After some Bible reading, prayer, and worship a dear lady in our church, Coni Walters, shared. Coni contracted polio when she was 4 years old from a vaccine. Her story is so inspiring and it's amazing to see all that she does in our church. She connected so well with our kids. One thing she said that I just loved was that "We can put all of the handicapped access ramps up in buildings and make bathrooms handicapped accessable, but if we're unwilling to come beside those with mental and physical handicaps and just befriend them and be Jesus to them, none of that makes a difference." She did an amazing job of sharing. We also had the opportunity to promote our ministry of Through the Roof ... something we do on Sunday mornings for kids with special needs. We give kids a "buddy" that walks with them throughout the morning. They go to class with them, partner with them, and just provide the extra attention that a child with special needs may need.
Next Week: Off because of spring break but taking a group of teenagers to Chicago to do some service work. We're also taking two groups of kids to a local homeless shelter to serve lunch. Should be a great week.