discouraged, Christian Aid Ministries

“Why should I be discouraged?”

Martha Espinoza fell off a moving train when she was seven years old. As this Nicaraguan girl lay helplessly on the tracks, the train ran over her, dismembering all four of her limbs.

After our staff delivered a new wheelchair to forty-two-year-old Martha, she shared, “I am not discouraged and don’t despair of life. I can care for myself, brush my teeth, and sweep the floor. Why should I be discouraged? I can do many things using a wheelchair. And with God’s help, I’ll keep on enjoying life.”

Hope-for-the-Handicapped helps supply food, wheelchairs, health kits, and other aid to disabled individuals, mental institutions, and homes for the elderly and handicapped. The program operates in Nicaragua, Liberia, Israel, the Palestinian territories, and various other places.