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Wednesday July 14th, 2021
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Today is washing day at On His Path!
We inspect, sort, wash all donated shoes we receive, in order to get them ready to pass on to our partners in developing countries. All while praying for each family represented by theses shoes we are praising God for the donors and praising God for the family that will receive them. Always praying that each person that have been impacted by clubfoot will know the saving salvation of our Lord through Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Today is washing day at On His Path!
We inspect, sort, wash all donated shoes we receive, in order to get them ready to pass on to our partners in developing countries. All while praying for each family represented by theses shoes we are praising God for the donors and praising God for the family that will receive them. Always praying that each person that have been impacted by clubfoot will know the saving salvation of our Lord through Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18: Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
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Im still hoping to receive free brace to my son.size 7. Thank you and God Bless.

Querida Annie muchísimas gracias. 🙏🙏

Una bendición grandísima

Que hermoso es ver la gloria de Dios ☺️🙏

Great work. Blessings from India 🙏✝️💙💜💚

Annie gracias por tanto

Hope we can have a pair for my hydrocephalus baby Warrior 🥰🙏

Size 5 or 6 pls

Size 7 or 8 pls..

Hopefully I can get 1pair boots for my son🙏🙏🙏

Hope we can have one😇😇

Yay thank you 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

I hope you could give my son a pair

I hope my son well recieve a pair of shoes.

Hopefully i can get one too 🙏

Please help . hope you'll give my son size 0 thank you

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Tuesday July 13th, 2021
On His Path

Coincidences in Scripture?

Do you believe in coincidences or miracles?
Just recently, our family had a miracle happen. Seriously…a miracle. My brain really wanted to chalk it up to coincidence. So, I have intently been digging into scripture. I am not seeing any documentations of coincidences throughout the Bible. The only remotely close wording of coincidence is in the Parable of the Good Samaritan. In Luke 11:31 Jesus says:” Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he came to the place and saw him, passed by the other side.” But on the other hand, there are COUNTLESS Miracles recorded through scripture….COUNTLESS.
What is a coincidence? According to the Webster dictionary the word “coincidence’ means “the occurrence of events that happen at the same time by ACCIDENT but seem to have some connection”
What is a miracle? According to the Webster dictionary the word “miracle” means
an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.
The key word here is ACCIDENT. So let’s walk through my family’s situation and see if it is a coincidence or a miracle.
My husband has been having neck pain for the past several months…he has missed out on some work, time with family, and has not been able to do daily activities that he normally can do. Riding in a car was even uncomfortable for him! The pain has been off and on for quite some time, but was exasperated after he was throwing the Frisbee for our dog (I know sounds silly). The pain finally got really unbearable so he went to a Chiropractor who referred him to our primary care doctor who ordered x-rays and MRI.
We really just figured it was going to be pinched nerve that would need some time to heal. But when my husband got off the phone call from our doctor, his eyes were as wide as saucers. His report was alarming: don’t do anything, take it easy, you need to be laying around, you will need surgery, you have a displaced spinal cord, your neck is bone on bone, your disc is herniated, we are referring you to an orthopedic specialist.
In an instant, our lives were changed. We immediately asked for prayer from all of our friends. We started to talk about arrangements for surgery, getting time off work, studying recovery time, studying the operation approach. We had an appointment with the orthopedic specialist within one week.
In the meantime, my husband’s pain got worse, platitude, and then reduced…down… to… nothing. Zero…no pain.
We went to the specialist appointment. He did some physical tests on my husband, ordered a few x-rays, and he read the MRI report to us: displaced spinal cord, herniated disc. It seemed as though one wrong move and my husband would be paralyzed!
But then he said; I don’t see any of that on the MRI. He was confused because he knows the radiologist and has worked with him many times. He said and it would be uncharacteristic of the radiologist to read the MRI wrong. The orthopedic surgeon said that my husband’s spinal cord looked good…it looked really good. He said my husband might have a slight bulging disc but nothing to warrant a shot to ease the pain and certainly not emergency surgery.
My husband’s strength was back. He was not in pain. The MRI did not show any displacement or bone on bone.
I cannot agree with the notion that my husband’s healing was by accident or coincidence. The fact is that my husband had pain and the MRI had shown significant concerns. We then asked for prayer. The prayer was not an accident; we asked for an intervention. Therefore, this was not a coincidence that his MRI did not show significant concerns….it was a Miracle. You may ask how? I will cite Psalms 135:6
6 Whatever the LORD pleases, he does,
in heaven and on earth,
in the seas and all deeps.
So, the next time you are questioning whether something was a coincidence or a miracle…remember there are no coincidences in the Bible so then we can conclude that there are no coincidences in our lives. Praise Jesus!
-Annie Powell
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Praise God. Thank you is not a big enough word to Express gratitude for miracles.

prayers answered

Nothing is impossible with God !

Praise the Lord, Hallelujah, our God is the Divine Healer!!!! Coincidence, I think not!!!!

