The Apostle Paul said that the law can be summed up with the command to "love your neighbour as yourself", (Romans 13:9).
Much of the practical outworking of loving your neighbour can be found in the initial part Jesus' sermon on the mount (Matthew 5).
'Poor in spirit' means recognising your own weaknesses and limitations. At Shekinah we want to be ultimately dependent on the Spirit of God
In working with children with special needs and their families there ought to be a daily and consistent gentle attitude of heart
There ought to be compassionate empathy for the children and their families. God wants to bring healing, forgiveness and restoration where there is brokenness.
This is written in the present continuous tense - it's ongoing! Shekinah must be there for the long term. Deep change takes time.
Those involved in this often challenging work should expect God to be working in their own hearts.
We hope the work will bring the peace of God into families and communities.
** Shekinah is NOT a church, although we hope to be connected to and supported (but by no means exclusively) by local churches
We're excited to finally have our site live and ready to share our passion with the world!
We're planning to reach out to children with Cerebral Palsy and their families on the island of Bohol, Philippines. We would love to build a support centre to provide physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, basic clinical care and most of all fun and relaxation for the children and their families.
After much consideration, prayer and discussion, we're going back to our original plan of launching a charity 'Shekinah Cerebral Palsy Support'.
The good news is that the Governing Document for our CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) is already written
So the next steps are...
Could you partner with us?
We are now partners with Cerebral Palsy Epiliepsy Family Support Group and are planning a Seminar in Bohol at the end of 2019.
We are raising funds to help make this seminar happen and you can DONATE via our Just Giving page.
More details to follow!
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