Jesus Loves Me in Memory Care

The long term care community is far more complex than those on the outside realize. There are group homes for those with various mental disabilities, independent living neighborhoods surrounding inhouse care buildings as well as short term rehab facilities. But when the average person mentions nursing homes, their mind inevitably turns to memory care. The residents in these places are the most vulnerable, needy and yet forgotten of all. Today’s video gives a hope filled glimpse into the lives and faith of my most special friends. I encourage you to take a second look at what part you may play. Jesus Loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Will you join Jesus in loving someone in memory care this week?

7 thoughts on “Jesus Loves Me in Memory Care

  1. Thank you for the reminder that the long term care community is much more complicated than it appears on the surface,. The quality of care that our seniors get is all over the map as well. Lastly, some have good support networks, from family and friends, and some do not. These realities make your ministry even more valuable, Pete. Blessings!

  2. Thank you Pastor Pete for this encouragement. I’ve been serving with my church’s homebound ministry for the past four years or so. For the endurance of the pandemic, I visited each week via phone with a lovely lady from our church who was isolated by covid restriction in a long term care facility. She passed away at the beginning of this month. I truly rejoice that she is finally at home with our Lord and Savior. She’s been anticipating that homecoming. My Friday mornings seem empty now without our chat’s and time of Bible reading and prayer. Since her passing, I’ve been wondering if I should continue with the homebound ministry or if it was time to step away. After watching your video, I think I know the answer.

    • I am thankful to hear you are willing to stay available to Jesus. He alone knows how and when to open the doors for your next opportunity. These are His precious children and He loves to love them through you and me.

  3. For most of my childhood one of my grandmother’s had dementia, and toward the end it got pretty extreme. We were at her apartment for a visit, but she wasn’t happy and cried like a baby when her caretaker tried to raise the head of her bed to visit with us. So she lowered it back down, and we went out into the hallway. While my parents were talking to the nurse, I heard a small, childlike voice coming from the bedroom…
    My grandmother was singing “Jesus Loves Me.” ❤️

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