This has been a very busy season for our ministry. We eagerly anticipate our leadership training event next month, we are releasing an updated resource: Everybody Belongs, Serving Together. We are planning for a brand new disability advocacy training for young adults! While there has been a significant amount of work that has been poured into these projects, it is your ongoing support and encouragement that continues to provide us with the momentum needed to continue!
As we look forward to all the upcoming events and new resources that we will be sharing with you, Disability Concerns Ministry staff want to pause and offer our gratitude.
- The events that we are hosting are bringing together a number of speakers and participants that are gifting us with their creativity and their passion. Thank you to all of you!
- Everybody Belongs, Serving Together features voices of people with disabilities and was made possible by a relentless team of supporters who worked tirelessly as this project grew tenfold from its original concept. Thank you to all of you who contributed and worked behind the scenes!
Looking at all our work lately, it is very clear that it has been possible to dream and create within our ministry because of a significant number of people that come alongside us to further the work of Disability Concerns. It is with deep gratitude we thank you for your work!
Yet, in the midst of great sadness and loss, our ministry has watched with full hearts as our advocates have worked to mitigate the ongoing challenges our elderly population has been up against. Disability Concerns is incredibly thankful for our network of advocates. Throughout the pandemic as we connected with our volunteers, consistently we heard that the role of an advocate has shifted well outside of the church building to supporting those living in isolation. This was a year of phone calls, window visits and working with churches to ensure seniors were being connected to online services whenever possible. Advocacy looked much different this year than it has in other years.
To our valued volunteers - thank you! You have been the example of Christ to others throughout this challenging time.
—Becky Jones, Editor