We all know the ancient Chinese proverb, that “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” When overwhelmed with a seemingly dauntless task ahead, this calming bit of wisdom reminds us to set our course, lean into the wind, and step out in faith.

This week, first photos from the field arrived, encouragement from friends of Free Wheelchair Mission, images of wheelchairs on the move, bringing some small relief to those who have suffered so much.

To date, approximately 100 wheelchairs have already been distributed. Another 200 wheelchairs are en route, via Direct Relief International, slated to arrive in country soon. Two full containers will soon leave Shanghai for the Dominican Republic, where they will be unloaded and trucked over the border and into Haiti. And, three of our current distribution partners are arranging logistics for more containers to be delivered to this hurting island nation.

It is not enough. But it is a start.
The first step is always the hardest. And so, we do today what ancient wisdom would prescribe. Set a course. Lean into the wind. Step out in faith.

Pray for Haiti.