The COVID-19 pandemic with all of its uncertainties has brought many changes and challenges for parents and kids, but Wednesday we are going to focus on the added challenges for special needs children and parents. Ken and Deb visit with Jolene Philo about some of these challenges and how friends and family can best support and love these special kids. We will also talk about the importance of helping these young parents find ways to invest in their marriage and find opportunities for rest and recreation.
Join Ken and Deb Wednesday as Todd Nettleton from Voice of the Martyrs joins us to share an update on news from the persecuted church. Todd will share specific prayer concerns and we'll hear how we can partner with Voice of the Martyrs in giving Christmas Care packs. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how we can be a blessing to our brothers and sisters and be encouraged by their testimony!
Catch up on the Mid Morning Show Coffee Break!
During her twenty-five-year career as an educator, Jolene Philo collaborated with special education teachers to mainstream children in her elementary classroom. She left education in 2003 to become a writer and speaker. Jolene is the author of several resource books for the special needs community: A Different Dream for My Child, Different Dream Parenting, The Caregiver's Notebook, and Does My Child Have PTSD?. She co-authored Every Child Welcome: A Ministry Handbook for Including Kids with Special Needs with Katie Wetherbee.
She and her husband Hiram have two adult children and three grandchildren
Todd Nettleton is director of media development for The Voice of the Martyrs, working with the media to tell the stories of persecuted Christians to people in the United States. In his role with VOM, he has met with Christians who face persecution in many countries, including Sudan, China, Egypt, Turkey, Vietnam, Pakistan, Indonesia, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma) and Azerbaijan.