Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Muskogee/Haskell

I never tire of watching memory care residents sing all the old hymns. They remember all of them. We had residents streaming into the room the entire time I was there because they could here the piano music down the halls. After they sang a little bit they found it easier to care on a conversation. It's amazing how the mind works. We are bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to nursing care facilities throughout eastern Oklahoma.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Barnsdall/Bartlesville

In Barnsdall we meet right at the front door. It's a great place because of the traffic. I like the movement. It doesn't bother me at all. I've noticed that residents, staff and friends all like the service. Today I ministered on "How to make decisions based on the Word". God wants to help us make good decisions. He wants to help us as our Father. The first step is to come into the family through Jesus Christ.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Muskogee

I walked into this mornings facility ready to minister a particular message. As soon as I walked through the room I new everything was going to change. The room looked pretty normal and I didn't notice anything different outwardly, I just new on the inside. I added more music, went to a simple salvation message, and had a very focused prayer for salvation and rededication. God is so good! we continue to: Strengthen The Save & Save The Lost.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah

After the service was over and I was talking with the residents they said, "That was way to short!" That just thrilled me. It's so good to hear they like to praise the Lord and want to know more about Him." We are talking about how to discern His voice and follow Him.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Tulsa/Bristow

When I asked the question, "Does anyone hear voices?". You could tell everyone wanted to say, "yes" but didn't know if they should. The fact is we all hear voices. The real questions are, where do they come from and what do we do with them? How do we make decisions with all these voices. This topic brought in a lot of residents, staff, and guests. It's a question we all have but no one wants to address it. Today we looked into the Word and saw we are a spirit, we possess a soul, and we live in a body. All three areas reveal voices. Everyone started to relax when they realized everyone around them hears voices too. When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior and renew our minds to the Word of God, decision making becomes much clearer. We lifted our voices to the Lord as we honored and worshiped Him this morning. Now, it's on to Bristow.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Life In A Bottle

We are touching people on the streets and on the trails who simple need help. This man needs a Job. We have the means to help him through "Jobs For Life." We are "Strengthening The Saved & Saving The Lost" on the road and on the trail.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Life In A Bottle

"Life In A Bottle" is the name of an outreach project that will begin on August 2nd. I'm excited for the help we can provide to the homeless community. We are committed to: Strengthening The Saved & Saving The Lost. Both on the road and on the trail.

Muskogee/Tahlequah

Two weeks ago I was in Minnesota helping my mom move. It's been a month since I've been in this facility. So, It was wonderful to see everyone again in Muskogee.
This month we are looking at who we are In Christ. I am a spirit. I possess a soul. And, I live in a body. Each one of these areas has voices. We don't talk about hearing voices because we think people will think we are crazy. Yet, we all hear voices. It's good to know where they come from and how to deal with them. We raised our voices to the Lord in praise to Him. There is just nothing that compares to being in the family of God!

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Muskogee

It was another wonderful day at East Gate. We had residents, family, and staff in the service this morning. There were several "amens" and hands raised as we worshiped our Lord. We are realizing that we must be in fellowship with Him every day. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Broken Arrow/Okmulgee

Cedar Crest Care Center is a facility where the administrator called me and asked me to come. She had been the administrator at a facility in Fort Gibson and moved to Cedar Crest. As staff sees God move and work in their facilities they want more of it. The residents also want it. They don't want phony. They want the real deal. They want the true and living God. This morning there were several medical workers, from hospitals and care companies, in the building. They came to help residents who were in my service. As they came in and realized a service was going on they stayed in the back of the room. I asked them to feel free to do what ever they came to do. It wouldn't bother me at all. They said what I was doing was more important. I believe they recognized the presence and power of God. It is a real honor to represent the Lord in this way. We are reaching a nation of residents and staff. Praise the Lord. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Chouteau/Vinita

It's good to be back in Chouteau. I was here over 2 years ago and now I have the opportunity to come back. There were several of us who recognized each other; both residents and staff. It was like a family reunion. We sang the wonderful hymns of the church. We sang, cried, shouted, and gave glory to God. He is so good!

