsblog — Uganda 2019, Day 7

Wheelsblog -- Uganda 2019, Day 7

The Wheels for the World team are in Moyo, Uganda from the 5th to the 15th June. We'll be bringing you their stories and news as often as the internet connection allows. Here's the seventh report, as the team unloads the container, and travels to Bidi Bidi camp to distribute wheelchairs and change many lives! Please keep praying for...

  Wheelsblog — Uganda 2019, Day 6

Wheelsblog -- Uganda 2019, Day 6

The Wheels for the World team are in Moyo, Uganda from the 5th to the 15th June. We'll be bringing you their stories and news as often as the internet connection allows. Here's the sixth report, as the team travels out to work with people all around the area, meeting several people who they wouldn't have been able to...

  Wheelsblog — Uganda 2019, Day 5

Wheelsblog -- Uganda 2019, Day 5

The Wheels for the World team are in Moyo, Uganda from the 5th to the 15th June. We'll be bringing you their stories and news as often as the internet connection allows. Here's the fifth report, covering the work they're undertaking and the people they're reaching while they attempt to plan around the late delivery of the container. Please...

  Wheelsblog — Uganda 2019, Day 4

Wheelsblog -- Uganda 2019, Day 4

The Wheels for the World team are in Moyo, Uganda from the 5th to the 15th June. We'll be bringing you their stories and news as often as the internet connection allows. Here's the fourth report, covering their Sunday visits. Please keep praying for the team--especially for the quick release of the wheelchair container! Sunday 9 June Today started early...

  Wheelsblog — Uganda 2019, Day 3

Wheelsblog -- Uganda 2019, Day 3

The Wheels for the World team are in Moyo, Uganda from the 5th to the 15th June. We'll be bringing you their stories and news as often as the internet connection allows. Here's the third report, covering the work they've started doing while waiting for the container. Please keep praying for the team! Through the Roof and Hope Health...

  Wheelsblog — Uganda 2019, Day 2

Wheelsblog -- Uganda 2019, Day 2

The Wheels for the World team are in Moyo, Uganda from the 5th to the 15th June. We'll be bringing you their stories and news as often as the internet connection allows. Here's the second report, covering the work they've started doing while waiting for the container. Please keep praying for the team! 7 June Today we split into 3...

  Wheelsblog — Uganda 2019, Day 1

Wheelsblog -- Uganda 2019, Day 1

The Wheels for the World team are in Moyo, Uganda from the 5th to the 15th June. We'll be bringing you their stories and news as often as the internet connection allows. Here's the first report, covering their travel, plans, and settling in. Please keep praying for the team! 6 June After waking at 05:00 in Entebbe we were taken...

  Churches Inc in Kosovo — Day 6

Churches Inc in Kosovo -- Day 6

The Churches Inc team are hard at work in Kosovo from the 29th April to the 6th May, bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as often...

  Churches Inc in Kosovo – Day 5

Churches Inc in Kosovo - Day 5

The Churches Inc team are hard at work in Kosovo from the 29th April to the 6th May, bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and leaders there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as...

  Churches Inc in Kosovo–Day 4

Churches Inc in Kosovo--Day 4

The Churches Inc team are hard at work in Kosovo from the 29th April to the 6th May, bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and leaders there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as...

  Churches Inc in Kosovo 2019: Day 3

Churches Inc in Kosovo 2019: Day 3

The Churches Inc team are hard at work in Kosovo from the 29th April to the 6th May, bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and leaders there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as...

  Churches Inc in Kosovo: Day Two

Churches Inc in Kosovo: Day Two

The Churches Inc team are hard at work in Kosovo from the 29th April to the 6th May, bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and leaders there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as...

  Churches Inc in Kosovo 2019: Day 1

Churches Inc in Kosovo 2019: Day 1

The Churches Inc team are hard at work in Kosovo from the 29th April to the 6th May, bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and leaders there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as...

  Wheels in Nigeria 2018: Day 7 & 8

Wheels in Nigeria 2018: Day 7 & 8

A Wheels team of ten people are hard at work in Nigeria this week - they'll be there from the 14th to the 24th November, and we'll bring you stories from their trip as often as the internet connection allows. Please keep praying for them as they work! Day 7 Today the team were transported 1 and a...

  Wheels in Nigeria 2018: Day 5

Wheels in Nigeria 2018: Day 5

A Wheels team of ten people are hard at work in Nigeria this week - they'll be there from the 14th to the 24th November, and we'll bring you stories from their trip as often as the internet connection allows. Please keep praying for them as they work! Today was our second day in Festac, Lagos. The team had...

  Wheels in Nigeria 2018: Day 4

Wheels in Nigeria 2018: Day 4

A Wheels team of ten people are hard at work in Nigeria this week - they'll be there from the 14th to the 24th November, and we'll bring you stories from their trip as often as the internet connection allows. Please keep praying for them as they work! Today the team went to our local host church for a...

  Wheels in Nigeria 2018: Day 3

Wheels in Nigeria 2018: Day 3

A Wheels team of ten people are hard at work in Nigeria this week - they'll be there from the 14th to the 24th November, and we'll bring you stories from their trip as often as the internet connection allows. Please keep praying for them as they work! Today, the team divided into two, with one group taking a...

  Wheels to Nigeria 2018: Day Two

Wheels to Nigeria 2018: Day Two

A Wheels team of ten people are hard at work in Nigeria this week - they'll be there from the 14th to the 24th November, and we'll bring you stories from their trip as often as the internet connection allows. Please keep praying for them as they work! At 9am today the team arrived at the Distribution site to find...

  Wheels in Nigeria 2018: Day One

Wheels in Nigeria 2018: Day One

A Wheels team of ten people are hard at work in Nigeria this week - they'll be there from the 14th to the 24th November, and we'll bring you stories from their trip as often as the internet connection allows. Please keep praying for them as they work! After a pleasant 6 hour flight we walked out into a muggy...

  Churches Inc in Sierra Leone – Day 5

Churches Inc in Sierra Leone - Day 5

Through the Roof has a Churches Inc team in Sierra Leone for the next ten days. They'll be bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and leaders there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as...

  Churches Inc in Sierra Leone – Day 4

Churches Inc in Sierra Leone - Day 4

Through the Roof has a Churches Inc team in Sierra Leone for the next ten days. They'll be bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and leaders there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as...

  Churches Inc in Sierra Leone 2018 – Day 3

Churches Inc in Sierra Leone 2018 - Day 3

Through the Roof has a Churches Inc team in Sierra Leone for the next ten days. They'll be bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and leaders there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as...

  Churches Inc in Sierra Leone 2018 – Day 2

Churches Inc in Sierra Leone 2018 - Day 2

Through the Roof has a Churches Inc team in Sierra Leone for the next ten days. They'll be bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and leaders there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as...

