I hope that this post about nursing home ministry also encourages you no matter your situation to trust God no matter what the circumstances look like and believe that only He has the last word! If you are interested in learning the rest of Joey’s story, part two will be posting on Saturday morning on my other site Walking With Lambs
But immediately a woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit heard of him and came and fell down at his feet. Mark 7:24-25 ESV
It might surprise you to learn, that in long term care facilities, there are also teen-agers in diabetic comas, twenty-somethings, who have suffered strokes and young people with lifelong disabilities who can no longer be cared for by their families. One of these I met in the respiratory ward of a large facility where I volunteered. I was going to visit a friend when I happened to glance in the open door of the adjacent room and saw a teenaged boy lying in the bed. He lay silently with his eyes closed. A lady was sitting quietly by him holding his hand so I paused for a minute, cleared my throat, and introduced myself as a volunteer chaplain.
She turned to smile, then looked back…
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