When Mary Jane Ponten, who has cerebral palsy, first searched for Bible study resources for people with intellectual disabilities, she was surprised to learn that there was nothing specifically for her. Rather than be upset, she decided to write the kind of material they need to understand the Bible. She founded a ministry entitled Mephibosheth Ministries and has written more than 40 Bible studies, along with training manuals and inspirational books. Ponten’s work includes many different tools to help people understand their relationship with God and Jesus. She said, “People living with intellectual disabilities need the Gospel presented to them in an appropriate way.” —Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell
Bible studies provide solid foundation for adults living with intellectual disabilities, By Tait Berge, http://assistnews.net/index.php/component/k2/item/1078, Accessed October 5, 2015
Colossians 3:16 (HCSB) Let the message about the Messiah dwell richly among you, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, and singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, with gratitude in your hearts to God.