Little Known Ministry Serves the Disabled

| May 8, 2015

Happy family moments - Mother and child have a funRecently through their need for Bibles, MBS was introduced to Handicapped Encounter Christ (HEC), a diverse ministry for people with varying disabilities.

Catholic in origin, this ecumenical non profit organization’s mission is to create  and hold events that promote friendships and a sense of community. Its purpose is to establish a positive image and respect for people with disabilities within the larger Christian community.  It is a completely volunteer organization and exists only on donations. HEC wants to breakdown barriers by reminding believers that we all have some type of disability.

HEC sponsors events such as weekend retreats, an annual dinner dance, summer picnics and other informal gatherings.  At the events each disabled person is partnered with a more able-bodied person for care.  If you have questions or need the services of this wonderful ministry, you can contact them at or call Jack Weber at 410-825-3368.  MBS is blessed to find so many partner ministries who are changing lives with God’s Word.

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For over 200 years, the mission of the Maryland Bible Society (MBS) has been to see that every individual has an opportunity to own a Bible regardless of their native language or financial situation. Here in Maryland this mission has been mostly fulfilled. We now are turning our emphasis to encouraging and helping people read, understand and live out the truths and principles God has given us through His Holy Scriptures. As a non-denominational ministry, MBS is uniquely positioned to offer God’s Word without note or comment to Christians from all denominational backgrounds. This position allows us to work with all local Christian churches, serving and assisting them as they follow God’s lead. MBS has and will continue to establish and build partnerships that promote the distribution of the Bible, supply related sources and provide educational opportunities. Our vision is to ignite fresh passion for God’s Word to be lived out in the daily lives of people in Maryland and the world beyond. God’s Word contains truths that speak to all of the important areas of our lives: family, marriage, work, friendships, finances and parenting. It serves as the ‘road map’ for the often-overwhelming experience of life. It is a comfort, an encouragement, a teacher. It is convicting, edifying and inspiring. The Bible reveals our purpose in life. The Creator of the Universe has given us His Word to guide and direct us as we serve Him and live in the world.

As we embark on this renewed vision, our desire is to impact lives. As God leads us on this great adventure, we invite you to partner with us. Lives will be transformed as the Holy Spirit works through the Scriptures, resources and opportunities provided by MBS. Join us as we ignite fresh passion for God’s Word among individuals, ministries, local Churches, and businesses.