Several years ago we thought that David’s Table might award a “table” to a church working to include our friends with disabilities into the worship, service, and community of their church. The first idea was to buy an older table and fix it up a little bit – maybe one that was not level and had some scratches and dents loved into it. For 25+ years, I have met up with three other old guys. Friendship, fellowship, accountability, and Jesus were the main ingredients of our relationship. Oh, and Young Life! I shared my idea about the table with them. This table is the result of conversations, time, material, and work.
Ben had the workshop and the wood. He, along with Bill, had the expertise, and Bobby was the greatest cheerleader. I watched in amazement! The picture below was taken in Ben’s workshop. A little more work was to be done which included a lot of rubbing and sealing. This table is presented annually in the spring to a church that has worked hard to include folks with disabilities and their families. The first year it went to Rocky Creek Baptist Church. It has also been presented to Greenville Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The table stays with the church for a year. Both of the first two churches have different stories, but the thing they have in common is a willingness to reach out to people with disabilities and their families. I bet what you'd really like to hear is the story of each church...but that will be for later.