Special Needs VBS
This precious boy is Aaron! He has a smile that will light up a room and is just so sweet! I can not tell you how my heart almost burst when we came out of our worship time one night and he looked at me and said, "Fun!" His communication is limited because of his disability, but his smile says it all! Oh, I just love him and we looked forward to seeing Aaron every night!
This is D'Kali and she is also just precious! They said that she would never walk, but bless her little heart, she walked right into VBS each night and did such a great job. She participated in the Bible stories, did the crafts and enjoyed the worship time! Her grandmother, Wanda, helps in our classroom and she is such a blessing to us!
One awesome thing that has happened since VBS is that I had the opportunity to take D'Kali to worship on Sunday morning! She also has a limited vocabulary, but when they began to pray she bowed her head and closed her eyes and folded her hands, and when they were done she said, "Amen." Oh, my goodness... your heart will just melt.
My last photo is of Paul. He is not exactly a kid, but he is very much a kid at heart! His sister, Sarah, also works in our class and she brings Paul to church each week. Paul is a HOOT! He is always asking us what we ate, when we went to bed and got up and what's next! He's big into a schedule!
Paul knows quite a bit about the Bible and always participated in our Bible lessons. He also wanted to do ALL of the crafts! He loves to color, make things and is just all around a great guy. He is always making me laugh and says the funniest things. Everyone loves Paul!
Because our ministry is growing and I have much that I want to share, I am starting a new blog! It's called Amazing Kids.... Amazing Grace! You can find it at www.amazingkidsamazinggrace.blogspot.com and on that blog I will have therapy tips, news about special needs ministry and more. Please pass the word along if you know of someone with a child with a disability or if you are interested in starting a special needs ministry at your church. I want to share all that the Lord is doing and bring Him glory through our ministry and through this blog!
Next we are looking at doing a Wheelchair Wash as a community service project! I will have to let you know how that turns out!! What an opportunity to tell our community about Jesus and about our ministry as it grows!
God has a plan and a role for each of His children. To see these kids come in each night and hear the word of God, and some of them leave knowing a new Bible verse, just makes me realize more and more what a responsibility we have as the church to bring those with special needs along side us! God can use each one of the ABILITIES that they have to bring glory to His name! I am so excited to see Him at work!!