At a recent conference that I attended, one of the presenters asked the question, â€œWhat if your church closed itsâ€™ doors, would there be an outcry?â€ The idea being that the church is either making a difference, and the community sees the value they are adding, so much so that they actually speak out when it is gone. Or the church simply disappears and no on even notices, or cares.
This coming Saturday Daybreak will be serving our special needs community in a ministry that we call Respite. Parents of children with special need a rest, period. There are many parents who are on the go, protecting their children who may lack inhibition to danger, or their metabolism is extremely high and are constantly moving, or because of their medical condition they are constantly having to perform various medical procedures. We truly have a love for these families and especially the children.
But to be honest, for those who are involved and dedicated to this ministry, if we had to stop it for some reason, there would be an outcry. I believe the children themselves would cry out because a special group of people who genuinely loved them were no longer there. Their parents would cry out because a true need in their life, is now gone.
We have lost two of our precious ones since the conception of the ministry, at it still breaks our heart to even remember these children. Some have moved away to distant states, and we miss them as well. If you want to be apart of something that will cause others to cry out â€“ be apart of Respite at Daybreak.