Friday, July 19, 2019

Albert Lea, Minn.

God created family before He created the Church. Family is very important. The Bible says to Honor our father's and mother's and we will have long life. We are also to care for the widows and orphans of the earth. (Mom is also a widow.) Doing so is very close to God's heart. I have noticed this throughout my ministry in nursing care facilities.
This past week I have been helping my mother who is 101 years old. She has been living in independent living. Within the last month or so she has decided it's time to go to assisted living. What an honor and blessing it is to be here to help her move. She is truly a Proverbs 31 woman.
I had a full week scheduled for the nursing homes this week. When I explained to them that I wanted to help my mom move they all said, GO!, we'll see you next time. You need to help your mom. What a Blessing. It's been a great week.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Muskogee

 God is so good. It was another wonderful morning. We talked about running our race by faith. The very first step to running your race for God is to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. There were several residents who rededicated their lives to the Lord this morning. As I was handing out the song sheets, before the service, one of the residents handed me an envelope. It had a Thank You card on the inside. She said, these were prayers she was praying for me. I want to share them with you because these are prayers I will be praying for our supporters.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Muskogee/Haskell

This is a memory unit so we sing a lot here. Toward the end of our time the residents began to ask for specific songs - Power In The Blood, Are You Washed In The Blood, Nothing But The Blood, There's Power In The Blood, Victory In Jesus. It was an amazing time. Those who grew up in the church new all the songs. Those that didn't, wanted to know more!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Barnsdall/Bartlesville

Over the extended holiday weekend Ann and I went to Her folks for her dad's 90th birthday. They are still able to be home and on their own. Then I traveled to see my mom who is 101. She has just recently decided to move to assisted living. She said she could use a little help with laundry, making the bed, house keeping, etc. Pretty amazing at 90 and 101. The reason I mention this is because it has given me renewed vision to minister in the nursing homes. Many of the older generation are not able to live on their own and are found in nursing care facilities.
This morning we had a wonderful time in Barnsdall. There were several in the room. There were also staff who came as they could. Then I was told there were many doors open up and down that halls with residents listening who could not get to the meeting room. We are bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to many, many people on a daily basis. Praise The Lord!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah

There are nursing care facilities that care for ,what we would call, regular or standard nursing care residents. There are also facilities that are equip to care for special needs people. The nursing home in Warner has the ability to care for special needs. This morning the room was over half special needs residents. I get really excited when that happens. I love to hold their hands. Speak the Word over them. Get them to respond and make them smile. There was also a resident who had a stroke 18 months ago and is here for rehab. She is believing she will walk out. I like that kind of faith. We agreed together and I believe we will see it.

Now it's on to Tahlequah!

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Tulsa/Bristow

This morning many of the residents were mourning over a resident who had just gone home to be with the Lord. It was good timing for me to be there. We spent a lot of time talking about family. (The Family of God.) We were encouraged knowing that as children of God He never leaves us or forsakes us. We can always trust Him and His Word.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Muskogee

Well, it was quite the morning. As I entered the building, it was very noticeable, there was no power. The nursing home was installing a new power generator. There were in the final stages of hooking it up so all the power had to be shut down. I was thankful my system was battery operated. The administrator said, "You came at just the right time." all of the residents were in the main hall, in the dark, with nothing to do. We were literally bringing light into the darkness. I started the music. There were smiles everywhere. We rejoiced in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We raised our hands and our voices to Him. By the time the service was over the power was back on. Praise the Lord.

