Courage is the strength or choice to begin a change. Determination is the persistence to continue that change.
It takes inestimable and determination for a physically disadvantaged person to face the competition and pace of the able bodied world. Most of which either ignores or undermines his or her needs and limitations.
People like me who have unseen disabilities have even a tougher time. We don 't receive the support we deserve just because our impairments are not visible, we can only bear them silently with as much dignity as we can muster trying to keep in step with the fast moving world. I tell you it is frightening and it doesn 't do your self esteem a lot of good.
I am not bitter - everyone has their own burden to bear even the strongest athlete may have an Achilles heel. I just appeal them to make some room for us. In my country a lot is lacking in this area.
As for me, I am confident that if God has permitted a thorn in my flesh He will give me the grace to bear it and will hold me up till the end. My limitations make me unique too. What a thought!
I have a desire to start a support group for differently abled people. We can have it as our church ministry.
A support group is not a place to have a pity party but a place where someone can tell you, they care, they understand, that 's all. Its a place of healing ,regeneration and renewal.
Pray that we may start such groups in our church. The church is a sanctuary for the hurting.
6He is the Maker of heaven and earth,
the sea, and everything in them—
he remains faithful forever.
7 He upholds the cause of the oppressed
and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free,
8 the Lord gives sight to the blind,
the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down,
the Lord loves the righteous.
9 The Lord watches over the foreigner
and sustains the fatherless and the widow,
but he frustrates the ways of the wicked.
Several nurses and their families are coming to our morning services. One nurse said her husband came to church for the very first time with her, Praise God.
Nurse Anamika' s husband , Anand is a very talented musician. They are new converts and he is learning hymns and worship songs from me.He helps me lead hymns on Sunday mornings.
Each Sunday after service the brothers make baati chokka, mashed veggies with oven baked bread. And everyone who wants to stay back can join in the fellowship.
I must confess eating the same food for Sunday lunch is a bit boring, but I don 't refuse the hospitality and have a token for the sake of fellowship.
Please pray for us and support our ministry.
I found this sketch on the internet and this dog so resembles Sheeba, I had to share it here.