Catalyst Project

Catalyst Project

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

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It would be great if you could stop and pray! We are Heading for Ethiopia next week.

God has opened doors for a team to come together that includes two physical therapists with wheelchair expertise, a biomedical engineer, two nurses, a pastor, and a man who is expert in helping farmers with disability keep working. Therapists, prosthetists and other interested people from four organizations are planning to be there: Soddo Christian Hospital, Emmanuel, Agape and CURE Ethiopia. Please pray that the fruit of the Spirit will shine through it all, for unity, for peace, and favour in the details involved. We're brining some pediatric supportive wheelchairs for children with cerebral palsy so please pray that these come safely without trouble.

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Here's a brief summary of what is planned so you can pray day by day.

  • Monday: We are planning a time of introductions, time in God’s word led by the Soddo team, tours of Soddo Hospital and the Emmanuel work areas, and Interactive sessions on whole person wellness for those with disabilities, and on enabling pastors to effectively reach out.
  • Tuesday to Friday will focus on specific disabilities, including the social, spiritual, financial, and physical challenges for those dealing with that disability. Disabilities covered will include cerebral palsy, stroke, amputation, and spinal cord injury. Each day will include extensive hands-on, collaborative, time. We will collaborate with the local teams to fit wheelchairs and other assistive technology, on rehab protocols, medical care, spiritual care, and inclusion in community.

Link to learn more about the Catalyst Team and support us