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Joel Wegener from Loveland, Ohio wanted to teach his two adult children, who have Down Syndrome, basic life skills. So, he bought a used ice cream truck, and with it, is making a sweet difference in the lives of his children and other families in their community.

“Our family just wants it to be a means where Christ is lifted up…”

Wegener runs the ‘Special Neat Treats’ ice cream truck with his kids. He says working side-by-side with them has been a big blessing. “My goal and my passion is to allow my two children to gain some social skills, interacting with people, learning a little bit about money and finance.” He says having the ice cream truck has given his children a chance to watch him interact with different people, and a chance for them to interact with others.

But his intentions go deeper. The ‘Special Neat Treats’ ice cream truck has not only brought his family closer together but has given them a unique way to glorify Jesus!

“We want to be a lighthouse. We want people to see Christ in the way that we handle this whole endeavor. Our family just wants it to be a means where Christ is lifted upeven in an ice cream truck in some way.”

Listen to full interview below:

Joel and Josh Wegener
[Photo Credit: Sarah Susan] Special Neat Treats Ice Cream Truck
Child approaches window of Special Neat Treats Ice Cream Truck
[Photo Credit: Special Neat Team] Special Neat Treats Ice Cream Truck
Couple that just got engaged enjoys an ice cream treat from Special Neat Treats Ice Cream Truck
[Photo Credit: Special Neat Team] Special Neat Treats Ice Cream Truck