Mission of the Month

 Mission of the Month 
February Mission of the Month – Friendship Ministries is a very special
group of people. We are a Bible Study/Activity Group designed for
physical and/or mentally challenged adults. They range in age from 21
to 65 and have varying degrees of challenges. Founded in 1982,
Friendship Ministries students are taught by volunteers whose desire is
to love and support them for who they are, a man/woman created in
the image of God. Our Group meets on Thursday evenings from 7:30 to
9:00 PM at the Christian Reformed Church of Midland Park, N.J. We
have approximately 20 students and 4 volunteer teachers in attendance.
Pastor Joe Cusack is one of the teachers. (He teaches 5 men each week.)
Our meetings include group prayer, singing, sharing personal stories,
and the teaching of a specific lesson from the Bible. The Director
teaches the lesson through slides, visuals, videos, and acting out of the
Bible story by the students themselves. After the group lesson, each
student goes with his or her own teacher where the lesson is reinforced
in a specific way to meet the student’s need. At times a craft is done
involving the theme of the lesson. We close the evening with a time of
refreshments and socializing.