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A week of PET deliveries has very much changed lives in Haiti. Nichole Coe shares her final thoughts as the PET team wrap up their trip.
Summarizing the week in Haiti; for everyone who has been here, you understand the daunting task. While I was preparing how I could wrap up the tasks, I was lead back to my morning devotional which stated: “If your God is mighty enough to ignite the sun, could it be he is mighty enough to light your path?” God not only made our paths bright he put a light on the path of everyone we were able to pass blessings too.
Trying to capture a few moments that have made lasting impressions was very difficult, however we quickly started to list the moments where God put his thumbprint. A small list consists of giving a PET to a 6 year old girl who can now attend school independently, giving a PET to an elderly man who can now gain back his independence, getting a hug from a shy little child, and knowing that you don’t need to speak the same language to share God’s love.
From Ishwar Naik:
It all started in February of 2011. I was in India for assisting with my father’s knee replacement surgery. After successful procedure he was recovering at home and I was traveling in the surrounding area. This is when I spotted little Priya, going home from her school, crawling on the side of road. Somehow I decided to help her in her mobility. My father’s surgeon Dr. Joshi agreed to provide surgical solution. However after a few tests he decided that surgical procedures for Priya were too risky. Naturally we were all disappointed.
I came back to Michigan and while watching CBS News, came across this organization where a bunch of retired guys were making this contraption for people like Priya. I followed up and found that there was an affiliate no more than 10 miles from us. Additional inquiries put me in touch with Mr. Von Driggs who was more than happy to facilitate obtaining a child PET for me to take to India with me. I was able to carry a box containing a child PET with me as a checked baggage. Delta Airline was kind enough to let me carry this oversize box at no charge. We assembled the PET in my house and handed it to Priya (February 2012). Since Priya had good upper body strength, she had no difficulty with driving and steering this colorful PET made by our friends in Holland, Michigan. Continue reading