Representing the Kingdom of God to the mobility-impaired The mission of EmmanuWheel is to provide wheelchair ramps to mobility-impaired individuals who cannot afford the cost of the ramps. By addressing the specific needs of mobility-impaired individuals, it is the intention of EmmanuWheel to share the love of Christ in a practical way. EmmanuWheel hopes to create a lasting improvement in their lives.
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The Good Lord gave the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team a project with a new twist. A back area in poor condition needed to be replaced for Mr. G, the primary caregiver for two adults with disabling conditions.
Hebrews 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
The Kittiwake Baptist Church ramp building team completed the most technically challenging ramp ever! They worked all day completing multiple sections leading into and out of Ms. B's home. Ms. B says she feels so blessed that she can go outside, be in her back yard, and get to her car.
Upon completion of her ramp, the Mt. Horeb UMC team prayed with Ms. S and prepared to leave. She said she was just going to sit out on her new ramp and enjoy being outside on her own. God is good! Psalm 115:1 – Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.
Over a two week period, Mt. Horeb UMC's ramp building team replaced an old, dilapidated ramp with a sturdy, safe system to get Ms. B. into and out of her home. Three teams demolished, pre-built components, and installed the 42' set of ramps. The team was a perfect blend of new, young enthusiasm and mature experience and problem solving skills - all in His service.
Matt 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
Kittiwake Baptist Church's ramp building team made Ms. F so happy as she is now able to walk safely to her car!
The Mt. Horeb UMC team constructed a ramp for Ms. J., a courageous young woman who was paralyzed as a result of a drive-by shooting.
Ephesians 2:10For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
The Lexington Church of Christ team completed a ramp for Mr. C. Other than doctor appointments, Mr C. had not been out of his home for 8 months.
Despite a potential for rain, the skies cleared and it was a good day. Children attending the build with their parents learned how to use tools, think through a problem, and be helpful on a construction site. What a blessing!
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team built a wonderful wheelchair ramp so Ms. B. could have safe access to her home. There is a huge tree in her front yard that challenged us with a few roots when digging our post supports, but provided incredible shade for our team all during the hot day . Ms. B's daughter was thrilled to receive the Bible we presented as she had recently lost hers – God provides!
Mt. Horeb UMC's ramp building team wanted to share a blessing from the mother of a special young man after his ramp was constructed. The team wanted all to know the joy of being reminded about why they do what they do :-).
Psalm 118: 24 The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
The skies were Carolina blue, the temperatures were hot, and the ground was hard, but there's nothing that could stop the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building volunteers from doing God's work! The ramp was build for a 4-year old boy suffering with muscular dystrophy. Psalm 118: 24 The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
God gave the Lexington Church of Christ ramp building team a beautiful day to build this ramp for Mr. M. A 40-foot ramp was completed in 4 hours!
The Mt. Horeb ramp team finished their spring building season on a high note by completing a sturdy ramp that will allow Ms. D. and her brother to get into and out of their home safely. This was a joint effort between EmmanuWheel and Home Works. Home Works supplied the material for the project.
Psalm 37:3 Trust in the Lord and do good
The good Lord held back the rain and provided the right number of volunteers so the Mt. Horeb UMC team could complete a very large ramp for Ms. G.
Philippians 2:4 Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Ms. B was accessing her home on a steep, rickety set of steps that were not even cemented in. She cried when she saw the beautiful ramp constructed by the Kittiwake Baptist Church ramp building team.
Some of our EmmanuWheel leaders and friends took part in the Spirit Corp. for the Governor's Cup race in downtown Columbia. They cheered the runners on as they passed and directed traffic to keep everyone safe.
Mr. D. was in the hospital, however he will have a pleasant surprise when he returns home! His unsafe, rickety ramp was torn down and replaced by the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team. Thank you, team!
Mr. S. was using a steep, portable ramp leaned against the front stairs to help Ms. S. get into their home. The Lexington Church of Christ ramp building team constructed a 35' ramp for Ms. S. at the proper grade. Now Ms. S. can easily and less stressfully get to her doctor appointments.
Swansea Baptist Church ramp building team constructs a ramp for Ms. I!
On a famously hot Columbia day, the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team completed a ramp for Ms. M. and allowed her to move in to her new home.
