We enjoyed a day trip in the school holidays – where Kirsty drove the family to the Blue Mountains.

Ariel has not driven a car for 5 1/2 years, but is in the process of being assessed to drive again!

His legs have more strength and function than his hands and arms, so the foot pedals of a car are manageable but not the steering wheel.

After several visits to the driving school, the Occupational Therapist and Technician are very positive that with adapted hand controls and some training, Ariel will be able to return to the road again!

The mini steering wheel adaptation from Germany…

Ariel with his driving instructor…

Ariel’s health service provider is very supportive and will be generous in funding the adaptations.

However, we will need to raise the finances to pay for a new vehicle as recommended by the Technician.


For Prayer:

  • Thank God for the family day trips we can enjoy in the holidays
  • Thank God for the safety Kirsty has experienced on the road with 5 1/2 years of driving Ariel and the kids to all activities
  • Thank God for the specialists who help with driving instruction
  • Pray for perseverance on this long journey


“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”

James 1:2-4

We read this passage from James after dinner this week.



If you are interested in helping with vehicle costs, please see details here.





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