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September 20th 2017 @ 11:20 AM

I am in awe of the work the Lord is doing among us. It is truly humbling to see the need for awareness, acceptance, and support in the lives of those affected by disability. 

New families have joined our Facebook community and subscribed to our newsletter. ABLE Ministry has been represented in several districts, including Connecticut, Missouri, and Minnesota District …Read More +

Welcome to Our Newsletter!

October 31st 2016 @ 10:40 AM

We welcome people from General Conference and the Indiana District to our newsletter! The word is spreading: There is a program of the UPCI Ladies Ministries that ministers to individuals and families affected by disability.

ABLE Ministry UPCI has been busy since the last newsletter! Denise Wynn, ABLE’s director, and Everett Gossard, book editor for Pentecostal Publishing House, presented a seminar at General Conference: “Starting a Disability Ministry: …Read More +

Disability Does Not Surprise God

October 3rd 2016 @ 10:10 AM

Everything God does, He does intentionally. Disability does not surprise God. He told Moses, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord?” (Exodus 4:11, NKJV).

I once saw a man who was blind, deaf, and mute receive the Holy Ghost. While we prayed with him, an interpreter was signing into the palm of his …Read More +

All God's Wonderful People - Give the Gift of Facebook

August 19th 2016 @ 9:35 AM

We recently attended a Fragile X conference. Fragile X Syndrome is what my son has. Like autism, it can cause a person to have difficulty communicating with people, as well as a diagnosis of intellectual disability. Often the parents and grandparents of these individuals may be genetically predisposed to having social anxiety, and some of them may also have a tremor disorder similar to Parkinson’s. Despite these challenges, families …Read More +

Feeling Overwhelmed

June 7th 2016 @ 7:05 PM

Sensory issues can arise for caregivers as well as those affected by disabilities. Feeling overwhelmed is a common, familiar emotion to most of us. I too have felt like running, hiding, screaming, and hitting. Providing care for a person with high needs demands our focus, energy, and attention to detail—all of which are difficult to accomplish when sleep deprived and stressed. 

So, we too can avoid and/or seek sensory …Read More +

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