Souls Harbor Word of Faith Church in Canton surprised two church members Sunday with two advanced wheelchairs donated by Quick N’ Mobile.

Kimberly Sanchez, who leads a prison ministry called Ye Visited Me Ministries said she was shocked and overwhelmed.

Sanchez, who received a Electra7 Wide Folding Travel Wheelchair, said it will help her with the prison ministry.

“It’s really going to free me up to do the prison ministry which I wasn’t able to do at all. A lot of the prisons I couldn’t get to without my husband pushing me and to get into some of them are like on a straight up hill,” she said. “There were a couple of the prisons that I wasn’t able to go to at all since they reopened after the pandemic, but now I’m going to be able to go in there. Those men and women are like my sons and daughters.”

Due to a hip injury around eight years ago, Sanchez needed a wheelchair that she could control without someone having to push her around.

“Because of my injury it had gotten so bad that just getting around at home was hard. I’m the administrator and over the arts, and over the prison ministry and a lot of things at church and non-mobility was getting in the way of everything which in turn was causing me to have a little bit of depression,” she said. “To be able to get back around now more freely, I can see that light again.”

Sanchez said receiving the wheelchair means she is able to do what she was called to do.

Tom Allenson, who leads another prison ministry, was surprised with a Falcon Reclinable Folding Power Wheelchair.

Allenson was the one that contacted the company to get Sanchez a chair.

“I was blown away because I was quoting the scripture where God says ‘I’ll bless you greatly, if you bless somebody else’ and that’s actually what we are doing. This is our third chair that we’ve given to somebody that needed it,” Allenson said. “We couldn’t have done that without Quick N’ Mobile, they really surprised me on this one. It really hit the spot.”

Pastor Larry Martin of Souls Harbor Word of Faith Church said Allenson and Sanchez are very active and important in their ministries.

“This chair is going to mobilize her (Sanchez) where she can get back in the ministry like she was and same with Brother Tom Allenson. The chairs are really awesome, they are 50 pounds and can be folded up in the trunk of a car and run up to 30 miles on the charge,” Martin said. “The company is so gracious.”

Martin said the church does a lot of prison ministry and Allenson has transitional homes for when prisoners get out.

“The whole idea we have is that everybody deserves a second chance and for someone who has done 10 or 15 years in prison and they get out and don’t have any help, they’re just in trouble,” Martin said. “It’s a lot of good people that make bad choices.”

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