1 Timothy 6:18-19 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
Ms. J. had to have a ramp prior to being released from rehab. She was so thankful to Shandon United Methodist Church's ramp building team that she could not find the right words - and that is saying a lot for a former Engish teacher!
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team completed a ramp for the H. family! Matthew 5:16 - Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
The weather was perfect as the Northeast Presbyterian Church ramp building team and two of Mr. T.'s friends built a ramp for Mr. T. Now, Mr. T. does not have to worry about navigating the brick steps any more as the steps were a fall risk.
Ms. R. is the thankful recipient of a ramp created by the Swansea First Baptist team!
The Kittiwake Baptist "green team" made sure that Ms. W. can safely get in and out of her home!
Because of the efforts of the Riverbend Church team, Mr. A. can finally get outside by himself!
Thanks to the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team, Mr. H. will no longer have to struggle getting his wife in and out of their home.
Lexington Church of Christ team to the rescue!
Rainwater was pushing sand into Ms. M.'s ramp causing the ramp to settle. The team raised the side of the ramp and installed a French drain with rock and a drain tile to divert the water past the ramp. Now, Ms. M's ramp is safe for her again!
This beautiful ramp was constructed by Chris's D Group - a group of high school boys. Ms. B previously had a steep ramp that was slick during rain. Recently she fell on the ramp. She is thankful that she doesn't have to worry about falling again :-).
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team enjoyed another great day of fellowship and servant hood that resulted in an access ramp for Ms. B. and her mother.
Thank you to Swansea Baptist for building a much needed ramp for Mr. B.
The Lexington Church of Christ ramp building team provided a safe way for Ms. L. to come in and out of her home by removing her old ramp and building a ramp that is sturdy and set at the correct angle.
Ms. L. sent a lovely note to the team stating "So kind, professional and generous. Thank you for allowing me to safely enter and exit our home with an ADA compliant ramp!" 🥰😇
The good work by the Kittiwake Baptist Church ramp building team allows Ms. C. to enter and exit her home on a stable ramp instead of the piece of plywood used previously.
With perfect weather by God, a good plan from the leadership team, and enthusiastic volunteers from the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team, Ms. W's ramp is ready!
1 Corin 15:58 Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.
It was a rainy day for the Brookland Baptist ramp building team, however, the team provided sunshine for Ms. K. who can now safely get in and out of her home 😊.
Mr. S., who is blind, will never get to see his ramp, however he will be able to experience the confidence of being able to safely navigate his way into and out of his son's house. Thank you, Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team! 1 Peter 4:11 If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised.
Swansea Baptist Church ramp building team provides Mr. G. with a New Year blessing - a brand new ramp to allow him to safely enter and exit his home!
Everyday in His service is a good day, but the Lord often makes days perfect for Mt. Horeb UMC's ramp team. Such was the case when He performed one of His "little miracles" for Mr. G. The weather was great, the volunteers enthusiastic; and, we pray, the results worthy of His approval.
EmmanuWheel received a wonderful note from Mr. G's son stating "I can't thank you and the rest of the crew for the work you guys did. It turned out better than we even expected. You guys have been a true blessing to our family. Thank you for everything, I know it was a lot of work."
Thank you to the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team for providing safe entry for Mr. J.
1 Peter 4:11 If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised.
Despite a cold, rainy start, the Mt. Horeb UMC volunteers kept their faith in the Lord's provision to provide Mr. and Mrs. W. with a safe way out of and into their home.
Eph 2:8-10 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Despite a wet and cold December day, the Lexington Church of Christ ramp building team created a wheelchair ramp for Ms. H. She had not been able to get out of the house prior to the build.
Eleven members of the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team shared their time and talent with Mr. and Mrs. G. and were blessed in the experience. Eph 4:28 Anyone………must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.
The Mt. Horeb UMC team enjoyed some fall weather and had a perfect day to build a "little miracle" for Mr. & Mrs. H. and their friends and family.
Before the Mt. Horeb UMC team came on the scene, Mr. P's steps and porch were badly rotted and a hazard. Mr. P and his family can now enter and exit the home safely.
Heb 6:10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
Ms. A's old ramp was built a long time ago and had deteriorated to the point of being very dangerous. The ramp building team from Lexington Church of Christ removed the old ramp and platform and gave Ms. A a safe method of entering and exiting her home.
