Question:

Recently one of our elderly lady members had such chronic pain that she could barely move.Her health is deteriorating rapidly. She does not drive; one of our members has to pick her up when she feels well enough to attend worship services.They had a difficult time transporting her out to the car.

One of the men suggested that the church purchase an inexpensive wheel chair to use if and when it happens again or to one of the other members since we have several elderly with failing health.

Does the churchhave scriptural authorization to make this purchase?


Answer:

I can't think of a reason why it would be wrong. It would be similar to a church purchasing a braille song book for a blind member.

If you have strong objectors, suggest that some pool their money to buy the wheelchair and then donate it to the church.