  Churches Inc in Sierra Leone 2018 – Day 1

Churches Inc in Sierra Leone 2018 - Day 1

Through the Roof has a Churches Inc team in Sierra Leone for the next ten days. They'll be bringing a message of inclusion for disabled people, and working with the church and leaders there to help communities welcome, encourage, and support disabled people. Please pray for them on their trip - we'll bring you blog posts from them as...

  Wheelsblog Kenya 2018 – Day 9 (Final Day)

Wheelsblog Kenya 2018 - Day 9 (Final Day)

The Wheels for the World team are returning from Kenya after ten days bringing wheelchairs to disabled people around the area, and changing lives with the gift of mobility. In this blog, team member Jill sums up the final day of distribution, and looks at all the in-country work that goes into these trips. Thank you for your support...

  Wheelsblog – Kenya 2018: Day 8

Wheelsblog - Kenya 2018: Day 8

The Wheels for the World team are working around Elburgon, Kenya from the 5th to 15th September, bringing wheelchairs to disabled people around the area, and changing lives with the gift of mobility. In this blog, team member Jill, talks about some of the children at the distribution - it takes a great deal of ingenuity and team work...

  Wheelsblog – Kenya 2018: Day 7

Wheelsblog - Kenya 2018: Day 7

The Wheels for the World team are working around Elburgon, Kenya from the 5th to 15th September, bringing wheelchairs to disabled people around the area, and changing lives with the gift of mobility. We'll be putting up their blog posts just as often as the internet connection lets them send them. In this blog, team member Jill, recounts a...

  Stories from Kenya: Wheelsblog Kenya 2018 – Day 6

Stories from Kenya: Wheelsblog Kenya 2018 - Day 6

The Wheels for the World team are working around Elburgon, Kenya from the 5th to 15th September, bringing wheelchairs to disabled people around the area, and changing lives with the gift of mobility. We'll be putting up their blog posts just as often as the internet connection lets them send them - here's just one story of many from...

  Wheelsblog: Kenya 2018, Day 5

Wheelsblog: Kenya 2018, Day 5

The Wheels for the World team are working around Elburgon, Kenya from the 5th to 15th September, bringing wheelchairs to disabled people around the area, and changing lives with the gift of mobility. We'll be putting up their blog posts just as often as the internet connection lets them send them - here's a day 5's report from team...

  Wheelsblog Kenya 2018 – Days 1 to 3

Wheelsblog Kenya 2018 - Days 1 to 3

The Wheels for the World team are working around Elburgon, Kenya from the 5th to 15th September, bringing wheelchairs to disabled people around the area, and changing lives with the gift of mobility. We'll be putting up their blog posts just as often as the internet connection lets them send them - here's a condensed report from team member...

  Day 4 – Wheelsblog, Kenya 2018

Day 4 - Wheelsblog, Kenya 2018

The Wheels for the World team are working around Elburgon, Kenya from the 5th to 15th September, bringing wheelchairs to disabled people around the area, and changing lives with the gift of mobility. We'll be putting up their blog posts just as often as the internet connection lets them send them - here's team member Jill's report from Day...

  Wheelsblog Kenya – Day 1

Wheelsblog Kenya - Day 1

The Wheels Kenya team have sent through plenty of photos from their first day's distribution - we'll be bringing you more photos and stories over the rest of the trip. The team will be fitting chairs and mobility aids, and changing lives, through to the 15th September. Please do pray for them!

  Safe Landings! – Wheelsblog – Kenya 2018

Safe Landings! - Wheelsblog - Kenya 2018

We're excited to let you all know that the Kenya Wheels for the World team have arrived safely, and the container has been released and unloaded. Join us over the next week for lots more news about the lives your support is changing. Please do pray for the team as they settle in and get started assessing and fitting...

  Wheelsblog – Kenya, Elburgon – 5th to 15th September

Wheelsblog - Kenya, Elburgon - 5th to 15th September

Wheels for the World will be fitting and distributing wheelchairs in Elburgon, Kenya from the 5th to 15th September 2018. In this video (produced by Sychem), Lucie, a therapist on the trip, tells us all about how she came to be involved, why the work is important to her, and how she's...

  Churches Inc in Tanzania: Final Blog

Churches Inc in Tanzania: Final Blog

Janet, Abi, Katie, and Shaun visited Tanzania from the 6th to 16th June, working hard to deliver events and workshops, and to support church leaders and local work. Our Churches Inc. programme equips the church with a Christian perspective on disability, helping them to be fully inclusive so everyone is valued. Here's their report on the sixth day -...

  Churches Inc in Tanzania: Day 6

Churches Inc in Tanzania: Day 6

Janet, Abi, Katie, and Shaun are working in Tanzania from the 6th to 16th June, delivering and supporting Churches Inc leaders events and workshops. Our Churches Inc. programme equips the church with a Christian perspective on disability, helping them to be fully inclusive so everyone is valued. Here's their report on the sixth day -

  Churches Inc in Tanzania: Day 5

Churches Inc in Tanzania: Day 5

Janet, Abi, Katie, and Shaun are working in Tanzania from the 6th to 16th June, delivering and supporting Churches Inc leaders events and workshops. Our Churches Inc. programme equips the church with a Christian perspective on disability, helping them to be fully inclusive so everyone is valued. Here's their report on the second day -

  Churches Inc in Tanzania: Day 4

Churches Inc in Tanzania: Day 4

Janet, Abi, Katie, and Shaun are working in Tanzania from the 6th to 16th June, delivering and supporting Churches Inc leaders events and workshops. Our Churches Inc. programme equips the church with a Christian perspective on disability, helping them to be fully inclusive so everyone is valued. Here's their report on the second day -

  Churches Inc Tanzania: Day 2

Churches Inc Tanzania: Day 2

Janet, Abi, Katie, and Shaun are working in Tanzania from the 6th to 16th June, delivering and supporting Churches Inc leaders events and workshops. Our Churches Inc. programme equips the church with a Christian perspective on disability, helping them to be fully inclusive so everyone is valued. Here's their report on the second day -

  Churches Inc in Tanzania: Day 1

Churches Inc in Tanzania: Day 1

Janet, Abi, Katie, and Shaun are working in Tanzania from the 6th to 16th June, delivering and supporting Churches Inc leaders events and workshops. Our Churches Inc. programme equips the church with a Christian perspective on disability, helping them to be fully inclusive so everyone is valued. Here's their report on the first day - we'll keep you up...

  Wheelsblog: Uganda 2018

Wheelsblog: Uganda 2018

A team of ten are representing Wheels for the World in Butaleja, Uganda from the 11th to the 21st April. Team Blogger, Phil, is sending back videos, photos and other reports whenever the internet connection allows, and we'll get them all online here. Please keep praying for the team, as they bring wheelchairs and other mobility aids to disabled...

  Emmanuel’s Story (Churches Inc in Kenya 2018)

Emmanuel’s Story (Churches Inc in Kenya 2018)

Kerry, Trevor, Pastor Shadrack, and Pastor Davis ran a Churches Inc training trip to Elburgon, Kenya from the 7th to the 17th February. You can read blog posts from the whole trip by following the links at the bottom of this article, but here's one story from Kerry of their time with a young boy and his family which...

