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Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia Update: 821 built since 1-1-17
I want to introduce you readers to a very special group of God’s people, those who are called His “little people”. The older term was “dwarfs”, and I think the medical term is dwarfism. It has been my privilege to work closely with two such persons. In the 1970s here in the USA we were trying to get businesses and public places to be accessible for persons with handicapping conditions. My church mission work started the “MOTH Ministry”, Ministry Of The Handicapped. Our goal was to encourage and enable local churches to become accessible; most were not. The chairperson of that MOTH Committee was Edna Jo Steinbeck. She stood 28 inches tall, but in spirit she was eight feet tall. When she stood on a high stool to speak at annual conference the churches paid attention. When she was 34, I had the sad privilege of presiding at her funeral.
The second such person was a man of similar age who lived alone in an old camping trailer, in an electric wheelchair. Water came into the trailer via a hose through a window, and his toilet was a bucket. Three youth work camps came and we built him a nice little 4 room house fitted for his situation. A few years later I also had his funeral.
Now from Kenya, Africa, we receive a photo showing a group of four receiving carts, and two of them appear to be little persons, on child/small sized carts. This was a part of a distribution of 150 Mobility Carts, and that even brought out His Excellency William Kabogo Gitau, Governor Kiambu County.
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God’s little people have been treated very badly throughout history. It is good to see that Mobility Worldwide is a part of a movement that gives them the dignity they deserve. When we say we give carts to “all in need”, we do mean all starting with ‘those in greatest need and with the least resources in poor or underdeveloped countries’ (from our mission statement). Thank you, Kenya.
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin- 1941
Mel West, Director Emeritus
DBA Mobility Worldwide MO – Columbia