Mission Statement: Our goal is to be a “Connection” and “Collection” network for wheelchairs and equipment to be sent to Guatemala to transform lives through the gift of mobility.
Why we are passionate about wheelchairs:
People spend their time doing things that are most important to their heart. Some would call it a “passion”, others a “hobby”. We believe that God gives us unique skills, abilities and opportunities to be used throughout our lives, to bring Glory to His Name and to help others around us.
All of us became involved helping in Guatemala for different reasons. For some, it was International Adoption, others was an invitation to go on a mission trip. We all come from different backgrounds and locations. We are farmers, businessmen, moms, dads and friends. We help in different ways: some have time to call hospitals, businesses and nursing homes to ask for equipment donations; many have time to go and collect the chairs; others have a truck; some have the financial means to make it all happen. Whatever the reason or level of involvement, it’s all necessary to make this “Network” a reality.
Rick Fulton of Iowa was instrumental in coordinating and organizing this network of volunteers. Here is what Rick (Mission : Mobility volunteer) had to say:
“On His Path” has committed to aid Bethel Ministries International in funding the shipment of containers of donated medical equipment to Guatemala. In the first year, our team collected and shipped two 40-ft sea containers. While doing these collections locally in Iowa, we became aware of other people across the U.S. doing the same volunteer work.
Through these connections, God has revealed that we have a network established…we just didn’t realize it. Ever since we started collections, I have prayed for people in different areas to be partners to accumulate donated chairs. I thought I was praying specifically for this in Iowa! But, God has shown me that He has answered this prayer with people “nationwide”. OHP is developing this Mission Mobility Network to benefit Bethel’s wheelchair ministry and ultimately, the disabled people in Guatemala.
Initially, we had to coordinate some complicated logistics to bring the equipment to Iowa for shipment. I firmly believe that through this organized network of volunteers, we can be more efficient (with time and funds) by shipping containers directly from various locations around the country.
To see if there is a volunteer in your local area, please visit our “Network” page.
Rick Fulton(Iowa) (Primary MMN “Volunteer and Collections Coordinator”) Send Email
Brad Clark (Kentucky) (Assistant “Volunteer and Collections Coordinator”) Send Email