  Churches Inc in Kenya 2018: 3 & 4

Churches Inc in Kenya 2018: 3 & 4

Kerry and Trevor from the UK, plus Pastor Shadrack from Tanzania and Pastor Davis - the host and teacher - are hard at work in Elburgon, Kenya for Churches Inc from the 7th to the 17th February. They'll be sending back updates and stories from the trip as often as time and internet connections allow. This is their third...

  Churches Inc in Kenya 2018: 2

Churches Inc in Kenya 2018: 2

Kerry and Trevor from the UK, plus Pastor Shadrack from Tanzania and Pastor Davis - the host and teacher - are hard at work in Elburgon, Kenya for Churches Inc from the 7th to the 17th February. They'll be sending back updates and stories from the trip as often as time and internet connections allow. This is their second...

  Churches Inc in Kenya 2018: 1

Churches Inc in Kenya 2018: 1

Kerry and Trevor from the UK, plus Pastor Shadrack from Tanzania and Pastor Davis - the host and teacher - are hard at work in Elburgon, Kenya for Churches Inc from the 7th to the 17th February. They'll be sending back updates and stories from the trip as often as time and internet connections allow. Here's their first post,...

  Wheelsblog Ghana 2017

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...

  Churches Inc in Mozambique 2017

Churches Inc in Mozambique 2017

A Churches Inc team were in Maputo Mozambique from the 30th July to the 9th August, working with local churches and church leaders to build relationships, train, and encourage inclusion of disabled people. They sent back a series of seven fantastic videoblogs, and you can find them all below.

  Kumi Wheelsblog: Final Thoughts

Kumi Wheelsblog: Final Thoughts

The Wheels for the World team spent ten days working hard in Kumi, Uganda from the 14th to 24th June. As they head home, here are some final thoughts from team leader, Rob... Last day in Uganda. In a few hours some of the team fly back. 3 others are doing their own separate travels. As I reflect on the trip-...

  Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 7

Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 7

The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kumi, Uganda from the 14th to 24th June. We'll be bringing you all their updates as often as we can... Today felt like a long last day. We had fewer chairs - in God's grace we had just enough for those who came! One of the challenges on this...

  Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 6

Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 6

The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kumi, Uganda from the 14th to 24th June. We'll be bringing you all their updates as often as we can... Today was another happy and positive day of fitting chairs. Finding ourselves in the...

  Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 5

Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 5

The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kumi, Uganda from the 14th to 24th June. We'll be bringing you all their updates as often as we can... Today was a new day! And it could not have been more different than yesterday. It was still busy - we saw 39! But we had a new plan for...

  Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 4

Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 4

The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kumi, Uganda from the 14th to 24th June. We'll be bringing you all their updates as often as we can - here, team leader Rob reflects on a tough day on the distribution. What a day. Hard and emotional. After a very late start the pressure was on to...

Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 2

The Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kumi, Uganda from the 14th to 24th June. We'll be bringing you all their updates as often as we can... Another busy afternoon! Finally finished by torchlight at 8pm. A large truck full of 20 complex children arrived just before lunch, and we were working into the evening to see...

  Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 1

Kumi Wheelsblog: Day 1

The Wheels for the World team are in Uganda, working in Kumi from the 14th to 24th June. Here's the first report back - we'll be keeping you up to date as often as time and internet connections allow. First time for Wheels in Kumi and it was in at the deep end! Almost all of those who came...

  Wheels in Kumi, Uganda (14.06.17)

Wheels in Kumi, Uganda (14.06.17)

Our team are now on the way to Kumi, Uganda, for a ten day Wheels for the World distribution working in partnership with Elspeth Robinson and Kumi Hospital. The team, led by Rob Dalton, will be fitting wheelchairs and other mobility aids to disabled people around the area. We'll be sharing pictures, videos, and stories just as often...

  Wheelsblog, Eldoret: Final Thoughts

Wheelsblog, Eldoret: Final Thoughts

The Wheels team have been in Eldoret and Kimilili, Kenya for ten days, working with hundreds of people and fitting dozens of recipients with wheelchairs. Lives have been changed as a result of their work and your prayers and support. Team leader, Rob, sent through this message... 'A massive thank you to all of you for traveling with us digitally...

  Wheelsblog – Kenya, Eldoret 4

Wheelsblog - Kenya, Eldoret 4

Here's the fourth report from the Wheels team in Eldoret, Kenya, written by team leader, Rob Dalton. The team will be on their way back on the 17th Feburary. We are here working for God, but in truth God is working in us. Coming away on a mission trip can be a time where God teaches you things to challenge and...

  Wheelsblog: Kenya, Eldoret 3

Wheelsblog: Kenya, Eldoret 3

Here's the third report from the Wheels for the World team, covering Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The team are hard at work until the 17th February, and have just moved from Kimilili to Eldoret for the second leg of the trip. After journeying to Eldoret the team gladly met old friends and set up for an afternoon distribution. We saw 9...

  Wheelsblog: Kimilili 2

Wheelsblog: Kimilili 2

Here's the second report from the Wheels for the World Kimilili team, covering Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The team are hard at work until the 17th February - please do support them in your prayers over this time. If you head on over to our Facebook page, you can see...

  Wheelsblog: Uganda (28.10.16)

Wheelsblog: Uganda (28.10.16)

Departure from normal, two of our members went out on a home visit to see one lady of 85 who is blind and unable to join in on community life. With a wheelchair we were able to supply, she wheeled out and all her community greeted her. Back at base, we also saw a 95 year old gentleman with Parkinson's...

  Wheelsblog: Uganda (27.10.16)

Wheelsblog: Uganda (27.10.16)

We were greeted with clear blue skies and relentless sun and were very very grateful for the shaded veranda. The tent had been full on our arrival. One group had started out at 2am and arrived at 5am but to some degree we have gotten used to the waiting as it seems to be cultural. We were conscious from the...

  Wheelsblog: Uganda (26.10.16)

Wheelsblog: Uganda (26.10.16)

Today was our rest day, although few British people would describe spending six hours on a bus as restful! Indeed Helen, who wasn’t feeling 100% in the morning and had chosen to stay behind, looked far more rested and well than the rest of us when we returned from Jinja! However, seeing God’s creativity at what Livingstone thought was...

  Wheelsblog: Uganda (25.10.16)

Wheelsblog: Uganda (25.10.16)

Day 3 started a bit later than anticipated as one of the team had to embrace the African experience of trying to “quickly” purchase a sim card to make contact with his family in Uganda. The rest of us enjoyed seeing the hustle and bustle as the town of Mbale came alive. You wouldn’t believe how much can be...

  Wheelsblog: Uganda (24.10.16)

Wheelsblog: Uganda (24.10.16)

The first day of our distribution started very early, leaving at 8am. After a detour to avoid a stranded lorry (these things happen in Africa) we arrived on site to be greeted by our first clients who were already waiting. However, we still had a little work to do – sorting all the wheelchairs and checking our equipment. Kathy...

