And God certainly prepared us. After reading Jennie Allen’s Anything, my eyes were opened to all the “good works” there at Camp. Every one of these volunteers must have prayed like Jennie: “God, I’ll do anything”! And there they were, doing anything.
One mom spoke my heart with her incredible words:
“You feel so ooey gooey inside because God is so thick here”.
Yes, God is thick here in the hearts of those serving. The volunteers are serving 1:1 with children and adults with disabilities. They are serving the siblings who need to feel special and know they are not alone. They are serving the parents giving them much-needed rest. Moms of special needs children are serving fellow moms in bible study time.
“We were watching so many people around us
go from consumers to full-on missionaries
without changing professions or addresses.
For some, their callings were to change those things.
But for others it was to notice the need
right in front of them”
– Jennie Allen, Anything
There is a need right in front of you. Please consider reaching out to those in your community affected by disabilities. God has prepared you.
**if you are in Texas, the local chapter of Joni & Friends is hosting 3 retreats in Navasota and they are recruiting volunteers now. Also, they provide training for churches with (or needing) special needs ministries. Be sure to check out their site, or your own church, for volunteer opportunities.
Now it’s your turn: How will you allow Him to do the “good works” through you?