Tuesday, November 8
Plano & North Campuses
The first-hand experiences of Mary Klentzman as she has seen God’s extraordinary compassion and faithfulness have given her a heart for communicating a message of hope and encouragement to others.
For 20 years, she directed nonprofits and ministries that serve people with disabilities and their families. Through the years, she has represented families affected by disabilities on numerous statewide advisory committees, working with the Texas legislature and agencies to improve state policies impacting people with disabilities. She wrote the chapter “Redeeming Disability: Parenting a Child with Special Needs” for the book When Suffering Is Redemptive (Weaver Book Company, 2016).
She and her husband, Rick, have seven adult children, including their 34-year-old son, Jonathan, who has severe cerebral palsy.
Jon and Laney Wootten reside in Longview, Texas, and are parents to seven beautiful children, two of which have autism and Down syndrome. This couple uses their gifts of worship leading, song writing/recording, podcasting, vlogging and writing to produce Gospel-centered encouragement for online and in-person ministry.
Through the years, they have developed an Internet following and consider it their mission field. Jon and Laney use their real-life stories of struggles and victories to transparently create content that proclaims the faithfulness of God. Laney homeschools their children while Jon carries out the day-to-day responsibilities of their real estate business. They attend First Baptist Church Hallsville, Texas, where they serve faithfully.
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