Tuesday June 29th, 2021
On His Path

Not Shaken!
I wouldn’t say that I am overly sentimental, but there are a few things that I do treasure. One is a rock garden in my yard. It took years to build! No kidding, it has taken…. Years…. To… Build.
I can remember, when my boys were little, and we would go on adventure hikes in our woods and down to the creek. There, we would carefully examine all the treasures that we would find in the creek bed. The boys would run up to me, with their sweet little hands, FILLED with rocks and sand. They would show me the special treasure they just found. Then quickly place it in my backpack only to run off to find more rocks. I used to carry the rocks up in my pockets and in my hands...but I found it much more efficient to just bring a backpack down to the creek ( that’s a free mom tip: always bring an old back pack).
When we arrived home, we would wash the rocks off and carefully put each one in the garden…I found that a rock garden was much more practical then rocks on their dresser, bed, window sills, in the washing machine, or on the kitchen table (mom tip #2: rocks stay outside).
If you look hard enough, we have a few “gems” hidden in all the rocks. They are little amethyst and quartz. No, we did not find them at the creek. Rather, they came from a vacation spot that we went to years ago. There was a display where you could “mine for gems”. You paid a certain amount of money and then you took your sack of goodies over to the sluicing box to separate your treasure from the gravel. It really just felt like I was back in the gold rush out west! Can you picture it?
Sluices are those long, narrow boxes that water passes through. You use a shaking motion when you are running your bag of treasures through the sluice box. The running water helps separate the gravel from the larger pieces of rock. The shaking action, along with the running water and specialized box, removes the gravel. You are then left with the “gems”!
Gems are talked about throughout scripture. There are references to Emeralds, Rubies , Diamonds and Pearls. In fact, after a quick search, I came up with 22 different gems found throughout scriptures.
The Kingdom of God is often talked about as a treasure or gem in scripture. I can’t help but to see the scene of my children working diligently to reveal their treasures by shaking the sluice box. The end result being their treasured gems; in other words: the Kingdom of God…which can not be shaken out of the sluice box.
The author of Hebrews wrote about the unshakable kingdom that we have received.
“So, since we are receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us give thanks, and through this let us offer worship pleasing to God in devotion and awe” -Hebrews 12:28
When David says “He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I will not be shaken.”-Psalm 62:6 David is claiming confidence that he KNOWS he will not be separated from God. In other words, being shaken is not an EMOTIONAL response of David, rather a PROMISE from God. God will not shake David out of the sluice box. He is a treasure to God.
The Kingdom of God cannot be shaken out of the sluice…it will remain. Isn’t that great news?!?! So the next time you are sitting in the sand box with your child, sifting through the sand or draining your noodles and shaking the extra water off, or spot a rock on the ground…remember the unshakable Kingdom we have through Christ Jesus that cannot be removed.
If you are unsure about your relationship with Christ, or would like to know more about the unshakeable Kingdom of God please message us. We would love to pray with you.
-Annie Powell
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I look forward to her inspiring messages so much. She’s a jewel herself.

God is my Rock, I am His treasure!! Salvation is my gem.

On His Path Hola buenas noches, les saludo desde Guatemala, como puedo adquirir un par de zapatitos de ésos, estoy interesada para mi bebé, ya estamos a poco de empezar a usarlos

Thank you❤️

Thursday June 24th, 2021
On His Path
Connection…I think that we all desire connection. Connection to God…Connection to our loved ones…connection to our community. Connection to some type of purpose.  Even though I do not have a child with clubfoot, I feel a connection with the parents that do. The interesting thing, that I admire about Clubfoot parents, is that they do not have a connection because of tragedy, pity, or sorrow. No! Not at all! But there is a connection of mutual lifting up, encouragement, and hope that they share.
Look at any clubfoot parent support page and you will see this passage of scripture played out over and over again:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Cor 1:3-4

Do you see that?!? God comforts us in our afflictions SO THAT we are able to comfort others in theirs. There is a purpose to the afflictions that come with clubfoot…it is so that others can be comforted and pointed to God’s goodness and faithfulness through Jesus Christ.

On His Path sees the value of connecting Clubfoot parents to other Clubfoot parents so that they can COMFORT each other. When a child is sponsored through our Ponseti Kids Program, the sponsors can write a letter to the parents and we are sure to deliver it. We continue to pray that the Love of God can be demonstrated through the treatment of clubfoot.

Today, we are busy sorting and packing shoes.  These shoes have been donated from all around the United States.  Would you believe it…one pair of shoes came from BURLINGTON, IOWA!?!? Yes, clubfoot occurs in the United States and in IOWA.    Thank you Shelley Jochims for the donation!
The shoes will be packed up and shipped to Cure International. From there, they will be making their way across the sea to the Tim Tebow Cure International Hospital in the Philippines.  There are connections from Burlington to the Philippines. To those parents, in the Philippines, we hear you, and are sending 93 pair of shoes and components to make the bar! To the parents and caregivers of children in the United States…thank you for donating your shoes…thank you for your comfort. Without you, we could not pass them on! Thank you for comforting others out of your affliction.
If you would like more information on how you can come alongside this ministry, please message us at annie@onhispath.org

Connection…I think that we all desire connection. Connection to God…Connection to our loved ones…connection to our community. Connection to some type of purpose. Even though I do not have a child with clubfoot, I feel a connection with the parents that do. The interesting thing, that I admire about Clubfoot parents, is that they do not have a connection because of tragedy, pity, or sorrow. No! Not at all! But there is a connection of mutual lifting up, encouragement, and hope that they share.
Look at any clubfoot parent support page and you will see this passage of scripture played out over and over again:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Cor 1:3-4

Do you see that?!? God comforts us in our afflictions SO THAT we are able to comfort others in theirs. There is a purpose to the afflictions that come with clubfoot…it is so that others can be comforted and pointed to God’s goodness and faithfulness through Jesus Christ.

On His Path sees the value of connecting Clubfoot parents to other Clubfoot parents so that they can COMFORT each other. When a child is sponsored through our Ponseti Kids Program, the sponsors can write a letter to the parents and we are sure to deliver it. We continue to pray that the Love of God can be demonstrated through the treatment of clubfoot.

