A Wheelchair for Melissa

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • July 3, 2018
  • Wheels For The World

Ruth saw that her daughter Melissa was in desperate need of a wheelchair. And she knew she couldn’t carry her on her shoulders forever. Yet with disabilities such as spina bifida, hydrocephalus, seizures, and vision impairment, Melissa was unable to walk on her own.

But God’s faithfulness and provision were evident as this small family was drawn to Him. What a wonderful picture of the gospel in action!


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Am very happy to see the ministry of Jesus been demonstrated here on earth, giving to the needy, giving hope to the hopeless ... The good Lord will bless Joni and friends international... Am very happy watching this... My prayer is to stand with you and be a blessing to someone in need.
  • July 25, 2018
  • 3:41 p.m.
  • Anene Kenneth
I love seeing the smiles on families faces when you help them. And letting them know that Jesus loves them. You all are awesome for what you do. Stories like people helping people makes me happy. This wheelchair was a blessing to her and her family. If at all possible everyone wants to be able to get around without having help. This wheelchair has done this for this little girl and her mother. God bless you all for what you do.
  • July 17, 2018
  • 2:10 a.m.
  • Teresa Bowden
Watching this video , once again made me thankful that, despite it's problems with the health system, l live in a country where disabled people are taken good care of. God bless, Melissa, Ruth, the pastor and your team of workers. What a great ministry! PRAISE THE LORD!!
  • July 10, 2018
  • 3:51 p.m.
  • Dianne Coyle
I watched this whole video....and I'm telling you.....after watching it, I feel like there is absolutely nothing in this world I have to complain about! No matter our problems, someone else always has it worse than us. Melissa is so joyful when she gets her chair; it was so heartwarming! Thank you Joni for sharing this with us!
  • July 10, 2018
  • 12:27 p.m.
  • Donna Gingrasso
What a joy to see how God is using your ministry
  • July 10, 2018
  • 6:09 a.m.
  • Becky Thibaudeau
Thank you for this beautiful, inspiring and encouraging video!Melissa and her mother and mother were blessed in many ways. and I was blessed, too. Will it be possible for Melissa's w/c to be adjusted and/or replaced as she grows? Will she and her mother and brother be followed-up by a Bible believing church?
  • July 9, 2018
  • 5:55 p.m.
  • Margaret Tait
Thank You Lord Jesus Christ for Mellisa and her mom receiving Your awesome gift. Thanks. Amen.
  • July 9, 2018
  • 2:05 p.m.
  • Ronald Davies
Beautiful! Thank you!
  • July 9, 2018
  • 12:05 p.m.
  • Sally E Graham
We watched the story of Melissa receiving her wheelchair. Very touching! But then to watch her mother receive a far greater gift--that of a personal relationship with the living, loving and redeeming Savior was glorious. We'll have the chance to meet her one glorious day in eternity. Our granddaughter Ruth Sneller is traveling with Joni and Friends on a team to Uganda in a matter of days. We are thrilled that she will be a part of this wonderful ministry.
  • July 9, 2018
  • 11:52 a.m.
  • Bruce R. Fiol