“I don’t mind people knowing that I struggled with church because of my learning disability. I just couldn’t understand what people were talking about. Then I started going to a Prospects Ministry Group. They helped me to learn about Jesus, how he died for us, and about forgiving everybody.” - Sarah Lincoln (Sarah became a Christian and then helped to start a group in her home church. Now she helps lead the group, and is a regular member of a Prospects ministry team at a major Christian celebration event in Lincolnshire).
"I live in Llandudno, North Wales, in my own flat and I am supported by Prospects, to lead an independent life. Last year I became a Christian. I had been thinking about going to church for quite a long time and talked to my support workers about it. I went along to Emmanuel Church, which near where I live, and is where some of the support workers go. I had a lot of questions about God and people from the church helped me. They really welcomed me and made me feel a part of the church."
"I feel I have changed a lot since becoming a Christian. I know right and wrong and I know about good discipline and bad discipline. I find it easier to ask for help now. I have a Good News Bible which my support workers help me to read and understand. I think more about other people and like to tell people about Jesus. I go to a home group in Llandudno which is great; it's easy to talk there and to pray for each other. You don't know how much Christianity had helped me; I pray and take advice from the Lord." - Darren
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