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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Lord, help us to be a blessing...

How many of you have ever participated in a nursing home ministry??? I remember going with my parents when I was younger ...and I must admit hating it. As a child I was frightened by all the elderly people wanting to touch and hug me; Praise the Lord I see it differently now. The people in the nursing home are often so lonely and at their age living there they rarely see children, but oh how they love them! We went a wk or so ago with several couples from the church to visit a lady who used to come to church when she was able, now she lives in the nursing home. She does not remember much nor can she move around or do much for herself, and she talks very little. However it was so sweet to see the way her eyes lit up at the site of our little Sergio. Of course she was not the only person either, all the sweet elderly people could not stop talking about how cute and sweet he is. I was going to hand Sergio to one of the ladies from the church who went with us and was sitting right beside the elderly lady we were there to visit, as I passed the baby in front of her, she instinctively reached her arms out. If by something so small we can be a blessing, should we not? Not everyone there has the mental capacity to understand the gospel, but what about the ones who do? Hopefully over the years we can explain to Sergio how much these people enjoy children and hopefully he will be able to be a blessing to them:)

3 comments:

Ingi said...

Good post!

Pilar Stark said...

oH WOW! It has been so long since I seen her last! I didn´t know how she was doing. She loved Pastor Alberto so I am sure she was excited to meet his grandkid :).
I used to go to the nursing home every friday with the church there when I lived in Spain (in that area anyway). I always loved it!

Ashley said...

Pilar - sadly she doesnt really seem to have much memory of the church, every once in a while she will remember something but it seems as though it comes and goes. We are thinking maybe if we take a pic with us of pastor ALberto next time that may help.