I can remember our honeymoon like it was yesterday. We enjoyed a seven-day cruise on the Western Caribbean: Sun, all-you-can-eat food, entertainment, and fantastic excursions with my best friend.
All was well until we reached Roatán. An island of Honduras, Roatán is a popular tourist destination for snorkeling, glass boat rides, and more. Except, we weren’t enjoying the port of call because we were overwhelmed by the poverty around us. To make matters worse, Americans were haggling for low prices when they could afford to pay the asking price. We just wanted to help, but we didn’t do anything.
Don Schoendorfer had a similar feeling in 1979 when he vacationed in Morocco with his family. Except, when he saw a woman crawling across the street to get where she needed to go, he did something about it.
The founder of Free Wheelchair Missions, Schoendorfer, is a biomedical engineer fulfilling his Jesus-centric calling to provide free wheelchairs for people across the globe. As a recipient of the White House Congressional Medal of Honor Society, Don networks with 94 different developing countries, their governments, and charitable agencies to help people in need.
Subscribe or Livestream
CBF’s podcast shares stories from across the Fellowship and innovative practices of those working to renew God’s world. The vision is to share ideas, stories, and innovations from ministers, authors, and practitioners.
Join this audio Podcast by subscribing on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Podcasts, Spotify, or Facebook.
This podcast is presented by Christian Healthcare Ministries and Baptist Seminary of Kentucky.
We invite you, the listeners, to join us in connecting with the Podcast. Become a monthly listener supporter and receive some perks, including name recognition, questions for upcoming guests, free books from the Podcast, joining the Podcast for an interview, and a VIP experience with the General Assembly Podcast guests.
There are five levels of listener support, starting at $5 per month…learn more and become a supporter today at www.cbf.net/podcastsupport.
Andy Hale is the creator and host of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Podcast. Hale is the Associate Executive Coordinator of CBF North Carolina. He’s also served as CBF’s Church Start Specialist, the founding pastor of Mosaic Church of Clayton, and the senior pastor of University Baptist Church of Baton Rouge. Follow on Twitter @haleandy.