  Wheels in Uganda (Sunday 23.10.16)

Wheels in Uganda (Sunday 23.10.16)

Wheels for the World are hard at work in Uganda from the 21st October to the 2nd November, and they'll be reporting back with blog posts and updates whenever time and internet connections allow. Please follow along with all the stories here, and do pray for the team and everyone they're meeting and serving. Hello from Uganda! After a...

  Planned International Trips

Planned International Trips

Through the Roof runs several international mission trips a year. There are two main types of trip to developing countries: Wheels for the World trips to distribute wheelchairs and Bibles, and International Roofbreaker trips (formerly Churches Inc.) to increase disability awareness in churches and communities.   Here is a list of the latest trips planned. Upcoming Wheels for the World trips Dates:...

  Day 11- Saturday (Wheels in Elburgon 2016)

Day 11- Saturday (Wheels in Elburgon 2016)

John and Gunn woke very early as they were catching a flight nearby to enjoy a short safari holiday in the Masai Mara. Thankfully Pastor Davis and his wife, Ruth, accompanied them in the taxi as the ‘airport’ was an unmanned clearing in the forest with no shelter and only a rickety bench without shade. It was unsafe for...

Day 10 - Friday (Wheels in Elburgon 2016)

‘Food, glorious food’, might sum up the day, which started as usual with a walk to the Centre taking in more local sights and sounds along the way. Pastor Davis had indicated that there were to be no more clients, but when you arrive and find clients waiting, who had travelled several hours hoping to receive a mobility aid,...

  Day 9 – Thursday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

Day 9 - Thursday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

A lovely sunny morning again and we all enjoyed walking from the hotel to the centre taking in local life on the way – sheep and goats wandering across the road, little toddlers helping dad fill tins with charcoal to sell and stall holders washing plastic flip flops and shoes before displaying them for sale. We had a lovely welcome...

  Day 8 – Wednesday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

Day 8 - Wednesday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

We woke to a lovely sunny day after the rain and storms of the previous night. A large number of children from a special boarding school came with their social worker and pastor and because they knew the children and their needs they were very helpful when we were assessing the needs of the children and their families. We...

  Day 7 – Tuesday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

Day 7 - Tuesday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

In the afternoon Gunn and John accompanied Pastor Davis in his car to a remote village Mariashoni 12 kms away high up in the forest hills as it was difficult for the disabled people to make the journey to Elburgon. The wheelchairs and walking aids needed were loaded onto a truck which came with us. The road in places...

  Day 6 – Monday (Wheels in Elburgon 2016)

Day 6 - Monday (Wheels in Elburgon 2016)

Wheels for the World are working hard in Elburgon, Kenya until the 10th September 2016 - follow their journey with our regular blog updates. After breakfast we meandered through the town to the Distribution Centre to set up for the day. Due to a thunder storm the previous evening there was no electricity. This gave Roy, our Techie an...

  DAY 5 – Sunday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

DAY 5 – Sunday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

A team from Wheels for the World are hard at work in Eldoret, Kenya from the 31st August to the 5th September - we'll bring you blog updates from them as often as possible. It was a beautiful sunny day so time for a quick stroll in the garden before breakfast. We walked from the hotel to church taking...

  DAY 4 – Saturday (Wheels in Elburgon 2016)

DAY 4 – Saturday (Wheels in Elburgon 2016)

Wheels for the World are running a wheelchair distribution in Elburgon, Kenya until the 10th September 2016. We'll bring you stories from the trip as often as possible... A day of rest and relaxation – hallelujah as we were able to have a lie in! We were collected from the hotel at 9a.m. (African time i.e. 9.30 or so!)...

  Day 3 – Friday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

Day 3 - Friday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

The team was excited as at last we were ready for work, having taken two travelling to the Hope of Glory Centre in Elburgon, which was founded by Pastor Davis in 2013. He has worked extremely hard to raise the awareness of disability issues within his community and the wider area so many representatives from local government, social...

  Day 2 – Thursday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

Day 2 - Thursday (Wheels Elburgon 2016)

After a delicious breakfast we crammed our equipment and cases back into the mini-van and set off for our destination in mist and rain. We had a brief stop at the Rift Valley View Point, when the mist lifted to reveal intensive arable land under the viewing point and then opened into a large plain, hills and mountains in...

  DAY 1 – Wednesday (Wheels in Elburgon 2016)

DAY 1 – Wednesday (Wheels in Elburgon 2016)

A team from Wheels for the World are working in Elburgon, Kenya from the 31st August to the 10th September 2016 - we'll be adding blog posts and updates from them as often as we can. The team arrived in Nairobi over an hour late due to a sick child boarding, who later needed to leave the plane. After...

  Wheels in Elburgon 2016

Wheels in Elburgon 2016

A team from Wheels for the World are out in Elburgon from the 31st August to the 10th September, working hard to fit wheelchairs and other mobility aids to local disabled people. We'll bring you updates just as often as time and internet access allow.   (The photo is from a previous Kenya distribution - we'll get new ones up as...

  Wheels in Kenya 2016

Wheels in Kenya 2016

A Wheels for the World team are hard at work in Kenya from the 17th to the 27th February, distributing chairs, walking aids, vital training, and physiotherapy to disabled people in rural Eldoret. Good news... After travelling all day to get to our team, on the back of several motorbikes one man received a wheelchair, accepted a Bible, and voluntarily gave...

  Wheels in Ghana 2016

Wheels in Ghana 2016

Read on for highlights of Wheels in Ghana from blogging team-member, Phil Cutland Green, and check out his superb photographs of the trip on our Facebook page and in the gallery at the bottom of this post... DAY 10 - Final Day So it's our final day and we headed off to the warehouse where the chairs had been kept. We...

  Kosovo Final Day – Tying up Loose Ends

Kosovo Final Day - Tying up Loose Ends

Through the Roof's Wheels for the World team are in Kosovo from the 17th June to the 26th - Linda from the team is sending in reports and blogs as time and internet connection allow. Check back here, Follow this link to read other blog...

  Kosovo Day 8 – Into the Mountains!

Kosovo Day 8 - Into the Mountains!

Through the Roof's Wheels for the World team are in Kosovo from the 17th June to the 26th - Linda from the team is sending in reports and blogs as time and internet connection allow. Check back here, Follow this link to read other blog...

  Kosovo Day 7 – Paying Off!

Kosovo Day 7 - Paying Off!

Through the Roof's Wheels for the World team are in Kosovo from the 17th June to the 26th - Linda from the team is sending in reports and blogs as time and internet connection allow. Check back here, Follow this link to read other blog...

  Kosovo Day 6 – Back to Gjakova

Kosovo Day 6 - Back to Gjakova

Through the Roof's Wheels for the World team are in Kosovo from the 17th June to the 26th - Linda from the team is sending in reports and blogs as time and internet connection allow. Check back here, Follow this link to read other blog...

