First of all, my sister came for a week! Our time was so so sweet. It was such a privilege to get to share with her all the stuff God is doing here in Peru. We spent time at one of the orphanages, at a mass wheelchair distribution, and then some fun touristy time. Every moment of our time together was a gift to me.
I was also able to start using some of the toys many of you donated to me that my sister brought down. The picture of the boy with the flashing light is one of the toys he likes the most. He is so smart he figured out how to turn it on and off by himself even with the limited use of his hands! It was REALLY cool to see his motivation and interest.
I also had the opportunity to lead a group of short term missionaries from Free Wheelchair Mission from the US here in Peru. This organization is who provides the wheelchairs that we get to give away. This organization is responsible for bringing me to Peru for my first ever short term mission trip nearly 5 years ago. It was such a blessing to me to see others with the same heart to help give the gift of mobility.
Lastly, I got to see some fruit of sharing my time and knowledge with this awesome team of Peruvian volunteers who I had trained back in March, how to better adapt each wheelchair to each recipient. During the distribution, I had to leave to attend to my FWM group. There were a lot of kids who needed adaptations of their wheelchairs at that time. I encouraged the volunteers to do their best at adapting the chairs. When I came back, I was so pleasantly surprised to see this little boy in the white chair above sitting in the wheelchair with all the foam around him to help him fit better. He looked GREAT!!! I could not have done a better job! I can't tell you how excited I was to see this! It is encouraging to see that the seeds that have been planted 7 months ago with that training are now bearing fruit. Thank you for making all this possible for me to do! By supporting me financially, in prayer, and in encouragement, you are helping me to continue to serve the disability community in Peru. Thank you so much! Blessings and love to all of you!