Today, we are busy sorting and packing shoes. These shoes have been donated from all around the United States. Would you believe it…one pair of shoes came from BURLINGTON, IOWA!?!? Yes, clubfoot occurs in the United States and in IOWA. Thank you Shelley Jochims for the donation!
The shoes will be packed up and shipped to Cure International. From there, they will be making their way across the sea to the Tim Tebow Cure International Hospital in the Philippines. There are connections from Burlington to the Philippines. To those parents, in the Philippines, we hear you, and are sending 93 pair of shoes and components to make the bar! To the parents and caregivers of children in the United States…thank you for donating your shoes…thank you for your comfort. Without you, we could not pass them on! Thank you for comforting others out of your affliction.
If you would like more information on how you can come alongside this ministry, please message us at annie@onhispath.org
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Que hermoso es ver la gloria de Dios 😍 Muchas bendiciones On His Path y Annie Powell por regalarnos consuelo y felicidad a tantas familias al rededor de todo el mundo ❤️

Gran bendición On His Path

Gran bendición On His Path

Love On His Path

My son need a size 9 clubfoot shoes i dont have enough money to buy a pair of shoes i hope to help my son thanks a lot and godbless

THANK YOU OHP and Ms. Annie♥️♥️♥️ From Philippines

Thanks to God to brought the OHP to the people.... To the people that need a help.... Hopefully one of those chosen to help is my son..... God bless you and more power

Muchas bendiciones a On His Path. Sigan adelante.

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Thursday June 10th, 2021
On His Path

$20.00 Fraud

It’s baseball season…and I love it! I love watching my boys and their teammates play. I love seeing them mature and improve in their skills and knowledge of the game. I can remember, not so long ago, seeing the boys picking dandelions in the outfield, chasing a butterfly, or sitting down, legs crossed, to draw a picture in the dirt only to miss tagging the kid running to the base. If you have a kid that has played baseball…you know exactly what I am talking about!
Now we are on to a new phase in baseball. I call it the “wooden- leg” phase. It’s the phase in life when my sheer purpose in existing is to feed the wooden leg that my two teenage boys have managed to grow! You know, the proverbial wooden leg that seems to hold all the food they manage to inhale but do not seem to gain an ounce of weight…only height. Yes, they have those legs now. And those wooden legs NEVER are full! So, now my routine is going down the checklist of things they need for the baseball game: gloves, uniforms, water, and a $20.00 bill (to help with the emergency cravings those wooden legs create).
Once or twice a year, there will be a warning from our local law enforcement that there are some counterfeit $20.00 bills that have been found locally. I am not sure if I have ever encountered one or if I have passed one on to my boys. I bet I wouldn’t even notice if I did receive one. In fact, I bet it is getting harder and harder to spot a counterfeit bill.
Why is it getting harder and harder to spot a counterfeit bill? It could be because the criminals are getting more and more advanced in their fraudulent practices, but I really don’t like giving a criminal more credit than they deserve. Perhaps… think about it for a moment…maybe it’s because we rely so much on our credit cards, debit cards, Venmo accounts, PayPal account, etc. to pay for services and products we buy. Therefore, we do not have much interaction with genuine good old-fashioned paper money. So, it could be that we really wouldn’t be able to spot the counterfeit bill if our life depended on it.
With this thought (that we have gotten away from authentic paper money) it prompts me to think that maybe..just maybe.. some of us have gotten away from getting fed by the word of God. We have come to rely on a certain author we follow, podcast we listen to, or preacher we tune into.

Don’t get me wrong, reading an author, listening to a podcast, or tuning into a preacher is not bad…in fact it can be complementary to the Word of God. The key word here is RELY. Are you relying on these avenues to have a relationship with God? Are you relying on these avenues to interpret the scripture for you? If so, you will be in danger of falling into the trap that Paul warns of in 2 Timothy 4:3.
“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions,”

When Paul uses the words “accumulate for themselves”, I envision our stacks and stacks of books on our book shelves or podcasts in our phones that are drenched with authors and speakers interpreting the Word of God.

So how do we determine if our archive of interpretations of God’s Word is True and Authentic? We actually need to read the word of God for ourselves. Here is the thing, the fraud specialist does not spend hours a day reading about how to determine if a $20.00 is authentic. They actually STUDY an AUTHENTIC $20.00 bill; feeling the weight and texture, looking at the markings in low light, testing how it reacts to water, holding it up to a light to reveal the hidden securities.
I would encourage you to pick up the Bible and read God’s word. You will then be SURE to know when you have been presented a counterfeit Gospel.
If you need help getting in the word of God, please message us. We would love to pray with you. His word is True…Transformational…Loving….Hopeful….and Everlasting.
-Annie Powell
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Saludos dede Costa Rica...veronica

