Scott Sames has been an integral part of Light & Power after attending the Disability Awareness Sunday service held at Trinity three years ago. During the sermon Gary encouraged individuals to get out of their comfort zone and begin friendships with those who have been affected by disability and to Scott there has been no turning back!
Scott is a professional contractor and handyman with no formal training in the area of disabilities. Now every Sunday morning, if you walk by Light & Power you will see Scott in the front of the class (after enjoying a snack with others first!) beginning in prayer and asking folks to share how they were faithful to God during the previous week. As individuals excitedly share a Scripture, prayer request or an example of something they did to please God, Scott summarizes and encourages while keeping the flow.
God has taught Scott a lot through his involvement with Light & Power. He has gained a sense of understanding of how God uses people unconditionally. The overflowing joy displayed in those in Light & Power results in an environment that has no sense of judgment, no sense of cliques, and no sense of having to perform or look a certain way in front of others. Scott believes that this environment, in a large part, reveals God’s heart in how He sees each of us.
For those people who are contemplating getting involved in Disability Ministries at Trinity, Scott has the following encouragement to give: “Just come and check it out. Don’t feel like you have to prove anything.”
I know a big thing with Light & Power is that they all just want to be treated like anyone else. If you just come and you are open and develop friendships, it takes away the pressure of feeling that you need to do something or you need to help them. I feel as if God has done the work, I just go and enjoy being with everyone.”
Isn’t that a natural and refreshing way to look at ministry?
Of ministry, Albert Barnes said, “It does not require great learning to be a Christian and be convinced of the truth of the Bible. It requires only an honest heart and a willingness to obey God.”
Former Disability Ministries Intern