Odie's current power chair was given to her in the fall of 2008. It was used then and she has used it quite a bit but it is still in good shape. We have had some trouble with charging it but we took care of that last week. We have been looking at smaller, lighter power chairs so that it is more portable. Kelly Jo and I can lift the current one in the Green Machine but it is a chore.
Getting the chair loaded was one of the main reason's we could not keep The General last year. We felt like we were killing ourselves putting the chair in it. The Green Machine is much lower and much easier but still difficult lifting it in or out.
We have been considering some chairs we have seen on the internet but its hard to know without actually seeing one and trying it out. Bro. Mike Smith goes to church here and has a power chair like the ones we had been looking at so we asked him about them.
He really likes that type of chair and the one he uses has some great features but it is too heavy for us. We want it light enough that KJ can take it apart and easily lift the heaviest part into the car when they are out in town. That would give them so much more flexibility.
Bro. Smith has a few chairs because he used to work on them all the time. He had one that needed batteries and a little work. He worked on it this week, we bought the batteries and he brought it to the church today so Odie could try it out. Odie has not driven anything that steers like a car much so it is going to take some getting use to. I think she is going to be able to do it. It tips a little easier and she can not handle it well yet but I believe the light weight portability will be worth it.
Bro. Smith and his family are going to give the chair to Odie if she can use it and we appreciate it very much. It is a very nice and thoughtful gift. May God bless their family because of their generosity, consideration and kindness.
Revival is going great.We are having great services and visitors every night. Tonight (Thursday) we had some saved and that is always awesome. Bro. Ralph and Sis. Mona Lowery drove all the way over from Tuscaloosa for the service tonight. It was great to see them and to be in service with them.
We have one more night of revival here and we are excited to see what God is going to do. Thanks for praying for us.