  Kosovo Day 5 – A Day Off

Kosovo Day 5 - A Day Off

Through the Roof's Wheels for the World team are in Kosovo from the 17th June to the 26th - Linda from the team is sending in reports and blogs as time and internet connection allow. Check back here, Follow this link to read other blog...

  Kosovo Day 4 – Rahovec

Kosovo Day 4 - Rahovec

Through the Roof's Wheels for the World team are in Kosovo from the 17th June to the 26th - they'll be sending in reports and blogs as time and internet connection allow. Check back here, Follow this link to read other blog posts from the...

  Day 3 Kosovo Trip – Prizren

Day 3 Kosovo Trip - Prizren

Through the Roof's Wheels for the World team are in Kosovo from the 17th June to the 26th - they'll be sending in reports and blogs as time and internet connection allow. Check back here, Follow this link to read other blog posts from the...

  Kosovo Day 2 – Our Reflections

Kosovo Day 2 - Our Reflections

Through the Roof's Wheels for the World team are in Kosovo from the 17th June to the 26th - they'll be sending in reports and blogs as time and internet connection allow. Check back here, Follow this link to read other blog posts from the...

  Arrival in Kosovo

Arrival in Kosovo

Through the Roof's Wheels for the World team are in Kosovo from the 17th June to the 26th - they'll be sending in reports and blogs as time and internet connection allow. Check back here, or Facebook for more.   Yesterday was a calm day of travel and a great opportunity for...

  Eldoret 2015 – As it happened!

Eldoret 2015 - As it happened!

Here are the day by day reports of the first half of our recent distribution in Eldoret, Kenya, written by team-member, Josh. Photos of the trip are on our Facebook page, and you can read stories of changed lives in the next issue of our Vital Link newsletter, due out in August. Day 1: Running on African time. After an extremely...

  Please Don’t Drop Wheelchairs at Storage King

Please Don't Drop Wheelchairs at Storage King

Thank you for all of your wheelchair donations to the work of Wheels for the World. Unfortunately, we're currently unable to accept any more chairs at the Storage King, Epsom facility. Please don't drop any more wheelchairs or mobility aids there! If you have any wheelchairs to donate, please contact the office on 01372 749955, and we'll arrange a...

  Wheels to Eldoret – 1st to 10th May

Wheels to Eldoret - 1st to 10th May

Our Wheels for the World team will be running a distribution in Eldoret, Kenya from the 1st to the 10th May 2015. We're working in partnership with David and Lisa Cooke (follow this link to visit their website. Please pray for the team, and keep checking back, as...

  International Newsletter – July 2014

International Newsletter - July 2014

Once a month, we send out an email newsletter to supporters, volunteers and friends of our International Missions trips. If you'd like to receive these emails, please get in touch with us -  follow this link to email Reninca at Through the Roof. Here's the July issue...   Uganda WFTW...

  International Trips 2016

International Trips 2016

Through the Roof have trips planned right through into 2016 at the moment, with both our Wheels for the World and Churches Inc programmes. If you're interested in volunteering, or supporting these life-changing trips, please contact our International Missions Manager, Reninca, by email by following this link Here are our planned trips for 2016. 10th...

  Wheels in Kosovo – Days 7 & 8

Wheels in Kosovo - Days 7 & 8

Our Wheels for the World team are working in Kosovo during June - you can catch up on all their updates by following this link. Tuesday 17th June This morning everyone woke up to thunder, lightning and heavy rain. Our morning routine of breakfast, prayer and washing up seemed like clockwork now. With all seven of...

  Wheels in Kosovo – Days 5 & 6

Wheels in Kosovo - Days 5 & 6

Our Wheels for the World team are working in Kosovo during June - you can catch up on all their updates by following this link. Sunday Today was a rest day and everyone had a much needed rest and lie-in. We then walked to Gjakova family church with our partners. This was an incredible church with...

  Wheels in Kosovo – Days 3 & 4

Wheels in Kosovo - Days 3 & 4

Our Wheels for the World team are working in Kosovo during June - you can catch up on all their updates by following this link. The team seem to have settled into a morning routine in the house and shower rota seems to be working. After breakfast we went back to Peja to work in...

  Live from Kosovo

Live from Kosovo

We have a Wheels for the World team distributing wheelchairs and other mobility aids to people in Kosovo from the 10th to 20th June. They've arrived safely after an early start and a long journey, and begun working with people in Gjakova. There are plenty of photographs and regular updates going up on our Facebook page - take a...

  Wheels in Kimilili, the final day

Wheels in Kimilili, the final day

We're very grateful to volunteer, Charlotte, for her inspirational blogs from our wheelchair distribution in Kenya.  Here's the final one... We stayed in a lovely little guesthouse overnight and returned to the Eldoret centre on Friday morning for our final distribution. There were nine more clients expected - Seven of those were seated and all went to plan.  Our final two...

  Day 8 in Kimilili

Day 8 in Kimilili

Our Kimilili Blogger, Charlotte, has all the latest news from our Wheels for the World distribution. You can find all our Wheels Blog posts by following this link. This morning we visited the Dreamlands hospital. What a highlight! Becky Nightingale, a veteran on a Wheels trip, is very involved in the day to day running...

  Wheels in Kimilili – Days 6 & 7

Wheels in Kimilili - Days 6 & 7

Two days in one from our Kimilili Blogger, Charlotte, as she keeps us all up to date with the latest news from our Wheels for the World distribution. You can find all our Wheels Blog posts by following this link. Day 6 - Monday Praise God for another great day of distributing! Today we distributed wheelchairs...

  Wheels in Kimilili – Day 5 – Sunday, the day of rest…!

Wheels in Kimilili - Day 5 - Sunday, the day of rest...!

New Wheels team member, and excellent blogger, Charlotte continues to describe her experiences of Wheels for the World in Kimilili, Kenya. You can find all our Wheels Blog posts by following this link. Today we split into 4 groups and went to different churches with members of the IcFEM team. The general...

  Wheels in Kimilili – Day 4

Wheels in Kimilili - Day 4

You can find all our Wheels Blog posts by following this link. Today we distributed for a second day in Maketa, Kimaeti.  We were situated in a beautiful school field, surrounded by butterflies and little baby chicks.  When we arrived, there was already a sea of people waiting; lots of expectant faces and bright eyes. ...

  Wheels in Kimilili – the first distribution day

Wheels in Kimilili - the first distribution day

You can find all our Wheels Blog posts by following this link. Our first distribution day went really well, praise God.  We provided wheelchairs and mobility aids to approximately 50 people in and around Kimaeti. I loved seeing how happy the people were.  They were so joyful despite their own or their children’s disability.  They smile...

  Wheels in Kimilili – Day 2

Wheels in Kimilili - Day 2

Blogger, Charlotte, describes the team's journey to Kisumu and arrival with our partners at IcFEm... You can find all our Wheels Blog posts by following this link. Our journey continued at 6.30am this morning when we left African Inland Mission to Nairobi airport.  We flew a quick 35 minutes to Kisumu - they even managed...

