25 October 2012

25 10 2012

Last May, we ran a 6-Hour relay to raise money for Beautiful Gate, who makes wheel chairs for those in need.  From the money given, 60 wheelchairs were constructed. Two weeks ago, Ayuba came to our weekly MS/HS chapel service and presented 8 wheelchairs, and last week during our October break,  we were invited to attend the ceremony where they presented the rest of the wheelchairs to disabled people from rural villages.  There were representatives from the Plateau State department responsible for services to the disabled (a relatively new department here, and one of the first in Nigeria) and the state media services present. As the organizer of the event that had raised money for these particular chairs, Kimberly was also invited up to speak! It is a huge privilege for them to receive these wheel chairs because it provides them mobility to take care of themselves, help care for their families, and have an opportunity for education and work.  Many of you in the U.S. contributed and we wanted to share the joy of the recipients and our joy of being a part of it all.  Thank you!

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