Catalyst Project

Facilitating wheelchair services through faith-based hospitals in low-resource countries.

Two pieces of good news.

  • It is so exciting that a colleague has taken the first steps to become a trainer of trainers for the Ubuntu program that helps parents care for their children with disabilities. that program also starts support groups, so parents are no longer alone. We hope to initiate this program at our partner locations.
  • In Kenya last month, Luke McAuley and I were able to meet with the team involved with beginning a centre of excellence in Kenya. That team is moving toward manufacturing wheelchairs for adults with good upper body. This led to an opportunity to provide a study to help them to improve their initial prototype.

The team in Kenya The team working on a chair in Kenya

Wading through obstructions.

The last few months have been full of complications for many of us on the Catalyst team. I guess one could think of it all as a kind of workout . . . Rather like hiking uphill in the rain in deep mud.

Romans 3: 3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.”

Please pray that we find a way to go forward wisely, peacefully, and effectively. I'm also praying for stamina and encouragement for all of you who also happen to be slogging through deep mud.