  Wheels to Kimilili – Day 1

Wheels to Kimilili - Day 1

Wheels for the World is running a distribution in Kimilili, Kenya for ten days. Our team on the ground will be blogging as often as technology and time allows! Today, Charlotte Smith tells us all about the journey, initial plans, and some prayer pointers for the team. You can find all our Wheels Blog posts

  International Missions in 2014

International Missions in 2014

Wheels for the World and Integr8 will be undertaking several mission trips this year. Please get in touch with Reninca at Through the Roof to find out more. 2 - 12 April - Wheels for the World trip to Kimilili, Kenya - FULL 4 - 14 May -...

  Ghana 2013 – the long trip home…

Ghana 2013 - the long trip home...

Day 11/2 A belated blog entry… as it was a long trip home. We headed off on Saturday down to Accra via the Akosombo dam.  The dam was a little sight-seeing tour and it's this dam that produces 60% of Ghana’s electricity.  Being educated as a civil engineer for me, at least, it was fascinating although our tour guide was...

  Ghana 2013 – the final two days

Ghana 2013 - the final two days

In these last two blogs, volunteer Phil talks about the highs and lows of the trip... Day 9 We started the day praying for God’s support as we knew we only had a few chairs and mobility aids left and we weren't sure how many would turn up today. As we arrived we prioritised those that had come from Kpassa.  They had...

  Ghana 2013 – Day 8

Ghana 2013 - Day 8

Our Wheels for the World team are in Ghana for an eleven-day series of Wheelchair distributions. Team member, Phil Green, is writing a regular blog to let us know how it all goes. Here's his account of day eight of the trip. Catch up on all Phil's entries by following...

  Ghana Blog – Day 7

Ghana Blog - Day 7

Phil Green is on the ground in Ghana for the Wheels for the World distribution - he's bringing us a daily blog from the trip. Catch up on all the entries by following this link to our Wheels blog page. An early start today and breakfast, you may have guessed,...

  Ghana blog – Day 6

Ghana blog - Day 6

Phil Green is on the ground in Ghana for the Wheels for the World distribution - he's bringing us a daily blog from the trip. Catch up on all the entries by following this link to our Wheels blog page. A routine start to the day, with breakfast the Ghanaian...

  Ghana blog – day 5

Ghana blog - day 5

Phil Green is on the ground in Ghana for the Wheels for the World distribution - he's bringing us a daily blog from the trip. Catch up on all the entries by following this link to our Wheels blog page. I had the opportunity to have a lie...

  Ghana blog – day 4

Ghana blog - day 4

Phil Green is on the ground in Ghana for the Wheels for the World distribution - he's bringing us a daily blog from the trip. Catch up on all the entries by following this link to our Wheels blog page. After the customary breakfast of eggs, beans etc we headed...

  Ghana blog – day 3

Ghana blog - day 3

Phil Green is on the ground in Ghana for the Wheels for the World distribution - he's bringing us a daily blog from the trip. Catch up on all the entries by following this link to our Wheels blog page. Breakfast here seems to consist of omelette, beans and sausages......

  Ghana 2013 – 1st Blog

Ghana 2013 - 1st Blog

Our Wheels for the World team have arrived in Ghana for an eleven-day series of Wheelchair distributions. Team member, Phil Green, is writing a regular blog to let us know how it all goes. Here's his account of the first two days - the picture shows this trip's team, eager to get to work. Catch up on all Phil's...

  Elburgon Stories – Moses

Elburgon Stories - Moses

Moses Kamau (Report by volunteer therapist, Carolyn) Three-year old Moses lives with his extended family and has spina bifida leading to no movement or sensation below his waist. Moses had learned to sit in a small wooden chair with a 3-sided support and a foot rest, made by his grandfather. We assessed Moses for a self propelling child’s wheelchair - we...

  Elburgon Stories – Kelvin

Elburgon Stories - Kelvin

Kelvin Kipngetich (reported by volunteer therapist, Sue) Kelvin’s mother, Emma, had hired a taxi to travel the one and a half hours to get to our distribution venue. Emma said that she usually left 12 year old Kelvin with his 70 year old grandmother, while Emma went to work to provide for her family, but the grandmother was now too old to...

  Elburgon – 15th July

Elburgon - 15th July

Here's another story from our distribution in Elburgon, Kenya, sent to us by Suzanne Millwood. I thought that having been to Kenya before and having worked with adults with physical disabilities, I would feel fairly equipped and prepared for my trip to Elburgon. This couldn’t have been further from the truth! Nothing could have prepared me for meeting Joel, an...

Elburgon Stories

From the 10th to 20th July 2013, a team from Wheels for the World will be distributing wheelchairs in Elburgon, Kenya. We've received a few stories and photos from them about the start of the trip, and will be adding more as they come in. The happy team of volunteers as they arrive for Day 2 of the wheelchair distribution....

  Through Fresh Eyes

Through Fresh Eyes

From my first steps on African soil my senses were bombarded with new sights and smells but you quickly notice there is a slower pace of people, writes new Wheels team member Graham Watts. It’s my first time in Africa and my first experience as part of a charity organisation so whilst I was full of excitement, part of me...

  Uganda thoughts

Uganda thoughts

Volunteer therapist, Gunn, writes: As always, I am touched by some of children I’ve seen and their tragic situations which, in many cases, could have been improved/avoided had they lived in the West.  I am touched, too, by the gratitude of parents/carers when we are able to provide something and feel a great sense of thankfulness to God that I...

  Dear TTR Office…

Dear TTR Office...

International Missions Manager, Nigel, writes from Uganda: What a challenge to get the internet!  Anyhow we are doing well.  We have been rather fully programmed by our lovely hosts.  They really are brilliant and a pleasure to work with.  Sunday was good, but very full being out and about all day until late in the evening.  That has made us...

  “Exciting and Humbling…”

"Exciting and Humbling..."

Wheels Uganda trip team member, Linda Head, has sent us a great summary of what's been going on so far: Y’ello from Uganda at the (very late) end of day two! Team travel – safe, straightforward and uneventful. Praise the Lord! For those of us returning to Africa it’s at once exciting and humbling. For our “techie”, Graham,...

  Tales from Nyeri

Tales from Nyeri

Sue Pimentel took part in Wheels' 2012 distribution to Nyeri as an occupational therapist. Since returning, she's spoken at her church (St. Paul's, Barton) about her experiences, and, thanks to the power of the internet, you can listen to her talk and watch her slides by following the links below. The talk is a wonderful insight into the work...

  Nyeri Blog — 23 November 2012

Nyeri Blog -- 23 November 2012

Today's blog post comes from Ruth Davey, part of the Wheels team in Nyeri. The picture is one of the first we've had back from this distribution. As we near the end of this Nyeri distribution I feel a sense of gratitude and a bit of relief. The constant stream of people coming for help with...

