Passing the Torch – Lighting the Flame

Youth at Allied 8-3-16

The Olympic flame has been carried over the distance of 20,000 kilometers throughout Brazil by 10,000 runners. Tomorrow, August fifth, the flame will finally be lit in Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. That run has not been about who was the fastest or who was the best athlete. The torch relay has been about carrying the torch until the flame is lit.

Last night at Allied Services our youth and some of the parents took hold of the torch for themselves as we together presented the Lord’s prayer, sang some songs and passed out cookies. We dressed as different kinds of people and then one by one spoke our individual parts of the “Our Father” prayer to the residents. One came as a nurse, another a soccer player, one was an FBI agent and another a pastor. We are from all different backgrounds, races, cultures and languages but we all share the same Father. He really is our Father!

To learn more about how you can carry the torch and help to light the flame in nursing home ministry we have two short books with workshop sessions. These are practical resources that anyone can use in their local community and through your local church.

These are both are in e-book format and are available on Amazon.

Music Matters  a guide to music ministry to seniors

Would You Do It For One?  an inspirational guide to beginning a nursing home ministry in your community




Author: pastorpete51

My wife and I serve as members of a worship team at a multicultural church. Our members are from Brazil, Nepal and the U.S.. Because of the many languages and cultures in our local body we face unique challenges, such as how many songs will we do in English today? What new songs can we use in either language that are simple enough for the people to sing. The songs, the devotions and insights here are a small portion of some of the ways God is leading us as we push towards the goal. I pray that these will be both a blessing and an encouragement for those of you who may pass by Praise 2 Worship.

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