Saturday, January 19, 2013

El Autismo y Tu Iglesia / Autism and Your Church


After serving many years in Southern California and listening to my wife speak to me in Spanish, I knew there was a large under served population of Spanish speaking Christians who wanted to minister to people with disabilities.

I've been fortunate to have been part of Friendship Ministries the past few years and know first hand their commitment to making resources available in Africa, Central America, as well as the US and other English speaking countries.

Barb Newman's groundbreaking Friendship imprint publication - Autism and Your Church -- has been translated into Spanish !  The English version has been a great resource for hundreds of churches the last few years -- this will help many in our Spanish speaking churches as well.  I first met Barb when she spoke at a NACSPED conference in Southern California years ago.  This book continues her tradition of helping churches integrate persons with disabilities.

For my Spanish pastor friends -- you may find disability resources like this already translated available at the Friendship / Amistad bookstore.  For my English speaking friends -- check out the English site to order a copy.  If you are in the Assemblies of God, GPH carries some Friendship materials as well as some of Barb's books -- or you may order them through Faith Alive Publishing.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Attention Korean Churches in Southern California

Do you pastor in a Korean church?  Do you have friends that do?  An upcoming conference in Anaheim will be dedicated to disability ministry and is being presented in Korean and translated into English.  These conference brings several of the leading experts in disability ministry into one place for one day.  If you would like to learn more, please download these flyers:

English version
Korean version

or visit