David is a man in church who is mentally challenged – from what cause I do not know. He cannot read or write and only his mother and sister understand his speech. David likes everyone. He loves books with pictures in them.
I gave him a children’s bible that is heavily illustrated, and he carries it everywhere. He shows it to everyone, pointing to the pictures he likes. We tell him who’s in the pictures and what the pictures and stories are about, and he gets very happy and studies the pictures and remembers what you tell him. He understands, he just can’t articulate.
David is a JOY to be around; he loves everybody, especially the Pastor and his Sunday School teacher. He always wants to help – with everything. When the church is short on men to take the offering plates around, they call on David to help. This makes him feel good and feel wanted.
David has been challenged all his life; now he is between 60 and 65 years old, a grown man with a little child’s mind who really enjoys life. He looks like a man in his 30s. We can learn lots from David.
Written by Jack R. Palmer, Copyright © 5-7-15. All Rights Reserved.