Fun can be had at Mobility Cart shop in Columbia

Maker of the Mobility Cart since 1994.
Come find fun and make joy with us.
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Mobility Worldwide Columbia update 9/14/18
1,298 Mobility Carts built in 2018

HAVE FUN, BUT DISCOVER JOY!

One thing I have discovered in my years of humanitarian work has been the difference between fun and joy. R. Tagore wrapped it up in this poem:
“I slept and dreamed that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted, and behold, service was joy.”?

We Americans spend a lot of money for entertainment, seeking fun. We entice our young people to go to events, saying, “It will be fun!” In the past few years that has amounted to an average of about $3,000 per year per consumer unit, or 5.2% of our total expenditures. We have given charitable donations that averaged about $1,700 per family, or 3.4% of total expenditures. As consumer units we spend 3 times as much
for entertainment than we spend for education.

To have fun and find joy can be combined.
*** It is fun to go with a group of 500 or so and, in a week, build 25 Habitat houses.
It is joy when we move in the families on Saturday.
*** It is fun to go to the shop and make parts for the Mobility Carts at Mobility Worldwide MO-Columbia. (Current production supported by donations = 35 a week.)
It is joy to realize the change that makes in another human’s life.

Report of Lizeth 17 years old in Honduras: “3 feet tall, with fairly normal upper body development, but underdeveloped legs and turned-out feet.”

*** It is fun to help load out a 40′ container to go to the desperate rural poor of Rainbow Network in Nicaragua. (The Container Project shipped another container on Sept. 7 from our warehouse.)

It is joy to understand the difference that load will make to our sisters and brothers there.

Many go a lifetime spending their energy, time and money trying to find fun. The wise among us discover joy. An elderly friend years ago said, “Joy means ‘Jesus first, Others second, Yourself last.’”

Mel West

“The root of joy, as of duty, is to put all of one’s powers to one great end.” -Oliver Wendell Holmes
“Love and joy are twins- born of each other.” – William Hazlett
Mel West, Director Emeritus
DBA Mobility Worldwide MO – Columbia

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