As a parent of twins with disabilities, and an expert in the field of disability studies, Andrea Foster offers a unique perspective on the Church and disability. In this seminar Andrea will provide practical ministry tools and answer some key questions regarding disability ministry within the Church context. Topics discussed include: How leaders can support and include people with disabilities
In this talk, Andrea uses a jigsaw puzzle to represent the Body of Christ. She uses her own family’s experience with disability to explain that even though each person in their home are all very different from each other, they all fit in. Just like the pieces of a puzzle, each one is unique and each one of them belongs.
This is the story of a family whose life has not been what they expected. In this talk Andrea shares the story of how life changed dramatically in 2004 when her five-month- old twin girls were diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. She describes the initial shock of the diagnosis, the fear, confusion, exhaustion, desperation and the distance she felt from
Dreams, hopes, and expectations; disappointments, tragedies, and pain – we all have them. In this talk, Andrea shares vulnerably how she and her husband continue to find strength, wisdom and courage to carry on as they raise their family, with disability at the forefront. Andrea describes the unexpected gifts God has given along this journey and encourages