Yesterday was quite the exciting day for me, I had to say a prayer in front of my entire church congregation. I have never been one to get up in front of people and talk, in school I used to hate getting those oral reports and presentations and I would get so nervous that I would make myself sick. These days things are a little bit different for me I have more confidence in myself and public speaking is not nearly as nerve-racking as it was back then. It still isn't easy however but this was an opportunity I couldn't miss, stepping out of my comfort zone and talking to all those people was a real opportunity for me to grow as a person. It's how I got into this was a disabled youth ministry that I am a team leader of put on the service which was about disabilities and why God allows bad things can happen. I was confront confronted by the leader of the group to do the prayer. At first I was reluctant but he reassured me that things would go okay and that I definitely could do it and that this was a way for me to grow in my relationship with Christ. So yesterday I did just that. Another leader of the group held the microphone and I began to pray. It was a very powerful experience and it made me feel closer to God than I have been in a while. I know God chose me for this for a reason that reason being getting closer to my loving God. I thank God and the prayer for the wonderful group that touches so many lives and gives hope to many disabled children and young adults.
This group I am part of is called walk on water or WOW for short. It is a ministry for children and teens with disabilities to get together and play games, sports, eat snacks and most importantly make long-lasting meaningful relationships with the leaders and other kids that make them feel accepted and important. WOW is a place where they will not be judged for their disability and they can feel like normal kids which is something that doesn't happen in very many places for them. I feel very privileged to be a part of this ministry, nothing makes me happier than the smile on the kids faces and the love I feel from all the wonderful volunteers that make this group possible. It has brought me closer to God than I have ever been and I am forever thankful to him for bringing this group into my life. Helping start that group was one of the best things I've ever done and it makes me feel very proud that I can make so many lives better.