Today and tomorrow, BCTÂ is hosting and facilitating a forum called I Belong!Â in Lusaka, Zambia. TheÂ invited participants all share our goal of mobilising the Church toÂ care for childrenÂ with disabilities.Â Our hope and prayer for the forum is for children and adults with disabilities to be welcomed into the Church and enabled to enter into a relationship with God; to know, love and serve him, to reach their full God-given potential and be part of building his kingdom here on earth.
As part of the forum, we will be introducing ‘Transform Disability’, our new resourceÂ which equips church leaders to encourage their communities to accept and support children with disabilities.Â We hope that the forum will result in a collaborative network and three or four pilots of the resource.
Please join us in praying for I Belong! and for ‘Transform Disability’:
- Please pray that all the organisations and churches present would be of one mind, and that their discussions will translate into practical action going forward.
- Please also pray that we will get three or four firm commitments from organisations to pilot ‘Transform Disability’.
- Pray for Eleanor North, who will be facilitating the forum.
- And pray for the ultimate desired outcome of the forum: for children with disabilities to be fully welcomed into the Church in Zambia and enabled to fulfil their God-given potential.