Volunteers from Mt. Horeb UMC's ramp team completed a ramp for Ms. R. and her mother. To work His "little miracle", the Lord blessed the team with a beautiful Carolina summer day in early fall. Who says He doesn't have a sense of humor?
The Mt. Horeb UMC team and a team from Brookland Baptist Church joined forces to build a BIG ramp for Ms. I. Ms. I. now has safe access to and from her home and the teams enjoyed the fellowship as they worked together.
Mt. Horeb UMC's team built a ramp for a young quadriplegic boy prior to hurricane Florence moving into the area. Though the build was more difficult than most projects, the team was blessed to know that they were the hands and feet of God.
The hard-working Lexington Church of Christ volunteers loved seeing Mr. B. roll down his ramp. For the first time in 6 months, he was able to get outside! A neighbor came by with a pitcher of ice water and cups to show the team her appreciation for helping her long time neighbor and friend.
Sixteen dedicated Mt. Horeb UMC volunteers showed up on a hot and humid day to complete a ramp for Mrs. S! Psalm 90:17 May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.
God's grace - no rain, cloud cover, and a cooling breeze permitted the Mt. Horeb UMC team to complete Ms. M.'s ramp. A great lunch by John was a big help as well! Ms. M. was thankful that she would be able to get out into her yard once again - something she's not been able to enjoy in a long time.
Acts 20: By this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “it is more blessed to give than to receive.”
Lexington Church of Christ builds a much needed ramp and some steps for Ms. S.
A lovely thank you card was received from one of our clients!
The Mt. Horeb team was able to complete an egress deck for Ms. M. The deck will allow her safer exit and entry to her home at the back door. Ecc 3:12 I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.
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The Mt. Horeb EmmanuWheel team didn't move heaven, but with God's help, they moved a lot of earth to build an access ramp for Mr. G. Mr. G now has safe egress for his many dialysis treatments each week.
Mt. Horeb UMC sent a great group of volunteers to build a "little miracle" for Mr. J. In addition to the ramp, the team installed hand railings around the existing porch.
Mr. G. said he would not take a million dollars for his new ramp! We are so blessed to have this dedicated team of ramp builders from Mt. Horeb United Methodist Church.
Heb 6:10 God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.
Mt. Horeb UMC's latest project and God's latest success involved thirteen committed volunteers working long hours in the rain to complete the team's most challenging project yet. Ms. H's big smile as she negotiated the "maze" made overcoming the challenges worthwhile. Gal 6:9 - Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
What a blessed day for the Mt. Horeb UMC volunteers and for Mr. and Mrs. R. God, once again, performed one of His little miracles. Heb 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
A half dozen Mt. Horeb UMC volunteers blessed Ms. S. with a Happy New Year and a new ramp! Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord...
The good Lord challenged the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team a bit more than usual with less than ideal weather and a bigger than average ramp project! He and 12 hearty volunteers completed a little miracle for Ms. R. Welcome back to the team, Ray!
The MAPD Help Desk at Blue Cross Blue Shield CGS built a ramp for Ms. S. This small crew of first timers spent nearly 9 hours learning how to build a wheelchair ramp. Ms. S was so appreciative that she can now get to her mailbox and the patio in the back yard where her family likes to get together and eat and visit.
The Lord once again blessed us with great weather and great fellowship as the Mt. Horeb UMC team built an access ramp in Blythewood for Mr. and Mrs. P.
What a team and what a joy! Lexington Church of Christ builds a ramp for Ms. H!
The Lord blessed the Mt. Horeb UMC team with good weather, protected them from any (major) accidents, and provided them with enough skill to give Ms. W. safe access to and from her home :-).
Despite the hard soil, the Lord gave the Mt. Horeb UMC team a perfect day to build a ramp for Ms. W.
Kittiwake Baptist Church builds a ramp for the H. family!
Lexington Church of Christ builds a ramp for Mr. W.
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team worked in the summer heat to complete a ramp for Mr. F. This team continues to be the Lord’s hands and feet.
Lexington Church of Christ installs a handrail for Ms. H. Mrs H had been using the brick wall to lean against to steady herself while climbing the stairs. Now, she has a safer entrance.
