PET OH-Stow Celebrates 100th PET Cart Produced

IMG_20150618_094538The Lord appeared to Abram and said, “To your offspring I will give this land.”
So he built an altar there to the Lord, who had appeared to him.

Genesis Chapter 12:7, NIV

 

 

God is our Faithful Provider

This is as true today as it was in the days of Abraham. PET OH-Stow is celebrating God’s faithfulness, just as Abraham celebrated God’s promises and His faithful character.

How does this look today?

The PET Place in Stow recently celebrated God’s provision for the production of the affiliate’s 100th PET mobility cart. Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 was a day of great rejoicing as PET OH-Stow hosted a luncheon as a ‘thank you’ for 60 to 70 of the affiliate’s volunteers, partner organizations and donors.

Vince Petno, president of the Stow operation, expressed thanks for God’s provision through those partners of skills, time, financial and material donations that have made the production of the facility’s first 100 PET carts possible.

Vince Petno speaks of his thankfulness for the affiliate’s partners
Vince Petno speaks of his thankfulness for the affiliate’s partners

The celebration also exalted God for the impact PET International has made in the lives of the mobility-impaired worldwide. The parent organization recently announced the production of the 50,000th  PET cart.

Volunteers and ministry partners from Blaze Technical Services, GS Steel, Christ Community Chapel and other organizations joined in the celebration
Volunteers and ministry partners from Blaze Technical Services, GS Steel, Christ Community Chapel and other organizations joined in the celebration

Graphics at the PET OH-Stow event showed the life-changing impact the gift of mobility canhave for PET recipients. For example, a child, Brayan, who lives in Guatemala, received a youth PET, as a result of collaboration between PET Stow and another PET affiliate. Brayan has multiple medical problems (deformed legs and spinal bifida). The doctors looked at him, but medically there is nothing that can be done for him. And, because of the back problems, he is not even a candidate for prosthetic legs! In April, Brayan received a surprise. He now is the proud owner of a PET cart.

For some donor partners, the event was the first glimpse into the heartbeat of the Stow facility’s key volunteers and partner organizations.

Said one donor, “I have been truly drawn to the opportunity to supporting PET OH-Stow’s effort to give the gift of mobility to those in need. However, I had no idea of the depth of dedication and spiritual commitment of the PET Place’s leaders and volunteers. This gives me a more clear vision for my plans to regularly support God’s work through PET OH-Stow.”

God has indeed been faithful. What’s next?

The PET Place in Stow has, in the last year, rejoiced in the generosity of its donors, partners and volunteers as it seeks to move forward in providing mobility in the name of Jesus Christ in developing countries. Through positive contacts with PET International, we have been able to learn much about PET operations and sources for an encouraging future.

PET OH-Stow Press Release of June 30, 2015

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