For the last 11 years we've been so blessed to be part of a local nursing home ministry. It was began by our dear friends Dick and Diane Burley. They are Open Air Campaign missionaries. They were serving in NH and MA. They have now moved on and are serving in New York City! The ministry still goes on!
We meet on the last Sunday afternoon of each month. These precious, precious people are in the "winter" of their lives. Oh how they LOVE our visits. Oh how they LOVE to sing. Oh how they LOVE our children and the others who come. For some, I think we are their only visitors in the given month. For some, we are their only joy, their only hope. We try and "fill" their tanks enough to last them until we come again. We love to show the love of Christ to these folks, to share with them God's free gift to them. Over the last 11 years, we've seen many faces in the crowd. Many, many, have died. We can only pray that we impacted their lives for the Lord, and that they made a decision for Him!
These precious people have watched our children grow up over the last 11 years. Our eldest daughter (now married), used to teach the folks a Bible verse each month. That was so sweet. Our children have always used the gifts God has given them to honor Him, and share with the residents.
They were soooooo glad to see us! Of course they absolutely LOVE Rosie!!! They go crazy over her. Who can blame them, really! It happens pretty much everywhere we go!
|Rosie has been standing alone and last Sunday she took her first step! Wow!|
Then Elisha and Madelyn did "Be Thou My Vision" as a duet. Elisha on the piano, and Madelyn on the violin. That was wonderful! Madelyn also played a solo on the piano.
We go to the nursing home to share the gospel and encourage the residents there, and we go willing to explain the hope that lies within us, and share it with them. We leave there, though, encouraged by them, and their kindness, and their love for us. It truly is a win/win ministry situation!
It's the last Sunday of every month from 2:30-3:30 at: Epsom Health Care 901 Suncook Valley Highway South Epsom, NH 03234 We'd LOVE to see you there, and you would LOVE it, too! Come and store up your treasures in heaven with us! We can't wait to get to heaven and see all of the folks who trusted in the Lord as a result of this little ministry!