Joel Motman. Hi my name is Joel Motman. Today I would like to share with you my story. This story begins on January 16, 1977 one wintery morning. At the age of four, when people should typically be starting to walk, I was crawling.
My parents began to wonder why so they took me to visit the doctor.
I was born with
do not work as you want them to because your brain does not receive enough
oxygen at birth.
my parents decided to join a program called the
which was led by volunteers who came to our home daily.
go for pretty much the whole day.
aisle of my church!
While at Freedom, I made many great memories.
“Why did you take him?”
Although we don’t always understand why, God has a plan for everything.
and He is My Father.
I told my mom I wanted to go back to Freedom for my senior year. So she went to Freedom and asked if they would take me back. and they said, “We will in a heartbeat.”
With God's help, I went to Colorado.
Kandu is a place that offers employment to those with disabilities. Basically, Kandurecieves work from companies. We would do the work and send it back to them.
So the more we did, the more we got paid.
we thought it was time for me to become more independent.
So, we began looking for a group home.
At this home, I had my own room…which was a “plus.”
I then moved back in with my mom where I lived for two years.
After two years of living with her, my mom began to have health concerns so we needed a place for me to live.
That is when I moved to Eastmanville to live with a man who ran his own group home, independently.
After about three years of living there, my mom called the person regarding housing to ask if there was another place for me.
But then, something amazing happened, she called my mom back and said, “I want you to check out David's House Ministries.”
“Well isn't that in Kent County?”
My mom asked that because when you cross county lines, the county gives you a run for your money!
The person responded, “Because we are relocating Joel, he wouldn't have a problem”.
The only downside is that I had to leave Kandu after working there for 18 ½ years.
I also know God has allowed this for a purpose.
You might be going through a difficult time but this is
not our final destiny.