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I was sitting here trying to think of a topic for today, and it walked in
the door. One of our volunteers brought his mother for her first visit to
PET Place. She and her church (one about 120 miles from here) have been
supporters of PET for years, and she told of how being supportive of PET had
meant so much to that church, and especially the children. Our volunteer had
taken a child sized PET there for show-and-tell and, of course, the kids
were thrilled with it. Continue reading
Recently Revered Georgian Ugah from the Assemblies of God Nigeria Special Social Ministries assisted the US Navy’s Project Handclasp in accepting the delivery of 182 donated PET carts for the disabled.
Thursday the 17th of April Mrs. Crockett’s sixth grade class from Robertson Elementary Aurora, MO. came to the AUMC parking lot and under the guidance of three of our volunteers built six PET carts. This is the second year that our PET Affiliate in Aurora has done this.
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April 10th Greeting from our Distribution Team in Guatemala:
“Hola! We distributed 36 PETs yesterday. Hot, humid, and glorious day.
Imagine helping to give mobility to 36 people – awesome experience. The team
now functions like a well-oiled machine, with each of us doing what we do
best. But we only have 6 more PETs to assemble and distribute at the Hope
Haven International factory on Friday morning. Then we will wander the
streets of Antigua for half a day as tourists. All is well, Barbara Moran”
These photos were taken in the jungle of Bolivia, in the state of Beni and the city of Trinidad in November.
The governor of the state of Beni and his wife came to our hotel on Sunday to meet us, but he also got to see and learn about the PET’s. He asked us to help him to get all of them to Riberalta, his home town. It is about 10 hours by bus from Trinidad.
Due to the torrential rains and the massive flooding there, the Pets are still waiting to be delivered and distributed. Now that the rains stopped in mid-March we hope to send them to be distributed when we go down in July.
Friends of the Disabled Latin America
My name is Rinda, I am a segment producer of OBI, and I produced a video for PET, and today I sent a video report about giving wheelchair for the needs in Manado city, it is an honor to work with PET to help others, and please let us know if you need more information from us. God bless you.
Obor Berkat Indonesia
I wanted to share this report with you. As you can see we just received this from the World Vision office in Uganda following a distribution of a pair of PET carts to a couple in a WV Area Development Program. The photo and story are such a great reminder of the fantastic work you all are doing to bring the fullness of life for all, I cannot express enough thanks on behalf of all of us at World Vision. Thank you for helping us be the hands and feet for couples like this one.
Please share our thanks with all of your staff and volunteers. Along with this story I saw so many PET carts as we made our way across Zambia back in November of last year, it was so amazing to see so many people able to move across some really tough terrain. It was a good lesson for me in the difference between what a wheelchair can do here in the U.S. and how that wouldn’t last 5 minutes in the places we were visiting. We did, however, see lots of PET carts that were clearly much-loved and well used that were still on the go. What a wonderful gift!
Blessings on you all, thank you so much for your passion for serving the poor.