This afternoon was wonderful. The residents were drawing on me. It was so easy to minister. I have always ministered on faith but this afternoon I ministered on "Faith To Run Your Race." After 1 1/2 hours I just had to unhook. I had more response than I've had in a while. God is so faithful to His Word.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Broken Arrow/Okmulgee

This morning it was wonderful to watch residents remember stories and situations from their past. As we were singing some of the old hymns you could see "the lights come on." Then, the ability to share those stories. They were giving testimonies of Gods love and faithfulness. It was so encouraging to hear. We continue with our focus to Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Pryor/Vinita

I started out in Pryor this morning but ended up in Chouteau. There are times when change is important. We did have a good service in Pryor but then as soon as the service was over it was time to go to Chouteau. (I was in this facility several years ago and it's time to come back.) why? I don't know. It just is. I'll be back next month. Know it's on to Vinita for the afternoon.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

Today we are looking at the promises of God. The Bible says, Every promise God has ever made is "YES" to the believer. Salvation is the promise that makes all the other promises of the Bible available. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved." (After a while I just had to unhook because there was no end to this train.)

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Claremore/Nowata

I stepped out of the car and a number popped into my mind - 1864. I walked to the front door and plugged it into the key pad and the door opened. I never memorize the codes to get into these many facilities. I do have most of them in my phone if I need them but before I look them up they usually come back to my mind. I use it once and then a month latter and it will come back again. When things like that continue to happen it's a reminder that I am doing what God wants me to do and He continues to bless me in many ways. This may seem a small thing but it still blesses me.

The room was pretty full when I stepped in. They were certainly ready to sing. We sang songs like: His Name Is Wonderful, Jesus Paid It All, Joy In Serving Jesus, Standing On The Promises, etc. Faith continued to rise throughout the morning. Cares were being lifted and we were simply putting our trust in HIM. It was a great way to start the day!

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Tulsa/Cleveland

This morning it became very evident how much the nursing home ministry means to at least some of these residents. A couple of residents came into the room at the close of the service. They became very emotional when they realized they had missed the service. It took a lot of hugs to get them calmed down. This has become their church. They wouldn't miss it for the world.

We continue to travel and share the Good News that Jesus is Lord.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Muskogee

This morning, as I was looking at a full room of elderly residents, I was struck by the thought that God loves us so much He has given knowledge and wisdom to the medical community so that even nonbelievers can be healed. His end game is that His love will draw us to Him. At the end of the service we prayed for the facility, for the staff, that God would continue to give wisdom and understanding to all the staff so the residents would be blessed. Then we prayed that God's supernatural healing power would fill this place. To God be the glory.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Muskogee/Haskell

It is always a joy to bring the Gospel, through the medium of music, to those who are dealing with memory loss. Music seems to help the memory. As we begin to sing, the residents light up. They begin to talk about things the staff has not heard before. We are Strengthening The Saved & Saving The Lost in spirit, soul, and body.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Barnsdall/Bartlesville

We just had a wonderful time in Barnsdall this morning. I am eternally grateful the Lord has allowed me to minister in nursing care facilities. I believe this to be the bedrock of ministry. James, the pastor of the Jerusalem church said in James 1:27 "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world." I believe that is what we are doing in the nursing homes. we are ministering to those who are down and out. Those who are alone and many without families. We are proclaiming that Jesus loves you. And, Jesus Is Lord!

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

This morning I was reminded of a story I heard back in Bible School. (I'll relay it as I remember it.)
One of my instructors said years ago he had set up his tent in a particular town in California for a 2 week revival. The first full week no one came. He ministered like "a house of fire" to his wife and himself. They took up the offering each night between the two of them and then after the service put the offering back in their pockets. At the beginning of the second week some neighborhood kids peeked under the tent wondering who this crazy man was preaching to an empty tent. Soon others from the neighborhood and community came. The tent fulled up that second week and they had a tremendous response. The revival lasted much longer than 2 weeks. The instructor said if he had packed up and quit after the first few days they would have never known the results of the revival. Then he said This, "Whatever the Lord tells you to do, just do it!"
This morning as I entered our meeting room, half the lights were off and a few residents were watching TV. They were not ready for me. I continued to set up and minister because God had told me to minister in nursing homes. He did not say, "Only minister if you have a big crowd." I am so thankful I have learned to "just do it." Sometimes our situations can cause our emotions to sway us one way or another. The question that needs to be answered is; what did God tell you to do?
By the end of the service several more residents had come in and we had a great service. Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah

