To celebrate Disability Awareness Sunday, we're sharing stories from disabled people as Disability Diaries – about lives transformed by church disability inclusion.
Sarah has Down's Syndrome and severe hearing loss. Sarah's church recognised her talents and enabled her to find roles reading from the Bible in services, but also as Chief Candle Snuffer!
Feeling left out of activities
Sarah Best says, “I have... read more »
K has a learning disability and had a phobia of balloons. She didn't have much confidence - but now, with the support of Deena, her Roofbreaker disability champion, K isn't scared of balloons - or of church!
Deena meets K
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Alison is a wheelchair user. Her church valued her musical gifts and enabled her to truly feel part of the church community. Here is Alison’s story of finally finding a sense of belonging.
Terrified of being judged 'imperfect'
Moving to a... read more »
Minna is a Deaf Christian in a church where the children's choir learnt sign language so she could be more included. Everyone was blessed by the results!
Award-winning Manchester children’s choir both signs and sings so more people can be... read more »
We hear from a disabled Christian whose name we won't share, who has spent a lot of time in hospital and not able to communicate. She feels the Lord wants her to reach others who feel trapped inside their... read more »
Ashleigh from Scotland has Cerebral Palsy. Her church recognised her gifts and asked her to lead in the Roofbreaker team of disability champions. Below is the text of her story - or you can read more »