Love One Child, Strengthen One Family

March 21, 2012


Families should not have to meet the challenges of raising a child with a disability without the love, care, and support of their congregation. At First Baptist Orlando, volunteers can serve once a month in our Buddy Break ministry as a way to ensure that our families who have a child with special needs, and families in our community, feel welcomed and supported in our congregation. All’s it takes is love!

The kind of God-love that transforms hearts doesn’t work en masse; it is best applied one individual at a time. And last Saturday our Special Friends Ministry, through a program called Buddy Break, created an opportunity to love one child at a time!

Imagine having the opportunity to step up and show some love to a child with special needs while playing fun games, learning great bible stories, listening to music, and more while giving their parents a much needed break! It’s an awesome opportunity to minister to a family in need and our great group of volunteers makes it possible every month!

I’d like to give a big shout-out to the following team members for making our last Buddy Break such a success:

  • Sarah Hemminger
  • Rick Boggs
  • Janice Boggs
  • Cynthia Canar
  • Jon Woods
  • Holly McElroy
  • Lori Lotz
  • Jacqueline Amos
  • Linda Woods

God is using people who have a passion to serve in respite programs like Buddy Break to be a catalyst for opening faith communities to true hospitality. We have a wonderful group of volunteers here at First Baptist Orlando who have been an essential part of making our Buddy Break ministry a success by sharing their time and the love of Christ! If you’d like to be Buddy to a child with special needs and make a difference in the lives of families please feel free to email me at

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About Michael Woods

Christ-follower, husband, chocoholic, and peanut-butter lover! I'm a father to triplet boys...each on the autism spectrum.

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