We talked about family this morning. The importance of being in the family of God. I stated that being in the family means we are brothers and sisters in the Lord. At one point I said I was going to Tahlequah in the afternoon. When I said that, they wanted to go with me. I said, "What?" They said, "We're family aren't we?" I must have been very convincing. The truth is if we are in Christ we are family. Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Tulsa/Bristow

One of the big reasons the residents come to these services is because they love to sing the old hymns. That's what the activities director told me this morning. So, we sang a lot of hymns this morning. We also looked at John 3:16. As I recited the verse, everyone in the room recited it with me. It's something we all know. We meditated on how thankful we are for our salvation. Then we closed by singing - What A Friend we Have In Jesus. God Is So Good!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Pryor/Vinita

Praise and Worship is very powerful. We use it all the time in the nursing homes. (Music used to lift up the name of Jesus changes the atmosphere.) As I entered the facility this morning; I had the thought, "I need to change the atmosphere." As we began to sing, residents one by one told me of situations they were in. We sang and prayed, sang and prayed. God is moving in the nursing homes. Praise the Lord.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Broken Arrow

What an amazing morning. There was a woman in the middle of all the other residents who did not grow up in church. She did not know the hymns. And, when I talked with her about Jesus she didn't know much about Him. After we sang several hymns I asked her if she would be interested in coming into the family of God; if she would be interested in accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior? She smiled and said, "Yes!" The rest is history and all of heaven is rejoicing.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Claremore/Nowata

We always have such a great time here. These residents love to sing about Jesus.
There are literally thousands of people behind closed doors in nursing care facilities.  These people are moms, dads, sisters, brothers, and friends. They would love to have someone come for a visit. Share the love of God today!

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Muskogee

It is always a thrill to pray with someone to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. This morning was another one of those times. At the close of the service I was talking with the residents and picking up the song sheets. One woman said, "I want you to pray with me to accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior like you said". We held hands and prayed together. Then I gave her a big hug and welcomed her into the family. This just never gets old!

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Muskogee/Haskell

This morning was a tremendous witness for the Lord. This facility is an assisted living facility. There is a high percentage of residents in assisted living who are dealing with some form of dementia. Music seems to help the memory. As we sang the hymns this morning I could see the residents "wake up". Many of the staff could see what was happening. They are very, very grateful we are coming.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Tulsa/Bristow

What a great morning at Maplewood. We praised the Lord and then looked at 2 ways to walk the path that God has prepared for you - 1) Be in the Word and 2) Prayer. At the close of the service we dedicated ourselves to constantly pursue the plan that God has prepared for us. Now, it's on to Bristow.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

This morning I recognized, once again, the need for ministry in nursing care facilities. In most cases there is physical care needed. However, there can also be mental and social care. In this facility all of this is mixed with those who have simply chosen to retire here. This makes a very wide variety of people. This morning this was the cross-section of residents. We had a wonderful time praising the Lord and then spent time in the Word. After the service there were many residents who asked for prayer. God is showing Himself strong in the nursing homes.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah

There were several residents in the meeting room as I entered the door. (It's always good to see staff that prepares for an up-coming meeting.) There are people who live here with a real variety of needs - all forms of long term care - both mental and physical. We raised our voices and praised the Lord with many of the long standing hymns. Then, we looked into the Word and saw that according to His promises He can meet all our needs if we trust Him and receive. Yes Lord, I receive!

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Muskogee

What a great morning. We had a full room with many responses to salvations and rededications. Today we looked at following the plan of God through His promises. Jesus Is Lord!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Broken Arrow


We are finishing up the month by staying on the theme of Easter - "He Is Risen". This morning we saw many residents pressing in and rededicate themselves to the Lord. It might have been cloudy on the outside but the Son was shining on the inside.
Now it's time to hit the trails and minister to the homeless.