Tuesday June 8th, 2021
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I am so thankful for MD Orthopaedics and their partnership with On His Path. Without their support, we would not be able to send out components that complement the donated shoes we receive. We receive donated boots every week, but very rarely do we receive the Ponseti Bar. To complete the bracing phase of the Ponseti Clubfoot Treatment patients need Boots AND Bars. With these 4 components, those in developing countries, can make a simple bar of metal into a bar to help with the bracing process in the Ponseti treatment of clubfoot.
We have begun a relationship with Veronica, a volunteer parent advocate from Costa Rica. Well…parent advocate is probably an understatement! A description for Veronica would probably be more like a super- hero- tribe- leader- relentless-champion -for -treatment- of- clubfoot- and -proud-promoter- of- The- Ponseti- Method; but you probably couldn’t put that all on one business card, could you?
Veronica got ahold of On His Path because her son, Royer is in the bracing phase and desperately needed help with getting shoes and braces for her little one. As all clubfoot mommas do; she also had a tribe of mommas that needed help due to the Covid-19 Pandemic and she could not go without advocating for them as well!
Praise the Lord for donors of these shoes! Praise the Lord for MD Orthopaedics! Praise the Lord for Veronica and her team of clubfoot parents that are refusing to settle for subpar clubfoot treatment. We are Praying for you!
“But as for you, brothers, do not grow weary of doing good.” 2 Thessalonians 3:13
This battle to eradicate untreated clubfoot is hard, but we are praying the whole way! We pray that God’s salvation, through Jesus Christ, can be glorified by the unwavering love and faith of those that are helping with this ministry.
If you would like to come alongside this ministry, please visit our website and donate to our clubfoot initiatives. 100% of your donation goes to treatment of clubfoot using the gold standard: Ponseti Method.
-Annie Powell
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Buenas ! De nuestra parte Santiago Serrano y su mamita ponseti les agradezco de corazón que sean parte de este proceso que llevan nuestros niños ,a Vero Castro Benavides por su esfuerzo y constancia x el bienestar de todo los niños pie bot lleven acabo su proceso de la manera correcta Miles de bendiciones y que Dios les devuelva 1000%

¡Buenas! De parte mía y mi bebé, Kami Cordero, agradecidas con todos ustedes, porque hacen que todas nosotras tengamos la esperanza de que nuestros niños lleven lo mejor, en estos procedimientos. Agradecida con Vero Castro Benavides que ha dado su tiempo y dedicación.❤ ¡Muchísimas gracias por todo, y que Dios los bendiga!

Muchas gracias ❣️ De parte de mi esposo y yo les agradecemos infinitamente por dar esperanza y un mejor futuro a todos nuestros pequeñitos ❣️☺️❣️ Y a Vero Castro Benavides por hacernos parte de esta gran familia de PIECITOS VALIENTES -PIE BOT COSTA RICA ❣️

Muchas gracias On His Path por esta bella bendición que nos hacen llegar mi bebé se llama Gael Guadamuz es uno de los niños beneficiarios, nuestra familia está sumamente agradecidos por esta bella bendición muchas gracias que Dios les repare el triple. Muchas gracias Vero Castro Benavides por luchar, peliar, por ser la bosera de los niños con pie de bot orgullosa de tu bella labor somos mamitas ponseti recuerda tu misión es apoyar a papitos con pie de bot. 💓👣👣

Mi hija también es una de las beneficiada, muy agradecida con Vero Castro Benavides y On His Path , Dios les continúe bendiciendo. Desde Costarica un fuerte Abrazo de parte De la Familia Soto Lopez. Nuestro Angel Valentina Soto.pie de bott 😇🤗

Mi familia y yo estamos más q agradecidos x ponernos ah Vero Castro Benavides un ángel en l vida d mi hijo en este proceso d pie bot, x todo el. Apoyo y xq cada día busca como ayudar ah nuestros niños, muchísimas gracias x el granito d arena en cada donación q Dios los bendiga siempre x esa hermosa labor d ayudarnos en el tratamiento ponseti!!!

Muchas gracias por esa gran bendición que nos hacen llegar mi guerrera se llama Gabriela Canales. Estamos muy agradecidos por que ella es una beneficiaria y así como yo y mi familia somos mu hos los padres que se corazón les estamos eternamente agradecidos Dios les bendiga enormemente Muchas gracias Vero Castro Benavides por luchar y ser la bosera nuestros niños con pie bot Dios te bendiga 😘 un fuerte abrazo 🤗 de mi familia

Mi familia y yo estamos muy agradecidos con este inmenso apoyo de Vero Castro Benavides ya que ella nos a ayudado en 2 años de tratamiento para mi hijo. Es una mujer digna de admirar con una capacidad única y un gran corazón mil gracias y bendiciones.

Un envio mas gracias On His Path por su apoyo

Desde un pequeño rincon de Costa Rica y con mucho amor nacio Piecitos valientes Hoy mundialmente conocido por el acompañamiento a familias de niños con pie bot, nuestra lucha es para que reciban un tratamiento correcto el metodo Ponseti como debe ser ..no contamos con ayuda de ningun lado.hasta que On His path nos a bendecido Con Afos para nuestros niños gracias DM ortopedic gracias Annie por ayudarnos eternamente agradecida con jesucristo por todo

Maryuri Zelaya Soto Maria María Fernanda Gómez Kali Madriz

Alvarez Jazmín Quiros Álvarez

Hola 👋😊 yo soy una de las bendecidas de la tribu de Vero. No tengo más que agradecerles primero a Vero xq desde el día 1 me ha enseñando sobre este hermoso mundo ponsetti, a amar el proceso de mi bebé, por ayudarme y guiarme cuando más lo necesitaba y a ustedes On Hid Path, por brindarnos esta oportunidad tan maravillosa, mi bebé será grandemente bendecido con los zapatos mágicos. Muchas muchas gracias ♥️👏👏👏👏👏👏

Alejandra Gonzales

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Diana Esquivel Denia Mora Danií Leitón Zully Chaves Karla González

Stacy Morales Fabiola CU

Yislena Marin , Migdaly Rodriguez E Shenoa Castro

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Thursday June 3rd, 2021
On His Path

