Catalyst Project

Facilitating wheelchair services through faith-based hospitals in low-resource countries.

I think it was nine years ago Marci Dittmer came with her daughter Melanie to check out LeTourneau University where I was working as Associate Professor of Biology.  Melanie came to LeTourneau, then traveled to Kenya with me doing research on wheelchair function (she stayed some extra weeks to work with a study on predators).  Now Melanie is graduating as a veterinarian - congrats Melanie!!  Marci is taking a graduate writing course. One assignment was to do a profile article. She asked me for an interview. Her article got published!  Congratulations Marci!!  I thought you all might enjoy seeing Marci's work.

Marci's story in Light Magazine


Proverbs 21:1 says, "The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it whichever way He wishes."   Directing water is done by making or blocking channels.  I think it's not just about kings, it's how God seems to work.  If we move forward he opens unexpected channels.  Kind of like he did with the profile story.  But also like he's doing with opportunities in Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and Ethiopia, and with links to people.  For example, I met Marv and Jan Smith when they were missionaries in residence at LeTourneau.  Recently their son Josh contacted me about collaborating to get wheelchairs to those who need them.  Interesting and unexpected ways forward are happening :-). Thanks for praying!