Strengthening people affected by disability.

Jerry Borton has lived 60 years with a disability and has a few miles of life experience. Jerry and his wife, Joan, have helped thousands answering questions about expectations, exploring opportunities, God, careers, family dynamics, and more!  

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We would love to talk with you and hear your story! We have helped thousands of individuals, families, churches, and organizations affected by disabilities.

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COACHING INDIVIDUALS

People affected by disabilities have gifts, strengths, and talents to share. Too often deficits are emphasized. When we express a dream, we’re told it is not realistic. We believe understanding Whose you are is step one. Step two is to know who you are. Once you understand Whose you are in Jesus, you have the spiritual resources to deal with the obstacles you’ll face becoming who you are. We coach and mentor people affected by disability to discover those strengths, learn to develop them and use them in their communities.

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HELPING FAMILIES

Whether you are a parent, spouse, child, or sibling of someone with a disability, your family member’s disability affects you. Sometimes it may seem to run family life and you become invisible. Neither you nor your family make-up is a mistake. We count it a privilege to listen to the heart and stories of family members. We would love to listen to, pray with, and encourage any member of your family.

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CHURCHES AND BUSINESSES

We understand churches, community groups, and businesses don’t always know how to work together with people who have disabilities. It’s not that you don’t want to, but you need more information. Reach out to us and let us know your need. We’ll help you find the answer to your questions and share training, education, and support.

Hear From Others

“I love these guys. They are such good people. Working hard to take care of those with disabilities. Serving and loving the Lord by reaching the lost.”

Stuart Baldick, Owner-Operator Stuart’s Plumbing

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Read a portion of the incredible story of Jerry Borton’s journey overcoming expectations others had for him because of his cerebral palsy. From baseball to education to marriage, you’ll gain a vision for what is possible.

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We’d Love to Work With You!

No question is too small. No obstacle is too large. You can put Jerry & Joan’s forty years each of experience working in disability ministry as it relates to families, churches, camping, recreational activities, and residential services; and their twenty-five years of marriage to work for you. Schedule some time with the Bortons and see how together you can discover purpose, community, and relationships.

Recent Articles from Our Blog

 

Why Do You Say People Affected by Disability?

Why Do You Say People Affected by Disability?

People affected by disability. Have you ever wondered why we at Luke 14 Exchange use that terminology? We understand that disability impacts more people than the person who has cerebral palsy, spina bifida, stroke, spinal cord injury, autism, down syndrome, or muscular dystrophy. Every parent,...

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Choosing How to Respond to Unrealistic Expectations

Choosing How to Respond to Unrealistic Expectations

As we grow and develop as leaders, we’ve looked at understanding Whose we are, discerning who we are made to be,  and filling our minds with the right thoughts. Even knowing all of that, I sometimes forget, and give in to feelings of being overwhelmed or putting unrealistic expectations on myself....

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Thanks Dad for Showing Me How to Live

Thanks Dad for Showing Me How to Live

In honor of Father’s Day,  Jerry and I spent some time reflecting on the impact of our dads. Today I (Joan’s) share about my Father. Jerry will post his on the Luke 14 Exchange Facebook page on Saturday. I am thankful for the forty-one years I had to spend with my Dad. My dad would have been...

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Read What Others Are Saying!

“Seeds sometimes take a long time to grow. It was over 40 years ago that I met a young man sitting in a wheelchair who was starting Christian camp programs for people with disabilities. I was very impressed with the mission of Jerry and felt he was doing the real work of Christ while the rest of us were playing around the edges. Who would know that some 30 years later the seed Jerry planted would sprout into Removing the Barriers Initiative and the establishing of StirringWaters with a mission to help people with disabilities off the deck and into the fun. It is great to know that Jerry is still planting seeds that only God can make grow. “
Bill Redmon

President , Removing the Barriers Initiative and Founder of StirringWaters

“Joan and Jerry Borton bring a wonderful gift set to life and to ministry. As a couple, not only do they have a depth of collective wisdom and experience–they are also rooted in the love and grace of God. Firmly believing in the transformational power of the gospel, they possess the all-too-rare quality of being fully present with people as they navigate life alongside of others. I have benefited from time spent with the Bortons and I’m sure you will too!”
Stephanie O. Hubach

Research Fellow in Disability Ministries, Covenant Theological Seminary

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