FEET AND TOES
Have you noticed that feet and toes are such a big deal when you are a parent to a new baby? Seriously, the first thing people say after they have a child is that they counted 10 little fingers and 10 little toes.
I agree, feet and toes ARE a big deal. One of my favorite things about being a new mom was kissing my boys’ feet. I can remember bringing their sweet little feet up to my face and giving them kisses. In return, they would give me a giggle and a smile. So, I would do it again, knowing that my reward would again be a perfect giggle and a smile. (On a side note: Now that they are teenagers, I would not kiss their sweaty, stinky feet if you paid me to! Time changes everything!!!)
But I was reminded today, that this is not the reality of ALL parents that have children. Especially, parents of children with clubfoot. Feet and toes actually can bring anxiety, uncertainty, questioning, and heartache to a new parent of a child with clubfoot.
At On His Path, we want to continue to bring the hope of the Gospel to parents and children impacted by clubfoot. Again and again the scripture of John 9:9:1-3 comes to mind.
“As He(Jesus) passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. “
At On His Path, we strongly believe that with Trust in who Jesus is and faith in God our father, the works of God might be displayed in those that have clubfoot; so that others can be brought to belief of Jesus Christ as their Savior.
Here is a short story from a clubfoot momma that shows the encouragement of someone else’s healing. I have grown to love this momma, she is inspiring, and continues to persevere. She is always seeking God’s goodness.
“When Gaia was about 5 months old, she was in her first set of boots that were required for 23 hours per day. We live in a coastal town in Italy; so, beach life is the entire summer. Everyone, of all ages, swims nonstop in the water. I was so devastated that Gaia would not get to enjoy her toes in the sand for more than an hour a day. But we made that one hour really special!
One day, as I was sitting at a coffee bar, I noticed a father with his two -year -old son. The father was massaging and caressing his child’s feet incessantly with such joy, might I add. He repeatedly brushed his fingers over the tiny toes. This sweet scene made me sad, yet again, it was just a reminder of the reality I was in with Gaia…in her boots…23 hours a day. But something about the way the father continued to play with his son’s feet made me ask him why he so loved his baby's feet? He confessed that he was indeed really obsessed with the tiny feet of his son. This was because his older daughter had been born with two clubfeet. He recalled having to spend all days and nights massaging her feet for medical purposes. He now was able to massage his son’s feet just because he wanted to.
He said, 'She is seven now...there she is...' and he pointed to a lovely girl with long brown hair....RUNNING. He called her over, and of course, she ran up to me! I looked at her perfect feet while holding my own little baby that had her boots and bars on. At that moment, I KNEW that this scene was a blessing from God.”
Do you see that?!?! God loves us so much that He allows His mighty works to be displayed at a coffee bar! Praise Jesus. We would love for God’s goodness to be displayed all over the world. If you would like to come along the clubfoot ministry, please message us.
-Annie Powell
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Thursday June 3rd, 2021
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Muchas gracias Annie y todo este maravilloso equipo de trabajo

Thursday June 3rd, 2021
On His Path
Today we celebrate World Club Foot Day!  It’s a day that we celebrate the dedication that Dr. Ignacio Ponseti had to treating clubfoot without surgery. His story reminds me of Galatians 6:9.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we 
will reap, if we do not give up.

 When health care providers continued to say “no” to Dr. Ignacio Ponseti’s non-surgical treatment he continued to persevere. Today, his approach to treating clubfoot, is considered the Gold Standard.  It is sought out by parents and healthcare providers alike. 
 The founders of On His Path personally knew Dr. Ponseti and have seen the compassion he had towards eradicating untreated clubfoot without surgery. We know that there is a lot of work to be done to make this treatment available to the 200,000 children born each year with this treatable foot deformity. Because of this great task, God has put it on our hearts to put 100% of our efforts towards treatment of clubfoot using the Ponseti Method while sharing the Salvation of Jesus Christ.

Today we celebrate World Club Foot Day! It’s a day that we celebrate the dedication that Dr. Ignacio Ponseti had to treating clubfoot without surgery. His story reminds me of Galatians 6:9.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we
will reap, if we do not give up.

When health care providers continued to say “no” to Dr. Ignacio Ponseti’s non-surgical treatment he continued to persevere. Today, his approach to treating clubfoot, is considered the Gold Standard. It is sought out by parents and healthcare providers alike.
The founders of On His Path personally knew Dr. Ponseti and have seen the compassion he had towards eradicating untreated clubfoot without surgery. We know that there is a lot of work to be done to make this treatment available to the 200,000 children born each year with this treatable foot deformity. Because of this great task, God has put it on our hearts to put 100% of our efforts towards treatment of clubfoot using the Ponseti Method while sharing the Salvation of Jesus Christ.
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What a WONDERFUL program ❣

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Thursday May 27th, 2021
On His Path

