Stories of God at work in ministries with people with intellectual disabilities are a great source of encouragement for people involved in these ministries. These stories also provide inspiration to congregations and individuals considering connecting with Connection Ministries. Many of our volunteers have a great deal of experience, some involved for 25 years or more. Their stories and experiences are a valuable resource as Connection Ministries equips other congregations and volunteers to minister with friends with disabilities.
Everyone likes good news! We get excited when we hear about the birth of a baby, or a friend getting married. Can you imagine the shepherd’s excitement as described in the Gospel of Luke when the angel said; “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause...read more
This year, we have included a picture of an angel in the Connection Ministries Christmas appeal letter. However, this is no ordinary angel! The angel is made up of thousands of pictures that show our adult friends with disabilities, volunteers, and families involved...read more
And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” Romans 10:15 How many of us have drawn closer to God because someone shared their faith story with us? I certainly have! The word “Go” in the...read more
“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”...read more
Before Easter we wrote about two families with sons with intellectual disabilities whose family members were turned away from their churches. Unfortunately, this is a frequent story. This past Sunday I met with members of a congregation actively engaged in the...read more
You may be the person God will use to bring someone hope in Jesus Christ… Cathy and James (names changed) met at a Friendship Bible class several years ago. James lived in a group home for adults with intellectual disabilities for about 20 years. He kept to himself,...read more
This past month we shared a story of conversations with two mothers with sons who have intellectual disabilities who were turned away by their congregations. These congregations do not yet understand the blessing that can come when they include members with...read more