Possibilities Ministries hand over wheel chairs
Written by: Phillip E. L. Castell, Director, Communication, Public Affairs & Religious Liberty | Friday, August 28, 2020
The faces of two special needs members of the church lit up with smiles of gratitude when they both received a new wheel chair from the Possibilities Ministries department of the East Jamaica Conference at a brief hand over service on Wednesday August 22, 2020. Both recipients expressed gratitude to the church for considering them for the gift which will assist them with better mobility.
The items were handed over on the grounds of the East Jamaica Conference office after a short prayer service.
Orane Malcolm, who was diagnosed with Spina Bifida from birth, has been confined to a wheel chair from a tender age. He was particularly happy for the wheel chair at this time as he had outgrown the one he had before which also has a defective wheel.
“On behalf of my family, I would like to say thank you for giving me this wheel chair and may the good Lord continue to bless you,” Orane said with a big smile after receiving his new ride.
His father, Bro. Eric Malcolm was also very pleased with the gift and thanked the East Jamaica Conference leadership for their consideration. Both Orane and his father are members of the Balcom Drive SDA Church.
Sis. Vinette Green, who is also confined to a wheel chair, was delighted with the gift and was most grateful to Pastor Carl Cunningham for his thoughtfulness.
“Thank you Pastor Cunningham for inviting me to get this new chair. I
appreciate it,” Vinette said after she was helped into her new chair which was obviously bigger than the one she had before.
President of the Conference, pastor Eric Nathan was on hand to participate in the hand over and was pleased to see Sis. Green receiving her new gift.
“It is the mission of the church to help those who are in need and less fortunate than ourselves,” Nathan said. “We can appreciate that we are able to move around but there are individuals in our society and communities that need special help to get around.”
“As I look at the chair that Sis. Vinette has been using for many years, I realise that it is a good thing to have a new start and a new beginning,” the president said. He further went on to commend Sis. Green for her consistent support in the Conference’s 5K Health Run / Walk event where she is a keen participant and lauded her for her interest in the work of the church noting that she is often seen moving around at our tent campaigns.
Pastor Carl Cunningham acknowledged that the chairs were given to the church by doners and thanked God for the opportunity to touch lives by the presenting of these items.