8 Receive Mobility Chairs in Mexico–2 Come to Christ!
Puebla, Mexico – Two years ago, 55-year-old Juan lost his leg because of complications with diabetes. Ever since, he has relied on a standard wheelchair to traverse his small town outside of Puebla, Mexico. Because his town has many dirt roads, Juan was extremely limited on where he could go and what he could do for work. In a short amount of time, Juan not only lost his leg, but also his ability to work and much of his freedom.
Pastor Jose and his church, Iglesia Nazareno, along with other churches in the region, have been partnering with HOPE Coffee Mexico and Agape Mexico to provide mobility devices as a way to show Christ’s love to their communities. It was through this ministry that he met Juan and heard of the challenges he faced in providing for his family. After learning about Juan’s difficulties, Pastor Jose was able to supply Juan with a specially designed wheelchair, built to handle the rough terrain in their town.
When the church came together to assemble and present the chair to Juan, Pastor Jose shared the gospel message and how he could have spiritual freedom in Christ.
At that moment, Juan decided to confess Jesus as Lord! According to Pastor Jose, the gospel has transformed Juan’s life and he is now bringing his daughter along to church services each week, as well.
Because of the ministry of HOPE Coffee Mexico, Juan has not only gained freedom in his mobility and the ability to work again to provide for his family, but he has received freedom from sin which we know only comes from Jesus Christ!
Juan is one of 8 people who recently received one of these specially designed wheelchairs distributed by three different churches across Mexico. Two of the recipients have already decided to follow Jesus! Pray with us for the other 6 recipients and their families as the churches continue to minister and share the gospel with them.
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