  Nyeri Blog – November 22nd

Nyeri Blog - November 22nd

Jill, a member of our Wheels team currently in Kenya has emailed with the latest details of the distribution in Nyeri, including a visit to Nyeri prison... How appropriate that during Prison Week in the UK the Wheels team in Kenya were able to supply wheelchairs and mobility aids to inmates in Nyeri Prison. Pastor Davis gave a Disability Awareness...

  Nyeri Blog – Tuesday 20th November

Nyeri Blog - Tuesday 20th November

Wheels for the World Nyeri trip team leader, Glenda, writes: We prayed for more clients and they certainly came yesterday.  We were here at the Hospice from 9.00 am till 7.00pm.  The power went off a couple of times but that was at least during daylight.  We saw 48 clients which included a large number of children with complex seating...

  Nyeri news – Monday 19th November

Nyeri news - Monday 19th November

Wheels Coordinator Glenda has emailed to say all is well over in Nyeri, Kenya - they have blue sky and the  birds are chirping...   There have also been tales of the 'interesting' Kenyan plumbing, resulting in Glenda having slightly more of a shower than she expected! Glenda says: Hoping for many more clients today... business a bit slow - please...

  Nyeri Blog – Day 3 – Sunday 18th November

Nyeri Blog - Day 3 - Sunday 18th November

Nigel Drury (our new International Missions Manager) reports from his first Wheels trip - our wheelchair distribution in Nyeri, Kenya... Sunday's church service for the team was a God-directed choice I believe.  The team, including Pastor Davis Gatua (from Elburgon, another town in Kenya), walked the twenty minutes to the Dominion Chapel, Nyeri and were impressed by the spirit and...

  Nyeri Blog — Day 1 – 15/11/12

Nyeri Blog -- Day 1 - 15/11/12

Glenda from our Wheels for the World team is writing a blog from Nyeri. The team will be there running a distribution up until returning to the UK on the 24th November. Here's the first entry... We arrived in Nyeri about 12.00 - all feeling slightly fuzzy headed through lack of sleep. We had lunch at the hotel...

  The World Comes to Wheels

The World Comes to Wheels

Throughout September, Great Britain has been thrilled by the achievements and skill of Paralympic athletes from around the world. We’ve all watched remarkable athletes do amazing things, but sadly, many athletes and teams arriving from poorer countries don’t have their own wheelchairs or well-fitted aids at home, and have had to borrow wheelchairs, or make do with sharing them...

  Wheels in Uganda — Phil’s Blog, Days 8 and 9

Wheels in Uganda -- Phil's Blog, Days 8 and 9

Thursday 5th July - Day 8 Started the morning with what seems like a routine now and I have it down to a fine art, so I can afford to stay in bed an extra 30 seconds! Now, this was effectively the last day here as on Friday we will be traveling home. As such this means the blog won’t be...

  Wheels in Uganda – Phil’s Blog, Day 7

Wheels in Uganda - Phil's Blog, Day 7

Wednesday 4th July Normal procedure now.. up and showered.  Still cold and I haven’t been stupid enough to see if its still shocking.  Breakfast out the way then we waited for our driver.  He was unfortunately late as he had been stopped by the police.  He had been given a ticket for driving without consideration for others.  Now I find...

  Wheels in Uganda – Phil’s blog, day 6

Wheels in Uganda - Phil's blog, day 6

Tuesday 3nd July I think I should be sleep deprived but remarkably woke up at 6:30 after about 4 hours sleep.  We had breakfast at 7 and the minibus was ready for us at 7:30.  So far soo good... Now, we had a minibus that could seat 11 but with very little storage space.  We had supposedly 11 passengers...

  Phil’s Blog – Wheels in Uganda, day 5

Phil's Blog - Wheels in Uganda, day 5

Monday 2nd July Surprisingly awake this morning after about 5 hours sleep and up and ready for breakfast. Back at the main distribution point this morning and again did an initial count of the chairs. As yesterday we are struggling for small chairs so I spent some of the morning trying to make sure the ones we had were in good...

  Wheels in Uganda – Phil’s Blog, Day 4

Wheels in Uganda - Phil's Blog, Day 4

Sunday 1st July Sunday started with a lie in for me, I got out of bed a whole 10 minutes later than normal since breakfast was still at 8am. Church service started at 9:30 and we were due to sing... hmmmm. Delays with transport meant that we arrived late, I quickly visited the public conveniences whilst the rest of the...

  Wheels in Uganda – Day 3

Wheels in Uganda - Day 3

Saturday 30th June  - Day 3 “Shocking” shower still not fixed but I am getting used to the cold waking me up in the mornings.  I didn’t sleep much though due to a bad sore throat, I’ll try not to mention it too much as the team may think it’s just an excuse for me to avoid singing in Church...

  Wheels in Uganda – Day 2

Wheels in Uganda - Day 2

Friday 29th June, 2012 Day two... finally got some well needed sleep but started the day with a cold shower since its still waiting to be fixed, but thats ok it woke me up. With breakfast out the way we set out to the RILD offices for the first day of distributing wheelchairs in Uganda.  The distribution location is...

  Wheels in Uganda 2012 – Phil’s Blog

Wheels in Uganda 2012 - Phil's Blog

The Wheels team are working in Uganda from the 27th June to the 7th July. We'll be posting regular blog updates from team member, Phil Green. Thank you to Phil (and all the team!) for taking the time to keep us all up to date. Thursday 28th June - Day 1 After two 6 hour flights traveling between London...

  Stephi’s blog – the final two days in Nakuru

Stephi's blog - the final two days in Nakuru

Day 7 Today was a really quiet day in comparison to the last few. We were expecting a bus load of people to come but after about 3 hours we heard that they were stuck because of police road checks.  We think they will come tomorrow.  However we had a chance to see others who weren't registered but had come...

  Stephi’s Blog – Wheels distribution day 6

Stephi's Blog - Wheels distribution day 6

We really appreciate Stephi's blogging, bringing us all the news from Nakuru Kenya each day. Here Stephi tells us about some of the disabled people the team helped. Stephi writes: Went to the Catholic centre for 8.30 as usual. Then Alexa and I went off in a tuk- tuk to the supermarket to buy lunch for everyone. When...

  Stephie’s blog – Days 4 & 5 in Kenya

Stephie's blog - Days 4 & 5 in Kenya

Day 4 The alarm went off at 3:45 UK time (5:45 here) for us to have breakfast and then head out to the first church service at Michinda Secondary School in a village 45 minutes drive from Nakuru. We were welcomed as honoured guests and all the girls there wanted to hold my hand and touch my hair! They were...

  Stephie’s Blog – Nakuru Days 2 and 3

Stephie's Blog - Nakuru Days 2 and 3

Day 2 We set off at 8:15 to walk to the centre. When we got there, we carried some tent poles to a grass area and the team put up a large tent for us to work in. The centre has a big room where we had laid out all the wheelchairs the day before but the lights don't work...