Planting Careful Instructions
I have been trying my hand at landscaping. Each year, I am able to add more plants around my house. I have come to LOVE planning, planting, splitting, and rearranging my various flowers and plants. In fact, my newest endeavor is bringing some height to my landscaping. So, for Mother’s Day I got two beautiful Korean Lilac tress. My biggest reward is to see them in full bloom!
Mother’s Day was very windy and rainy this year. We had just planted my trees. When I peered out the window, I could see my trees leaning waaaay to the right whenever the wind blew. They would kind of bounce back into an upright position when the wind stopped, but then would quickly lean to the right when the wind picked up.
I knew, since these trees had just been planted the day before, that they were not even close to being established. They were no match against the wind. My husband was able to go out, examine the trees and then but braces up to help the trees stay upright.
Although I wouldn’t say I have a green thumb, I would say that I have learned to care for plants much better then when I was younger. I use to get a plant, dig a hole, plant the plant, and walk away. I would get discouraged because the plants that I had were not surviving. I really thought that I had a black thumb.
What I found, was that I really did not have a black thumb and my success in planting had nothing to do with me being older now. Rather, it had to do with the teaching that I got in planting.
I can remember that my aunt came over to our house, she had two sacks FULL of plants from her garden. She explained which each plant was, showed me a good place to plant them, showed me how to loosen the root ball, dig the hole, how to crumble the dirt finely around the roots, how to get the air pockets away from the roots and water the plant; so its root system acclimated to the new environment. She was right next to me; side by side when I was planting.
Every time I plant a new part of my landscaping, I think of each and every step that my aunt showed me. I love shaking the extra dirt off the root ball, loosening it, spreading the roots out in the hole, and carefully covering the root system up. I love watering the new plant and stomping out the air pockets.
This reminds me of Colossians 2:6-7:
“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
The author of Colossians (whether it is Paul or Timothy I do not know) uses language that I can relate to gardening. The author gives a command to walk in him(Jesus); follow his(Jesus) teachings. Drawing all your knowledge and worldview from Jesus. I really can’t help to see that it points towards mentorship. Just as my aunt mentored me in planting.
So if you want beautiful, healthy, plants and flowers you would not just dig a hole, plant the plant and walk away, just as you would not do that with your faith in Christ. No, you need someone to come along side you and help you become established, water every day, stomp out the air pockets, shake the dirt from your root ball, and encourage you to grow your root system strong so it can hold up on its own when a windy storm like Mother’s Day comes.
So, my question to you is do you have a spiritual mentor? Are you mentoring someone else? If not, I would challenge you to seek someone out to be your mentor and to mentor someone else. Someone you can walk side by side with. Your reward will be beautiful blooms of spiritual fruit! If you need prayer, please message us.
-Annie Powell
On His Path
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Tuesday May 18th, 2021
On His Path

Sinking Sand

I would not have believed it, if I hadn’t seen it with my own two eyes. My husband and I stood in disbelief, gazing out of a large double pane window; the kind of window that goes from floor to ceiling and one end of the room to other. Straight out in front of us was the beautiful view of the mighty Mississippi River(that is the whole purpose of the these large picture windows throughout the house). It was raining out, but we could clearly see all away across the river.
It’s calming to watch the water go by and the occasional traffic of a tugboat and barge. But when we looked down, we could see where the earth had given way from the foundation of the house. There was a 24 foot drop where there use to be a yard. Apparently, this once stunning and admired house has now begun to slide off the cliff it once was securely built on. Yes, that is right, slide off the cliff!
This home and the people that lived in the home have made a significant impact in my life. The couple that lived there were my parents’ best friends. So, our families grew up together. The two couples (including my parents) have since passed away…we lost one after another over a four-year period. As you can imagine, standing there, looking at this large hole had an impact on me for many reasons.
When you buy a house, there is often the promise of a nest egg or security for future generations. That is what the hope was when this house was bought. It would provide some security for the family. But looking at that hole, I saw nothing…no nest egg…no assurance…nothing.
When I think of Matthew 7:24-27, where Jesus talks about building your house on a rock versus sand, I envision one single storm coming and it wiping the house out.
24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”
But that is not what happened with this house my husband and I were standing in. It took years for the house to get to the point that it is at now. It was a slow drip from underneath the ground that chipped away at the security of the earth. No one even noticed the condition of the house. That was until they were getting ready to put it on the market to be sold. Then a housing inspector came and discovered a large cavernous hole. I believe it was described as a 24 foot drop with a 9 foot cavern under the earth.
Just as this house did not have concerns until the housing inspector came, many doctrines we can follow don’t seem to be concerning until we hold them up to scripture. Paul pleads time after time: to follow the pattern of sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus -2 Timothy 1:13. You can see how he weeds through false teachings in the book of Galatians. It is noteworthy, to point out, these teachings were not coming from the world, but INSIDE the church. That is right, these false teachings were coming from leaders of churches. So, I implore to you today, just as the apostle John did in 1 John 4:1
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Test everything people say, hold it up to scripture. The shifting of the sand can take time to impact someone, it can look like you are built up on the secure Rock. But once you inspect it, you might find its not on rock at all.
Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified…notice there is nothing added to this; no works and then salvation, no water baptism and then salvation, no rules to follow and then salvation…just belief of who Jesus Christ is and what him being crucified meant for our Salvation.
So, I ask you today are you sure that your foundation is solid? Do you have a secure future because of Jesus? If you need prayer or would like to further discuss the assurance of eternal life with God please message us.
-Annie Powell
On His Path
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Love your beautiful Bible lessons Miss Annie

Yep making sure our foundations are strong and season proof!!!! Thank you for this story and scriptures!!!

Truth, good solid Truth

Thursday May 13th, 2021
On His Path
I have a riddle for you: What does 3-time Superbowl champion Troy Aikman, Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and these three cuties have in common?
They were all born with clubfoot! That is right, Troy Aikman and Kristi Yamaguchi were born with clubfoot. They were able to get early treatment and went on to successful careers in professional athletics.
These little girls that were born in El Salvador are being treated in our On His Path clubfoot clinic at San Juan de Dios Hospital in Santa Ana.
The referrals for these girls came in this week and they are needing sponsorships.  Sponsoring a child is $25.00 per month. Treatment lasts 3 to 4 years.  Your sponsorship fee goes to providing the casting, doctor visits, tenotomy, bracing, equipment, transportation (if needed) and counselors that share the gospel with the family. 
Clubfoot occurs in every single country, including the United States.  In fact, 1 child out of every 1000 births is born with clubfoot.  Clubfoot occurs during the 19-20 week of gestation. It is when the Achilles tendon is shorter than normal and causes the foot to curl in and point up. If left untreated, the child will have difficulty walking and can face a lifetime of disabilities. 
Thankfully there is the Ponseti method to treat clubfoot! This method is 99% effective, minimally invasive, and affordable. In fact, the clubfoot can be completely corrected in just 4 to 6 weeks.  The child then goes into the bracing phase for up to 4 years. It’s the same concept of having braces on your teeth. This treatment can lead to a significant improvement in the quality of life for both the child and the family.
Every single clubfoot clinic in El Salvador is using the Ponseti method. EVERY SINGLE clinic is 100% sponsored by On His Path and its donors. Can you imagine? Little old southeast Iowa is making an impact in Central America.  
If you would like to sponsor one of these children, please sign up under our donate tab at www.onhispath.org 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting clubfoot. Who knows, you might just be sponsoring the next great professional athlete!  If you have questions, please contact me at annie@onhispath.org

