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The carolers are gone, the visitors have left, the trees, the lights, and the wreaths are coming down, the parties are over and a long, dark winter season sets in. Now residents are truly facing silent nights and lonely days. They would love to have a bit of that joyous Christmas cheer again; to hear and sing songs and talk with visitors and break the monotony of the long days with pleasant company. . .
We are deeply grateful to those of you who have embraced the word of God and carried it into your communities’ nursing homes. PowerNight is our annual volunteer appreciation banquet – our way of saying thank you! – to give you a night out for fun, fellowship, inspiration and encouragement.
Those of you in this mission field know how difficult it is to find truly giant print Bibles at an affordable cost. Well, now they are available! Our hearts were filled with joy at the prospect of helping many of our care home friends grow closer to Jesus. You can go online to obtain these New Testament/Psalms Bibles . . .
This is the question we have been asking those who are ministering in this mission field. During our PowerNight banquet, our friend, Yvonne Hobson, touched us all with her words and heart of love. She shared:
There is a key that unlocks a Kingdom principle. This key will be a great help for you who serve in nursing homes and who desire to have other missionaries join you in your labor of love. We all know how discouraging it can be when we are told “no” after asking for help. In John Chapter 1, there are several examples that reveal
During Holy Week services prior to Easter, I lead a Lord’s Supper Communion Service in the nursing home. During staff training, I have identified the residents who should or should not participate, due to physical limitations. Prior to the service, the daughter of one of our residents came and asked . . .
This title is the continued theme found in the book of Acts. Starting from the time Jesus’ disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit (in Chapter 2) all the way to the book’s final verses. The work of all disciples was to get the Word of God into the ears of anyone who might listen.
A young friend of this ministry, Carter Knight, is starting a ministry called, “Wind for Wings.” He is asking nursing home residents to write letters, guided by the Lord, to people they don’t even know, trusting that God will use them in a mighty way in a stranger’s life. If you have a friend in a nursing home who would like to participate in this exciting venture, here are Carter’s suggestions for how they can write a ministry letter
The Christmas season comes to us carrying an important principle about giving. It speaks through the many distractions that come with the world’s “holiday season”. I so appreciate many of the traditions of Christmas, including receiving gifts, but we mustn’t be distracted from…