March 2020 Update,
Dear friends, I trust that you are all well! We thank God for going before us to serve the people of Kenya during our 3rd Wheels for Africa outreach. We had an opportunity to serve over 400 people with new mobility devices and we shared the Good News with them. What a humbling privilege to serve “the poor, the blind, the crippled” in Jesus’ Name!! We also had an incredible two-days Pastors’ training on disability and they all opened their hearts to go out and embrace people with disabilities.
I am so grateful for God’s timing and for the opportunity to distribute wheelchairs in Kenya before this pandemic. We saw many lives transformed before our eyes, and each story touched our hearts! I thank God for making this trip come to fruition and I am so grateful to our team for the incredible love shown to each person they came into contact with. One precious teacher told us that “ today was the first time her students felt Loved!” after a lifetime of being viewed as a curse. Those kids felt a sense of Hope in their lives and their Joy was just priceless.
My heart-felt thanks goes out to those who have supported us financially. We were able to pay for the shipment of wheelchair containers and purchase additional wheelchairs for children. I’m also grateful for those who donated supplies and all of you who prayed for us. Each one of you played a vital role in making this trip possible!!
Lastly, I join you in prayer for what’s going on in this world right now. It has been a different world in the last few weeks but I pray that you don’t allow thoughts of the Coronavirus crisis to overpower you. Jesus said “ I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Please remember that God is in control and He will never fail us or abandon us during this time.
And “…we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39
Indeed God is with us and nothing will never separate us from His love. May His words bring us assurance and I pray for all of you. Stay safe and healthy!!
Michael Panther, Founder/Living With Hope
P.S. Please mark your calendars for our annual banquet to be held on October 16, 2020.