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Not Worth Saving

Not Worth Saving

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Doctors told a young mother that her unborn child's life was Not Worth Saving. With the determination that mother found through faith, Matthew thrived, and he did live. He spoke without talking; he loved, laughed, and made friends-all without ever saying a single word. Matthew was a light and a joy to those who encountered him. In Not Worth Saving, Ann Joyner shares the story of her son Matthew's twenty-one miraculous and grace-filled years-and, unwittingly, reveals so much more about the number of lives and hearts Matthew changed, simply by being alive.

Doctors told a young mother that her unborn child’s life was Not Worth Saving. With the determination that mother found through faith, Matthew thrived, and he did live. He spoke without talking; he loved, laughed, and made friends—all without ever saying a single word. Matthew was a light and a joy to those who encountered him. In Not Worth Saving, Ann Joyner shares the story of her son Matthew’s twenty-one miraculous and grace-filled years—and, unwittingly, reveals so much more about the number of lives and hearts Matthew changed, simply by being alive.

Matthew is featured in the bottom right side of the Resurrection Stained Glass Window in the sanctuary at the Leawood Location. Matthew Joyner is the only Resurrection member depicted in the window. Though he never spoke a word due to a chromosomal condition, Matthew’s life was a catalyst for the development of Matthew’s Ministry. Matthew’s Ministry is an outreach and support ministry for persons of all ages with special needs and their families. Our blood drive also started because of Matthew’s life. Matthew has passed away and is pictured doing something he was not able to do in his 21 years on Earth: reading a book to a local girl from one of our partner schools in Kansas City.

About the Author

Ann Joyner has proved with a two-year secretarial degree that a passionate, determined, and stubborn mother who asks for God's help needn't have an MA, PhD, or MD to turn a life "not worth saving" into one that touches and saves thousands of others. Speaking around the country, Ann has filled audiences with hope, replacing their darkness with light. She passionately shares her belief that every life has unlimited value and potential.
Note Card Sonflower Learning Set of 12
Note Card Sonflower Learning Set of 12

Note Card Sonflower Learning Set of 12

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Set of 12 Sonflower Notecards (one of each design per pack). Artwork was created by members of the Matthew's Ministry Sonflower Adult Learning Program. This ministry serves individuals with special needs.

Matthew's Ministry T-Shirt

Short Sleeve Shirt- Matthew's Ministry (Pre-Order)

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50% Repreve Recycled Polyester | 37% Cotton | 13% Tencel

Sweatshirt- Matthew's Ministry (Pre-Order)

Sweatshirt- Matthew's Ministry (Pre-Order)

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| 73% cotton, 19% polyester, 8% recycled polyester |