I have a riddle for you: What does 3-time Superbowl champion Troy Aikman, Olympic champion Kristi Yamaguchi and these three cuties have in common?
They were all born with clubfoot! That is right, Troy Aikman and Kristi Yamaguchi were born with clubfoot. They were able to get early treatment and went on to successful careers in professional athletics.
These little girls that were born in El Salvador are being treated in our On His Path clubfoot clinic at San Juan de Dios Hospital in Santa Ana.
The referrals for these girls came in this week and they are needing sponsorships. Sponsoring a child is $25.00 per month. Treatment lasts 3 to 4 years. Your sponsorship fee goes to providing the casting, doctor visits, tenotomy, bracing, equipment, transportation (if needed) and counselors that share the gospel with the family.
Clubfoot occurs in every single country, including the United States. In fact, 1 child out of every 1000 births is born with clubfoot. Clubfoot occurs during the 19-20 week of gestation. It is when the Achilles tendon is shorter than normal and causes the foot to curl in and point up. If left untreated, the child will have difficulty walking and can face a lifetime of disabilities.
Thankfully there is the Ponseti method to treat clubfoot! This method is 99% effective, minimally invasive, and affordable. In fact, the clubfoot can be completely corrected in just 4 to 6 weeks. The child then goes into the bracing phase for up to 4 years. It’s the same concept of having braces on your teeth. This treatment can lead to a significant improvement in the quality of life for both the child and the family.
Every single clubfoot clinic in El Salvador is using the Ponseti method. EVERY SINGLE clinic is 100% sponsored by On His Path and its donors. Can you imagine? Little old southeast Iowa is making an impact in Central America.
If you would like to sponsor one of these children, please sign up under our donate tab at www.onhispath.org 100% of your donation goes directly to supporting clubfoot. Who knows, you might just be sponsoring the next great professional athlete! If you have questions, please contact me at annie@onhispath.org
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Hermana Anni Dios bendiga su gran labor con el projimo.Hermana yo le envie un correo pidiendole ayuda para mi hija de 5 meses que nacio con pie equino varo bilateral solicitando la donacion de los zapatitos para que continue su tratamiento espero con gran gratitud su respuesta.

Tuesday May 11th, 2021
On His Path

Clubfoot Mommas:
I have such an admiration for moms of children with clubfoot. I can not even begin to describe the dedication, perseverance, and love that a clubfoot mom shows; not only to her child, but the community of other children and moms of clubfoot. I see your diligence to follow the Ponseti Method, your adaptability in your day to day life for things that I took for granted when I had babies. I bet you wish you could simply put your child in a car seat without having to over think it, use the footy pajamas you got at your baby shower, nurse without getting wacked with a bar, or change a diaper quickly.
As a mom, I love the following scripture:
“But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.” Luke 2:19

I can just imagine, after she gave birth to Jesus and heard from others that He was the King they have been waiting for she held those words close and deep in her heart. She had to hold those deep and close to her heart because I am sure she had doubt. She probably doubted that she was fit to be the mother of the King.

Days will be hard for you, I bet some nights will be harder. I am not a clubfoot mom, so I am not going to pretend to understand. I cannot imagine what it would be like to be a clubfoot mom..with all the questions and uncertainty. Yet, I wanted to give you these scriptures to encourage you; they are ones treasured up in my heart and I pray that they are a blessing to you:

It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”- Deuteronomy 3:18

Do you hear that? God has this journey! He is going before you on this journey. Because of this you do not have to fear. He will be with you and will never leave you.
And
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. -Philippians 4:8
Treasure up those times that God shows up. Treasure up your community, the perseverance that your child has, the encouragement you get from other mommas..the first time your child stands up with his or hers boots and bars on. The first night they sleep through the night. When you finally get the trick down to change a diaper and can pass that along to another mom. Treasure those things up so that you can get through the tough times.

At On His Path, please know we are praying for you. If you need encouragement on this journey, please message us. We would love to pray with you.

-Annie Powell
On His Path
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This is a great ministry and one need that is so overlooked! I remember when my twins first were fitted with braces, John was the one who came up to the U and fitted them. He was just starting out from his garage and he was so passionate about this mission. I'm glad God has used him to do great things!!!

Thank you Annie and On His Path for an amazing ministry in helping to those in need. I am a club foot mama to a son who is now a teenager and doing great thanks to the amazing treatment received by Dr Ponseti, Dr Morcuende, and the support and quality of the braces and bars received by MD Orthopedics. Those early years were very tough, long and hard - thank you for offering words of encouragement and prayers to new clubfoot moms. I hope they find this page 🙏🏼🥰 On His Path is an amazing organization! Thank you! I recently found a set of gently used bars and boots - are you accepting donations?