  Stephi’s Blog (Wheels in Nakuru) – Day one

Stephi's Blog (Wheels in Nakuru) - Day one

Our youngest Wheels for the World team member, teenager Stephi, is writing about her experiences in Nakuru, Kenya, whilst on a wheelchair distribution trip - we hope you enjoy reading what she has to say! The whole team met up at Heathrow, that's Glenda, Eileen, Pam, Caroline, Linda, Roy, Gordon, Helen, Brenda, Alexa and me, Stephi, as finally our...

Videos from Uganda

Here are a few videos from our April 2011 distribution to Uganda. Below the videos, you can find a few more details about the interviewees. First up, Henry talks about what having a wheelchair means to him... Next, Joan, another recipient, talks about her new wheelchair, and afterwards, goes for a first-time spin around the distribution Henry is 26...

  Unloading Wheelchairs in Nakuru

Unloading Wheelchairs in Nakuru

A shipment of wheelchairs for a future distribution has just arrived in Nakuru, Kenya. Below, you can find a gallery of photos taken during the unloading at the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru's grounds. It's not a part of the Wheels journey we often get to see in the UK, so please take a look!

  Haiti update – April 2011

Haiti update - April 2011

Team members, Derek and Pauline, have just returned from Haiti - here's what Derek had to say: Our connection back from Les Cayes to Port Au Prince was tight - too tight...!!!  The flight was 20 minutes late leaving Les Cayes so we arrived as the flight to Miami was boarding.  We were met by Charly from MTI (Medical Teams...

  Nyeri, Kenya 2010 – The final day

Nyeri, Kenya 2010 - The final day

Our thanks to Phil Green for his inspiring blogs from the Wheels trip to Kenya - Here's  'Day 9 - packing up and flying home.'. Day started about 6:30 for me... Couldn't sleep so I got up. Glenda, Chris and I headed down to the hospice to sort out the last chairs whilst the rest of the team...

  Nyeri, Kenya 2010 – Day 8

Nyeri, Kenya 2010 - Day 8

By Wheels team member, Phil Green... The longest day ! Where do I start... Eeek. I have been heartbroken today several times for various reasons, but the day started at the now normal time of 8:30 and there were people already lined up waiting for chairs. We were constantly busy through the morning but things got even busier in the afternoon...

  Nyeri, Kenya 2010 – Day 7

Nyeri, Kenya 2010 - Day 7

An emotional blog today, from Wheels team member Phil Green: It's been really hard today both physically and emotionally for myself as well as others. There were a lot of children today and it's a lot to deal with. I often found myself close to tears during the day but managed to keep going. We finished at almost 7pm...

  Nyeri, Kenya 2010 — Day 6

Nyeri, Kenya 2010 -- Day 6

Day 6 already. Still not sure what day or time it is half the time but the time seems to fly by even though we are starting at about 8:30 and finishing after 6. We are so busy through the day that you lose track of time. We have had around 51 wheel chairs out the door today....

  Nyeri, Kenya 2010 – Day 5

Nyeri, Kenya 2010 - Day 5

Wheels team member Phil Green continues to blog despite lack of sleep! Day 5 (well an addendum to day 4 also.) Day 5 didn't start so well for me as a plumbing issue meant I was up till about 1am trying to fix a leaking toilet.  With no one around and Roy asleep I did what I could with the only...

  Nyeri, Kenya 2010 – Day 4

Nyeri, Kenya 2010 - Day 4

Phil Green, Wheels team 'techie' writes: Rest day...  With a more leisurely start this morning we headed to Nanyuki for a church service at the Vineyard church there.  The service was done in English but translated into Swahili. I met a new friend, about 3 years old I guess who sat on my lap for half the service and enjoyed...

  Nyeri, Kenya 2010 – Day 3

Nyeri, Kenya 2010 - Day 3

Wheels team member and 'blogger' Phil Green writes: An earlier start to the day in order that those working at the hospice could finish early since it is supposed to be their day off.  For me to be honest I didn't even know it was Saturday I lost track of time but that's ok. The morning started with a slightly unhappy...

  Nyeri, Kenya 2010 – Day 2

Nyeri, Kenya 2010 - Day 2

By Nyeri Wheels Team member Phil Green: The day started about 8 this morning for breakfast... Well for most - I took my time and sneaked in for breakfast at 8:30. We were at the hospice for about 9 o'clock ready for our first recipients who were already queued up.  For the techies in the team it initially feels like you're...

  Nyeri, Kenya 2010 – Day 1

Nyeri, Kenya 2010 - Day 1

By Phil Green Day 1 An uneventful but generally good overnight flight kicked off the proceedings. A few of the team managed to get a few hours sleep but some including myself got none. On arrival in Nairobi we set off in convoy to Nyeri. Traffic not as bad as we expected but the quality of the...

Ghana 2009 - the final day

Friday was a chill-out day before flying home overnight.  Mid-morning, we headed off to the local market in Tema.  It was a great experience, particularly seeing all the fresh food stalls.  A highlight of the morning, and the trip as a whole, was when we happened to see a disabled...

Ghana 2009 - Day 8

Today we got a lie in, getting up at 8:00am rather than our usual 6:00am, which was gratefully received!  The morning was spent where the remaining wheelchairs were being stored.  There were only...

Ghana 2009 - the final distribution day

We headed to Ofoase which was up towards the mountains.  It was such a change in scenery - much greener than further south.  After setting off at 7:00am on what we were told was to be a 2-3 hour journey, we finally arrived at 12:20pm!  There was no time for...

Ghana 2009 - Day 6

Today we had another fairly long journey to our distribution site, leaving again at 7:00am.  We were based in a church in Asesewa.  I think many of the team will agree with me that this was the most challenging day of the trip so far.  I remember the awful feeling of ‘I don’t know if I can do this’...

Ghana 2009 - Day 5

We left at 7:00am for a distribution in Winneba, just over two hours away.  We were based in an open space outside the council offices.  For me it turned out to be my favourite distribution of the whole trip — it had such...

Ghana 2009 - Day 4

Today the team went in pairs to several different churches.  This enabled the word to be spread more widely about the work of ‘Wheels for the World’.  Between the whole group, we experienced a whole range of churches across many different denominations.  Some were livelier than others...

Ghana 2009 - Day 3

Today we headed to Teshie for another distribution.   We were due to be based outdoors but fortunately we were offered some shelter so we didn’t all end up with heat stroke!  It was another busy day, seeing a variety of people in need of wheelchairs or walking aids.  The...

Ghana 2009 - Day 2

Today, we carried out our first wheelchair distribution locally in Tema.  We arrived at our destination around 9:00am, where there were already several people waiting for us and a sense of anticipation in the air.  We set up our base...

Ghana 2009 by Lucy Wood

After arriving late last night, today was spent mainly sorting through all the wheelchairs and mobility aids.  They were already colour-coded into sizes.  However, we needed to divide them up into the different distribution days.  Three of the therapists spent some time looking through all the application forms already received (at...