Would You Go For One? – Challenge Day 1

The difference between reading about nursing home ministry and committing to this short training course is the same as the difference between what Jesus did when He met the woman at the well and what the disciples did that day.

Nepal and India 126Jesus used  the opportunity to help just one person and he reached an entire village. The disciples went into the village without telling a single person about Jesus! When I was able to travel to Nepal a few years ago we had some days when we only did what the disciples did, we walked through the towns and met people just like the woman at the well, but we didn’t say a word. We were separated by language and culture from knowing how to even buy a single fruit from the vendors. But on special days we went into small villages and by the help of translators and local pastors we were privileged to share the message of the love of Jesus What unforgettable moments those were!

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Here is your challenge for week one. Meet one person who is a resident in a nursing home. If you already know someone (like a family member) and have visited on occasion, then dedicate this week to meeting someone new. After you have made your visit this week take some time and begin a journal on your efforts. Here are a few questions you might want to ask yourself.

  • Who else is visiting them and how often do they come?
  • How many people are in the facility where they are living?
  • Is their stay permanent or will they be going home?
  • What area did you have the biggest struggle with?
  • What did you like the best?
  • What ideas, plans or feelings changed as a result?
  • When will you visit next?

Calling 911 for God’s Help

I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

There are some days when I fell like David when he was looking for help. Today we see upheaval in our nation and in our world and sometimes it makes me feel like a drowning man grasping for straws. I look to the foundations I have counted on all my life and things are being shaken – but God’s help remains sure and solid. Last Sunday we listened to a missionary couple who had lived through the Nepal earthquakes and they recounted the devastation wrought by the two major earthquakes and the 604 aftershocks that continue till today. At their orphanage they appoint one person each night to stay awake and keep watch with a basin of water as their alarm clock. If the water begins to move back and forth they know the earth is moving again and they ring a bell to awaken the others.

In the same way today God is watching over us. Though all around us is unstable, He remains firm and unchanging. Though we lie down and sleep He remains vigilant watching over His children. We can trust and know with a calm heart that are lives are firmly held in the hands of the God who created those moving mountains.

Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Psalm 46:2


God has a help line open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. To get an answer we only need to get on our knees and call Him up, and He will answer!

I know Jesus is on that mainline
Tell Him what you want
Jesus is on that mainline
Tell Him what you want
Jesus is on that mainline
Tell Him what you want
Call Him up and tell Him what you want

Jesus on the mainline

by Ry Cooder

Nepal Earthquake Update Channel 16 News


Though the devastating 7.8 and 7.3 earthquakes that happened last month in Nepal are far from today’s headlines, the rebuilding and relief efforts continue. According to our friends Pastors Silvio and Rosemari Silva there have been over 604 aftershocks with a magnitude of 4.0 or higher that have continued to this day! “It is a nation built on Jello!” Pastor Silvio told us. Lets continue to remember, pray and give even when the world forgets.

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Update from village in Nepal

Here is a report from some Brazilian missionaries we work with in Nepal with their Photos  Supplying Seeds Ministry has been going to Nepal and working with several missionaries over the last 12 years To find out how to help email us at Contacts@supplyingseeds.com Pastor Lucas in NepalMore destruction in NepalPastor Lucas in mountain village

Translation: “Brothers and friends, I have just received news from Nepal. Pastor Lucas went today to one of the villages where we help the pastors to see how they were. The houses are all completely destroyed. The only thing standing is the church we built with the help of our brothers in Brazil and America, and it is serving as a shelter. The building will need to be repaired but the greatest need today is for food, water and medicine. He (Lucas) has been heavily impacted by what he has seen and feels the pain of our brothers. “How can we help some but not others? No we need to help them all!” Lucas said. This is just one of the villages and there are several others. In one of those which he went through the strong terrble smell of the dead bodies was everywhere. Lucas thought that he would set up a big tent to give shelter, food and water and medicine. Brothers Pray for Nepal. Pray for us and let’s all give.”   Sheyla Mortosa Barbosa

Original text: 

“Irmaos e amigos, acabei de receber noticias do Nepal. O Lucas hoje foi em uma das vilas onde apoiamos pastores, foi ver como eles estavam. As casas estao destruidas, somente esta em pe a igreja que construimos com o apoio de irmaos do Brasil e America, a qual esta servindo de abrigo.

As construcoes terao que ser reerguidas, mas a necessidade maior hoje e comida, agua, remedios.

Ele esta bem impactado com tudo que viu, sentindo a dor dos nossos irmaos. “Como vamos ajudar uns e os outros nao? Temos que ajudar todos!” Fala do Lucas.” Sheyla Mortosa Barbosa

Esta e so uma das vilas, tem varias ainda.

Em uma delas que ele passou o mal cheiro estava muito forte, por causa dos corpos das pessoas que morreram.

O Lucas pensou em armar uma grande tenda e suprir os desabrigados com comida, agua e remedio.

Irmaos orem por Nepal, orem por nos, e vamos contribuir.

Wnep Channel 16 at New Covenant Fellowship Church for Nepal fundraiser

Those who have been following my updates from our friends in Nepal will be gratified to know we were able to have the local news station come in last night and report on our fund-raising efforts to send money to Nepal today. At the mission we are working with there are over 300 girls sleeping outdoors and in desperate need of food, water and blankets. The roads are impassable in and out of Kathmandu to heavy truck traffic and rail. The supplies are available through local stores and farmers who can bring in things from the surrounding countryside Nepali style.

Please pray for The Apples of God’s Eyes ministry and the leadership under Pastors Silvio and Rose Silva and the girls and boys in their care.

Here is an excerpt from the Newswatch 16 article

“Every month we send support to them and because of the earthquake they have there now, we have to raise funds to help them,” explained the pastor, Dr. Joliam Sampaio.Meninas after earthquake

Sampaio was in Kathmandu just last month and has visited Nepal 10 times in the last decade for missionary work and other help. Now, he says their support will need to be ramped up.

Money raised from selling tablecloths which were made in Nepal will go right back to helping those affected overseas.

“That’s the only thing that’s going to get in is money,” said Peter Caligiuri, assistant pastor. “We can’t ship supplies. We can’t ship blankets. We can’t ship clothing, not right now.”

There will be a food festival at the New Covenant Fellowship Church in Taylor on May 2 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. where you can buy those tablecloths from Nepal to help earthquake victims”


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James 2:15-16  Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?