Please pray for the Children Desiring God Conference, which is coming up March 10-12.
So much of what we love about Bethlehem has been related to the children and family ministries; our disability ministry is overseen by Family Discipleship. We know that churches that take this responsibility to the next generations seriously are frequently open to the needs of families dealing with disability.
Their theme this year is “Holding Fast to the Word of Truth” and includes plenary sessions by Pastor John, Pastor David, and Pastor Kempton from Bethlehem and Dr. Russell Moore from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
I’ve heard every one of these men say important things about God and disability. This conference isn’t about that issue, but I’m still excited to hear them!
Please also pray for the staff of Children Desiring God. Nearly every member has been hit with something that has laid them low or slowed them down physically, including their Executive Director who needed emergency surgery last week and will be weeks in recovery. Through it all I’ve seen them encourage each other to remember that God will provide all that they need and they serve in the strength that God provides.
This year, Brenda Fischer and I will again be leading seminars related to disability and the sovereignty of God. For the first time, there will also be a table dedicated to disability ministry. Please pray for us as we make our final preparations for this conference.
And related to the theme of the conference, Children Desiring God has released a tool to help with Bible memorization: FighterVerses.com. The verse this week is absolutely relevant to those of us dealing with disability:
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? Psalm 56:3-4
Thank you for praying!