Monthly Feature

I Want to Go to Church

I Want to Go to Church

January 6th 2017 @ 10:45 AM

Early in 2016, something happened in Sarah’s life that inspired many people on the ABLE Ministry UPCI Facebook page. Her mom tells the following story:

This picture captured a beautiful moment in God’s presence. Sarah was at the emergency room until 4:00 am with respiratory issues, an accelerated heart rate, and a fever. The entire time she was at the hospital, she kept giving the sign for church. …Read More +

Sarah's Journey

Sarah's Journey

December 21st 2016 @ 9:20 AM

by Julie Bowden

Sarah's journey began on September 11, 1997. She was a full-term baby, born naturally with no complications. She has two wonderful, attentive, and very protective big brothers, and a close and wonderful network of family and friends who help every day.

When she was almost two months old, we noticed she didn't have the control and body strength she should. After countless tests, she was …Read More +

Never Stop Praying

December 21st 2016 @ 9:15 AM

I grew up in the church with a brother with cerebral palsy. He had a lot of difficulty speaking clearly and he had an annoying personality trait of having to tell every single detail of his story. He was incapable of “cutting to the chase.” (Understand that a sentence may take a full minute or longer to complete.) Many people incorrectly assumed he had an intellectual disability. His greatest …Read More +

Healed or Not Healed

December 21st 2016 @ 9:10 AM

There are times when God doesn’t heal. There are people who will only be healed when they are in Heaven. I am reminded of that as I sit in church and listen to a family praising God for healing their child of autism. They were getting ready to go on an AIM (Associates in Missions) trip and their child was diagnosed with autism. “We can’t imagine taking him overseas …Read More +

A Service Especially for Individuals with Special Needs

A Service Especially for Individuals with Special Needs

October 31st 2016 @ 10:45 AM

Excitement filled the air as I readied my three boys for church on Saturday. The service was scheduled at noon so we were able to plan and prepare all morning. It was the usual routine of questions, lost shoes, and rushing about, except this time there was something missing. The usual pleading, praying, even begging God to help my children be good in church was gone. Also missing was …Read More +

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