Mt. Horeb UMC's team builds a ramp for 8-year-old Ariana.
The Lord provided the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team with cloud cover and temperatures allowing them to finish His work for Ms. M. in good time and in good condition.
Lexington Church of Christ builds a ramp for Mr. B.
Kittiwake Baptist Church builds a ramp for Mr. and Mrs. I ! Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. Ephesians 3:20
We pray for Ms. W. who was hospitalized the night before Mt. Horeb UMC's team built a ramp for her. She will have God's gift to look forward to when she gets home.
Thank you, Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team! Your efforts will relieve Ms. M's family of the strenuous and sometimes risky handling involved in getting Ms. M. in and out of her home.
Lexington Church of Christ ramp building team constructs a ramp for Mr. W.!
The Mt. Horeb UMC team had a huuuuuuuge turnout and a perfect day to build two ramps for Ms. V. Ms. V. is legally blind and physically disabled. Her need for safe access to her home was very real.
The Lexington Church of Christ Senior Team returned to Mr. M's home to build a ramp allowing access to his home in his new motorized wheelchair!
The Lexington Church of Christ senior team is a gift to this community! They built a ramp specially designed for Mr. M.
For Siera's senior project, she was joined by her family and the Lexington Church of Christ to build a ramp for Mrs. L!
God gave the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team a great South Carolina March day to construct a ramp for Mrs D. The team, with help from Mrs. D's family, finished the project in record time!
The Mt. Horeb UMC ramp team built a ramp for Ms. C and enjoyed some fellowship and food! Two team members brought Ms. C a Gideon Bible and some handmade Valentines.
Thanks to the Lexington Church of Christ senior team, Mrs. M can now enter and exit her home safely for doctor visits!
The Lexington Church of Christ Senior Team built handrails so that Mr. E. can enter and exit his home.
The Mt. Horeb UMC team had a perfect day for building Mr. M.'s ramp.
The Mt. Horeb UMC team set a goal of building a ramp for Ms. H. to get her home in time for the holidays. She could not leave rehabilitation until she had safe access to her home. Despite record low temperatures, a record turnout from the team completed the ramp in under 8 hours!
The Mt. Horeb UMC team was graced with a beautiful fall day as they built a ramp for Mr. A.
God blessed this day, then Mr. J. and his granddaughter closed the day with a prayer of gratitude thanking God for His many blessings. In Thanksgiving for the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team.
What a gift! Lexington Church of Christ builds a ramp for Ms. J!
With God supervising, Mrs. M. was able to enjoy the sunshine with the volunteers from the Mt. Horeb UMC ramp building team for the first time in many months!
We will miss you, Ken and Donna Bickel!
We would like to thank our friend, brother in Christ, and team leader, Ken Bickel for 6 years of service to EmmanuWheel. He helped lead the Mt. Horeb UMC team through some tough times after the passing of team leader, Ed Hartung. He looked to the vast ocean of talent, interest, and dedication within Mt. Horeb community and did whatever he could to ensure that the success of the team continued. Under his leadership, this team has become EmmanuWheel's most successful and prolific team. Ken captured the essence of this ministry, extending it to well beyond the need for a wheel chair ramp. He knows his clients. He loves his clients. He brings his clients Thanksgiving meals. He makes sure that his clients have a Christmas to celebrate.
WE wish him all the best in Greenville, SC. and look forward to staying in touch...
- EmmanuWheel Board of Directors
Thanks be to God for this opportunity to serve young Luis. The Mt. Horeb EmmanuWheel team is pleased to have the prayers and support that allow us to build ramps like this one.
Mt. Horeb UMC builds a ramp for Mr. and Mrs. E! We thank God for the opportunity to serve them.
RADIUS Church Lexington, RADIUS Church Saluda, and Saluda Baptist Church with the students from Serve Saluda build ramps for Ms. M. and Mr. S. in a joint project. Each ramp gave these wonderful people a chance to love each home owner :-) .
An Honor for an EmmanuWheel Volunteer!
Joe Pinkham from Mt. Horeb UMC was surprised by a WIS TV crew who came to present him with an award. Joe was honored with the WIS Community Builders Award, along with a $1000 check from Mungo Homes towards the EmmanuWheel Ramp Ministry.