A person who is blind or has a vision impairment can face many hurtles in life. Mobility and acquiring information are two common challenges.
So much information is not accessible. For examgle, the yellow postal sticker on an envelope reminds a sighted person that an address was not changed. But the same label offers no help to a person who is blind. Other information is accessible, but there might not be an avenue for the blind person to know of its availability. For example, many Braille readers still don’t know that the Adult Student Guide is available in Braille.
Mobility has its own challenges. Public transportation is rarely adequate. Snow can render a sidewalk impossible to navigable with a white cane. Insurmountable challenges like this typically hinder church attendance, making it difficult to develop the connections that might be a source of rides. At other times, navigational assistance is offered with wrong motives.
You can help! Take up the Challenge in 2014! Get to know one person with a vision limitation and find a way to make their life better. Make friends and ask if there is something you can do to help. Introduce your new friend to the services of the CftB.
OR, offer your volunteer services to the Center for the Blind of the Assemblies of God.
Does your prayer and financial support make a difference?
Paul and Caryl made their regular weekly visit with Guy in a nursing home. Visits include listening to the NLT Bible on a Library of Congress for the Blind player. After listening to scripture for about 20 minutes, Guy turned to Paul pointing at the Digital player and said, "I really get something out of that!"
I want more information
I want to help
A Word From His Word
I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will brighten the darkness before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them. [Isaiah 42:16] [NLT]
"Making the Cross Accessible"
This slogan reflects our firm belief that blindness and visual impairment should not hinder a person's relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Our primary objective is to see the Blind and Visually Impaired come to know Christ and grow in His knowledge and grace. We are a General Council of the Assemblies of God US Missions ministry. Please give us the honor of serving you or someone you know. Comments and suggestions are always welcome.