Disabilities

Disabilities

Speaking with my eyes: Living out loud in a silent world

Isabelle is a 24-year-old aspiring photographer who has Nager Syndrome, a rare condition. Born with profound deafness, she uses sign language to communicate. This interview was held in sign language,...

Disabilities

My brother, our special gift

For 25 years, Jeremiah had a younger brother, Ezekiel, who suffered from cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Through his story, Jeremiah hopes to encourage families of children with disabilities. When my...

Health

Hope for anyone who is suffering

In May, my friend’s dad met with an accident that resulted in the amputation of both his legs to save his life. As he went through such a difficult time, what hope was there for him in this...

Health

What I learnt from my friends with special needs

All names in this article have been changed to protect the identities of those in the special needs ministry. I’ve been helping out in a special needs ministry for about 2.5 years now, a...

Health

Diagnosed at 14: Life with Pompe Disease

“You’re turning 24? Me too!” I’d only been speaking with Emily Ho for a whole 5 minutes, yet we had already made a connection. Both of us were born in the same year and we’d...

Faith

The uncommon mission field: Reaching those with special needs

Whenever I think about the Great Commission, the first thoughts that come to mind are missionary journeys to the ends of the earth – preaching the gospel to the unreached, encouraging foreign...

Health

Depression, dyslexia and the hope I hold on to

I was never the “normal” kid, even from young. With ADHD and dyslexia, I never really fit in with the “crowd” and got bullied and ostracised often growing up. I’ve always longed for love,...

Health

Life on the edge of the spectrum

This article was written by a reader in response to Everyone deserves a moment with God: Special needs and the Church. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have superpowers? Or...

Church Life

Everyone deserves a moment with God: Special needs and the Church

Several years ago, a life group in Hope Church Singapore found itself with four unique cell members – each of whom had special needs. With no experience in caring for people with special needs, a...