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Joining Hands with Jesus

By Jeff Slaughter




Meet Volunteer Donald Johnson Sr.

You might say Donald Johnson Sr. was born wearing a tool belt.

“I remember my mother saying I was mechanically inclined because I was always tearing

up my toys,” said the Columbus, Georgia native. “I was curious and wanted to know how

things work!”


That curiosity paid off, leading first to 11 years of U.S. Army service followed by a 35-year career as a machine operator where he worked at a paper mill, a battery factory and a Kodak plant.


In those jobs, he gained valuable experience which he now puts to use helping build

mobility carts for leg-disabled individuals for Mobility Worldwide of East Alabama and

West Georgia.



“I enjoy working here and doing God’s will,” he said. “And I’m thrilled that I can use my

skills to help others.”


I Knew This Was It!

A life-long volunteer, Donald coached youth sports for 28 years and served with a prison

ministry for nine years before volunteering for Mobility Worldwide.


“I was looking for something new to do,” said the 69-year-old. “My church, Greater Mt. Zion Baptist Church introduced me to Mobility Carts. They were looking for donors and volunteers for the cause. I donated and volunteered. Best thing I ever did in Jesus Name."

"It was at Mobility Worldwide that I met Sam Singer. I knew this was it.”


Donald volunteers one day each week, running the punching machine, which punches holes in the seat brackets of each mobility cart seat.


The Miracles of Jesus

When Donald thinks about the contribution he’s making, he recalls the stories of Jesus

making the lame walk. He feels like he is joining hands with Jesus in making miracles for

those who need help.


“Many with mobility issues don’t have hospitals or doctors, and might have even been

homebound for 20 years,” he says. “They need these carts to live productive lives.”


Donald enjoys the uplifting environment of the shop where he works with other

volunteers, many of them retired like himself.


“I enjoy working here and doing God’s will,” he said. “And I’m thrilled that I can use my

skills to help others.”




Donald volunteers one day each week, running the punching machine, which punches holes in the seat brackets of each mobility cart.


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