A special night for special-needs kings and queens
Night to Shine, Tim Tebow likes to say, is all…
The Amarillo Globe-News in Texas reports:
Having a child with a disorder is usually unexpected and always unplanned.
“It started us on a path that we really never imagined being on,” said Brad Thompson, father of 21-year-old Hali Thompson, who was diagnosed with autism as a child.
” … We keep finding ourselves in places that we didn’t picture ourselves being.”
Thompson, young families minister at Southwest Church of Christ, and his wife Karen are founders of The Hali Project, designed to serve families of children with special needs in the Texas Panhandle.
In 2000 Brad Thompson integrated The Hali Project into Southwest Church of Christ, creating a Bible class for adults with needs ranging from autism to Down syndrome.
Read the full story.
See The Christian Chronicle’s Page 1 feature and related editorial from December 2009 on a ministry for children with special needs by the Brooks Avenue Church of Christ in Raleigh, N.C.
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I have stayed in contact with the mother of Alex, the autistic young man in the story who communicates by pointing at letters on a page. A few months ago I got Alex’s high school graduation announcement. Praise God!