Friday, September 23, 2011


"The King will answer and say to them, 'Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.' Matthew 25:40

There is an exciting new ministry taking off here at North Side Baptist church.  It is the Revive Ministry.  

Revive is a special needs respite program where parents are given a night of free care for their special needs child (still in school) and their siblings under 12 years of age.  Every child (including siblings) will be assigned to a shadow for a night of extreme fun.  

The idea for Revive came after the Journey Class finished a series on Outliving Your Life. The class was challenged to come up with a program that had a high impact on the community.  Teresa Miller suggested the Revive program because their daughter, Courtney, had been a participant in the program at Northwood Baptist Church in Keller and the program had meant a great deal to her and David.

Revive will take place the first Saturday of every month beginning October 1st from 5pm – 9pm.  Contact Tracey Mader at 817-341-7334 or 817-360-0588 or Teresa Miller at 817-929-0020 for information on how to sign up as a participant or volunteer.  

Volunteers age high school and above will be accepted.  All volunteers will need to attend a “walk-thru” training session and orientation before they participate one of the Revive events.  Volunteers should have a heart for children with special needs and loads of patience!  Volunteers are also needed for craft projects and food service as well as floaters to relieve the shadows.  

There has been overwhelming response to the plea for volunteers.  If you feel God is calling you to work with special needs children then don’t hesitate to follow His leading.  Get involved today.  You will be so blessed by the experience!

Scripture to Claim
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
 2 Corinthians 12:9

Our Heavenly Father, You have taught us to care for those who are weak and to share the burdens of others.  Give us grace and understanding as we endeavor to provide a respite for these who labor in love for their children.  We know it is those who care for these children that will receive the greatest blessing and we thank you.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(submitted by: Lara Cook)

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