Dan and Marisol Jaramillo and their daughter, Meghan, were accustomed to being stared at and feeling alone in public, where no one identified with a 17-year-old wheelchair user. Yet, their experience at church was very different from that of the Siebels’. Hear the Jaramillos tell their story in this interview.
Video taken from Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministry
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The Christian Institute on Disability at Joni and Friends aggressively promotes life, human dignity and the value of all individuals – despite their disabling condition–from a biblical perspective through the Beyond Suffering course.
Beyond Suffering: A Christian View on Disability Ministryis a groundbreaking course of study created to transform the way Christians view God’s plan for disability and suffering. The textbook is the Word of God accompanied by a comprehensive collection of professional articles written by over 35 experts in ministry, education, sciences and disability advocacy. This course contains 16 lessons, which are supported by video case studies and organized in to four modules:
- An Overview of Disability Ministry
- The Theology of Suffering and Disability
- The Church and Disability Ministry
- An Introduction to Bioethics