Thank you Annie I hope you will continue giving boots & bars to those in need On His Path 😊🙏 stay safe & God bless

Praise God

Wednesday May 5th, 2021
On His Path
India Update

Have you heard how bad the pandemic is in India? It is true. It is bad. We are hearing the desperation of our ministry partners.  That is why we sent our greatest need fund to India in the month of May. The ministry we support has a medical hospital. They are in desperate need for medical supplies to help treat the Covid-19 patients. 
Lets all be reminded of the Truth in Psalm 34:17
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.”  
Let’s pray for our brothers and sisters in India. Lord, we raise up our brothers and sisters in India. We ask for your Mercy and Grace on them. We desire that your will be done so that they can see that you are the True God.  We ask that you use this pandemic for your Glory and that many souls can be saved because of your great work.  Lord, show your face to India.  Lord, show your great love to India.  We pray for the grieving families, that they are given your Peace and your protection. We pray for the medical staff, that they can see you and that they will be strengthen by you. We pray for the pastors and missionaries that are doing your work, may they be protected and strengthened by you.  We pray for the India government; that they will be wise in the resources given and that they will have softened hearts to you. We thank you for sending your son to reconcile us back to you. We know that we would not be able to freely come to you without the sacrifice of your precious son Jesus. We pray all this for your Glory. Amen.
If you would like to help, please visit our website at www.onhispath.org to donate. Please indicate covid-19 relief and we will send your donation to India. As always 100% of your donation goes directly to those in need. Come with us!

India Update

Have you heard how bad the pandemic is in India? It is true. It is bad. We are hearing the desperation of our ministry partners. That is why we sent our greatest need fund to India in the month of May. The ministry we support has a medical hospital. They are in desperate need for medical supplies to help treat the Covid-19 patients.
Lets all be reminded of the Truth in Psalm 34:17
“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles.”
Let’s pray for our brothers and sisters in India. Lord, we raise up our brothers and sisters in India. We ask for your Mercy and Grace on them. We desire that your will be done so that they can see that you are the True God. We ask that you use this pandemic for your Glory and that many souls can be saved because of your great work. Lord, show your face to India. Lord, show your great love to India. We pray for the grieving families, that they are given your Peace and your protection. We pray for the medical staff, that they can see you and that they will be strengthen by you. We pray for the pastors and missionaries that are doing your work, may they be protected and strengthened by you. We pray for the India government; that they will be wise in the resources given and that they will have softened hearts to you. We thank you for sending your son to reconcile us back to you. We know that we would not be able to freely come to you without the sacrifice of your precious son Jesus. We pray all this for your Glory. Amen.
If you would like to help, please visit our website at www.onhispath.org to donate. Please indicate covid-19 relief and we will send your donation to India. As always 100% of your donation goes directly to those in need. Come with us!
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Thank you so much On his Path. I am keeping the people of India in my prayers 🙏

Tuesday May 4th, 2021
On His Path

What happens if you ask for help and its no help at all?
I can remember a couple of years ago, my twin sons and their friend were playing ball in the basement. They know not to rough house in the basement. Because of this, years ago they invented a game called “puppy football”. They made this game up to get around the rules of “no rough housing” and “no throwing balls in the house”. They have even adapted the game for baseball. They essentially are running on their knees on the carpet and using a souvenir bat and a ball made of aluminum foil. I love it! They are totally my children…always looking for a loophole.
I believe that they were playing “puppy baseball” that day. I was up in the kitchen, when their friend came to me and said his toe hurt.
A quick assessment: He wasn’t crying, they were not rough housing, and there was no blood. So what did I do? I put a small..pink..Band-Aid on his toe…and sent him on his way! If you have a little child, you know Band-Aids ALWAYS help! They played until his mom picked him up. I mentioned the incident to her, but it was just in passing.
The next day, I get a picture of this little boy sitting in an EXAMINATION chair at a DOCTOR’s office and the caption said:” he broke his toe, waiting to see if he will need surgery”.
What in the world?!?! Surgery?!?! How did we get to this place?!?!
Throughout the book of Proverbs there are contrasts between seeking counsel from the Wise and the fool. Who are the wise? Who are the fools? The wise are not scholars with PhD written behind their names, rather they follow the instruction of God. The fools are not drop outs of high school, rather they are those who despise the instruction of God. The wise can actually be a high school dropout and the fool can actually have a PhD.
“And now, O sons, listen to me:
blessed are those who keep my ways.
Hear instruction and be wise,
and do not neglect it.
Blessed is the one who listens to me,
watching daily at my gates,
waiting beside my doors.
For whoever finds me finds life
and obtains favor from the LORD,
but he who fails to find me injures himself;
all who hate me love death.”-Proverbs 8:32-36
The tongue of the wise commends knowledge,
but the mouths of fools pour out folly. -Proverbs 15:2
The danger in just following anyone is that the fool ACTUALLY THINKS that they are giving good advice. Just as I thought I was giving good care to the little boy’s toe. A fool will never discourage you from following them. Proverbs 12:15 points this out: “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice”.
I would encourage you to see where you are getting your advice from. Are they people of wisdom (those who follow the instruction of our Lord) or are they people that are foolish (those that follow the world)? Those that follow the instruction of our Lord and those that follow the instruction of the world have two distinct outcomes. One is blessed and wise and the other is said to love death.
When you are seeking advice, ask yourself: are you getting a pink Band-Aid when you really need a doctor? Are you getting True help when you need it? I would challenge you and say if you are getting advice from a non-believer, you are settling for a Pink Band-Aid.
Proverbs 13:20 says: Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.
If you need prayer or would like more information on how-to walk-in Wisdom, please message us.
-Annie Powell
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