Sunday schools and other programs are starting up again at Bethlehem in a couple of weeks, which means volunteers are being recruited and trained for all that’s happening. Brenda Fischer, our disability ministry coordinator, and her site leaders are working with more than 50 volunteers (so far)!
Most are working with individual children as one-to-one aides. The disabilities range from severe physical disabilities to emotional/behavioral disorders with pretty extreme behaviors associated with them. Not every child with a disability needs an aide, of course. The total population of children with disabilities is growing.
It is an exciting time of year, full of hope and excitement about the new year. It is also full of anxieties and problems and opportunities to disappoint.
The answer – God! No matter the size or scope of any ministry, from serving a single child with disabilities to coordinating hundreds of volunteers (there are some ministries that large!), we all need God’s help. Let’s pray for each other and see what God might be pleased to do, for his glory and for our good.