Friday Contest 4/5/13

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Comment on this blog post with a short testimony of how you have seen God’s good design through disability in your church. Or, suggest a meaningful way in which churches can better minister to families with special needs. We will select 3 entries to receive Krista Horning’s inspiring book, Just the Way I am: God’s Good Design in Disability.

Send in your entries by Wednesday, April 10. We will announce the winners on April 15.

  • Topic: Comment on this blog post with a short testimony of how you have seen God’s good design through disability in your church, or suggest a way churches can better minister to families with special needs.
  • Deadline: Wednesday April 10th, at 11:59pm
  • Prize: One of three copies of Krista Horning’s book, Just the Way I am: God’s Good Design in Disability.
  • Winners will be announced on Monday, April 15th.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear Krista share her testimony at our National Conference in Minneapolis on May 2-4th, and consider attending these seminars: God and His Creation: His Holiness and Splendor Displayed in Disability and Loving like Jesus: Children with Special Needs in the Classroom. See the complete seminar list for more information.

Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

4 Responses to “Friday Contest 4/5/13”

  1. Ben Pennington April 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm #

    I have seen the incredible work of a man in our church who is much slower mentally, but his heart is so in line with loving Jesus. His acts of kinds, his involvement in helping the kids at VBS, his willingness to volunteer in so many areas, his eagerness to make it to Wednesday night Bible study, etc.; he is a huge inspiration to others.

  2. Kimberly April 7, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    There’s a young man in our church family who, because of prenatal complications, has some learning disabilities and speech difficulties. His heart for God, though, seems so much purer than many others. He has a love for Christ that was shown in his participating in two international missions trips. His passion for worship is demonstrated in his singing in our choir. He has a pure devotion to God, a raw and humble vulnerability, and a soft heart ready and willing to get any wrongs right. His witness is impactful to all with whom he interacts.

  3. Alice H April 8, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    We are a very small church. Since two separate young people with autism began attending a short while ago, I have often wondered how we would be able to meet their needs. But time and again, I have been struck with the intense privilege we have to love on these two through our acceptance of their own unique wirings. I have been impressed with everyone’s willingness to accept them into our family and the families have been blessed by our desire to support their children.

  4. Kendra April 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

    Since embarking on our own journey with an autistic child, we have been struck with two prevalent realities. In every waiting room we see families struggling in sadness and despair of the challenges they face, without hope of a God who is there, who exists, who has purpose in His design. Secondly, we encounter persistent, unrelenting narcissism within ‘support groups’ that encourage the right to mourn for a child parents thought they ought to have, of a life they think they deserved to have, of goodness indebted to them as they imagined. Proverbs 11:25 – “A generous man will prosper. He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” We need church ministry to exhort and encourage the call to serve others in our similar situations, to entrust ourselves to our Creator, and to joyfully find peace in remembering how He knows our daily needs.

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