In our effort to continue to provide new and better training materials for the nursing home worker we are offering this newly updated and expanded training manual. To the older manual we have added three training sessions focused on music ministry in the nursing home. Anyone within our northeast region is also welcome to ask for us to come and to introduce the training materials in your local church. Our longing and desire as always remains to call attention to the overwhelming needs and challenges to service that lie just the other side of the four walls of your local nursing home.
Our new manual is available on Amazon under the title. “Would You Do It For One? Workbook” or you can follow the link below. Be blessed as you consider the calling to nursing home ministry.
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Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning James 1:17
God being the very source of all light is always in the light and has no place for any darkness. But for us to have no shadow of turning means we must walk directly towards the source of light. As we grow older the temptation to turn away just a bit to the right or left unfortunately never goes away. In the words of Hymn writer Robert Robinson “Prone to wander Lord I feel it, Prone to leave the God I love…”
Our longing to follow straight up the path that our heavenly Shepherd is lead
ing is sometimes muddied by passing moods, circumstances or even close friends. Thank God for that grace our Father gives when our footsteps hesitate along the way. There from just beyond the horizon He calls.
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the left Isaiah 30:21
Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones, for I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father. Matthew 18:10
They are just helpless sheep and a good opportunity to exploit to a wolf. But to the owner of the sheep they are precious and worth defending. They are worth being cared for. They are worth something unexplainable, that links them to the Shepherd.
That is exactly what our Father sees when he looks behind the walls of our modern nursing home. Though the residents may seem to be of little value to our fast paced consumer culture, they are of infinite worth to God. If we will treat these little lambs with kindness their angels will see. Remember that God’s takes special delight in His weakest lambs!
Learning how best to pray for our friends at the nursing home has been an ongoing learning experience. This short video shares some simple insights on how Jesus, the teacher of prayer, would have us to pray today.