What We Provide

How You Help

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Prayer Letters

Learn how we help churches add disability ministries and valuable service projects within their congregations.


We are proud to offer Bible Studies uniquely created for those with cognitive and learning disabilities.

Bible Studies

Learn how we strive to help enable everyone to reach out to those in or near the special needs community.

How To Start A Disability Ministry

With the Help of Mephibosheth Ministry

It all starts with PRAYER. We know that many families are finding church a difficult place to fit into.
Many churches just don’t make space for the disabled.

Children with disabilities need more one-on-one care with simple sensory areas.

Be sensitive to all.
Provide an environment that is comfortable and quiet.

Bible-based materials for socially appropriate behaviors.

Everyone helps each other to do their best.

Inspirational Insights on living with a Disability

His Majesty in Brokenness by Judy Squier

Born without complete legs, Judy watched others have all the fun. As she wore her orthopedic shoes, she had no idea what God could do with her brokenness.

How do you go on after losing the love of your life? 

Shepherd, I need you now has been Judy’s distress call throughout her life. Psalm 23’s Shepherd was her companion as a disabled child. As a wife. As a mother and grandmother. But what about this crisis? How would a woman born without legs—who relied on her husband’s legs for nearly 50 years—manage life without him?

New Every Day, by Dave Meurer

Alzheimer’s. It barges into your life, breaks your heart, bewilders your mind, disrupts your plans, impacts your finances, and consumes enormous amounts of time and energy. When someone you love has Alzheimer’s, you need more than just information on the disease–you need a break. You need a laugh. You need a friend by your side who knows exactly what you’re going through.

Recent and Upcoming Events

In Romania and Locally

Mephibosheth Ministry offers seminars and conferences to help local churches develop ministries to find and reach out to families in their community. We also offer events to connect families with others in their area facing similar challenges. Upcoming events will be listed below. Check back often for new events or sign up for our newsletter for all the latest updates!

Bible Studies

From Mephibosheth Ministry

We are proud to offer Bible Studies uniquely created for those with cognitive and learning disabilities.
These books represent years of experience in reaching those effected by disabilities with the simply beautiful message of the Gospel.

Click on the Bible Studies above to link to their download.

Check back soon for more Bible studies, as we are continuously working to build our resources!

Least of These

Luke 14:12-14

Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or dinner, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid.  But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind,  and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”


About Us:

Mary Jane’s Biography

In 1992 Mary Jane Ponten, a retired widow with cerebral palsy, and John Nix, a father of twin daughters with cerebral palsy, founded Mephibosheth Ministry to communicate to the churches, community groups, and others the importance of reaching out to families affected by disabilities to build a community of love, care, and compassion.

Mary Jane became ill while traveling to Ghana in 2020 to celebrate the 16 year anniversary of the school for disabled children Mephibosheth started. Greg and Carol Brown were her choice to take over the ministry.

Having worked along side of Mary Jane for over 15 years, Greg and Carol hope to honor what Mary Jane and John Nix began.

Mephibosheth Ministry

What Has been Accomplished

Since founded, Mephibosheth Ministry has been active in over 28 countries, bringing the good news of hope and support available to parents, siblings, and families through their local church communities. 

Our Newsletters Over the Years

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News Letter 3-4/23
News Letter 9-12/22
News Letter 5/22
News Letter 8/22
News Letter 3/22
News Letter 4/21
News Letter 5-6/21
News Letter 10/21