Thursday, July 23, 2009

LifeWay conference highlights special needs ministry

LifeWay conference highlights special needs ministry:

"The unreserved enthusiasm continued as class members answered Bible lesson questions during Special Friends Vacation Bible School, part of the special needs ministry track offered at LifeWay Ridgecrest Conference Center during LifeWay’s The Power of the Connected Sunday School Conference (aka Sunday School Week) July 10-13.

'Have any of you ever shared Jesus with anyone?' asked teacher Jo Ann Banks.

'Yes!' replied adult learners who had disabilities ranging from intellectual disabilities to autism to genetic disorders.

'He died on the cross for our sins – so we could have eternal life,' said Rob Powell in his strong, outgoing, matter-of-fact voice. Powell, 39, has Williams syndrome."

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