The Blessing of BuddiesBrook Hills Contributor
As a dad of a child that has special needs, it is a priority to ensure my precious daughter is able to be at home and feel included wherever she is, including at church. Brook Hills is such a place. Not only do they include our little girl, but they see Gracie as a blessing, made in the image of God. They celebrate and value her life.
The ministry here understands that while she has physical and intellectual disabilities, she is not spiritually impaired in any way. They view her as being created to glorify God and enjoy Him forever, just as we all are. Here at Brook Hills, we are confident that Gracie is safe, supported, seen, and loved.
Specifically, Dawn, Cynthia, and the team have been so welcoming and helpful to provide anything Gracie may need while we are at church. Brie and others that have volunteered to be a Buddy for Gracie have been such a God-send as well. They are always so good with her and go out of their way to be attentive to her needs.
Thank you Brook Hills for investing in the kingdom by ministering to children and families who have special needs—you are truly being the hands and feet of Christ to Gracie and to all families like ours!
To learn more about our Special Needs ministry and how you can join our team of Buddies, click here.
Jonathan Gomez and his wife, Catherine have been members of Brook Hills since 2021. They are parents to Zeke (5) and Gracie (2).