Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Tulsa/Cleveland

We are growing at Methodist Manor. I think the word is getting out that we are very serious about the Word of God. We are thoroughly convinced that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. At the close of the service we all repeated together, "Jesus is my Lord."

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Muskogee

I just cannot think of a higher calling than to be asked to share the Word of God with others. We had another full room this morning with receptive ears. With hands in the air and tears in their eyes they worshiped their God. What an amazing morning.

We are:
Strengthening The Saved & Saving The Lost

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Barnsdall/Bartlesville

I never tire of seeing faces light up when we start to sing the hymns. This month we are looking at what it means to renew the mind to the Word of God. We are looking at 3 areas. 1. To know who you are in Christ. 2. To know the character of God. 3. To know what He has promised. There was some shoutin' going on this morning. They're getting it! We have become the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Tulsa/Bristow

This morning we talked about "using our faith to run our race". At the end of the service a woman stood up and out of her wheel chair to give me a hug. Latter I heard she had not been out of her wheel chair and on her own for a year. Praise The Lord! She said, "I think I could run across the room."

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Broken Arrow/Okmulgee

We are definitely growing in this facility. The administrator here new me from another facility she had been working in. When she moved here she called and asked me to come. It is an honor to represent the Lord in all these facilities. We are ministering to residents, staff, and guests; anyone who is willing to listen to the Good News. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost throughout eastern Oklahoma.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Chouteau/Vinita

I am back on the road again and what a wonderful morning. Residents and staff were ready to praise the Lord. This service becomes a real witness to the rest of the facility. After the service there were many who requested prayer for a variety of things. We have a God who loves us and wants the very best for us. We are pressing in to Him!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

We had new residents and new visitors this morning. I always like to see new people. One of the visitors was a pastor from the area. He came to visit a resident but had also heard about the nursing home ministry and wanted to see what it was all about. We are reaching the nation of the elderly, the nation of the homeless, and all those who find themselves in long term care facilities.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Claremore/Nowata

Music was the priority this morning. It was a wonderful time of praising the Lord. It's been 2 months since I've been here. We were so excited to see each other again. We are family.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tulsa/Cleveland

It was so good to be back in Methodist Manor. We have become family. At the close of the service there were many who asked for prayer. Mostly for their families. (We prayed together.) These are moms and dads, grandmas and grandpas who have their families on their hearts. I've always said, "As long as you are breathing God has a plan and a purpose for your life." I have found many times that residents have a heart of prayer for their families.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Muskogee

This morning we sang many of the hymns these residents grew up with and love. At the close of the service they did not want to give up their song sheets. I kept hearing, "It's mine. You can't have it!" (Before every service I take the time to greet everyone in the room and hand them a song sheet if they want one. Then, after the service I go back around to pray, speak with, and pick up the song sheets.) This morning was special. It was a service they wanted to keep. They did not want to let go. So, many of the residents have song sheets. When I get home I will simply print more. We are reaching many residents, throughout eastern Oklahoma, with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Praise The Lord!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Muskogee/Haskell

It is always such a joy to minister to those who work and live in memory facilities. When I begin to play and sing the old hymns, their faces light up. They remember! And that is a great beginning!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Barnsdall/Bartlesville

It was good to be back in Barnsdall today. I am ministering on who we are in Christ. 2 Cor. 5:17 says, if you are in Christ you are a new creation. We emphasized In Christ. The Bible says it is possible to be In Christ. Praise The Lord!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Muskogee/Tahlequah

It was so good to be back at Brentwood this morning. These people truly love the Lord. We raised our voices to God in praise and worship. Then, we renewed our minds to the word of God. The promises are true and real. We can stand on the promises of God. At the close of the service we all agreed we wanted to be closer to God. It's time to press in even more.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Warner/Tahlequah

I like to get into situations where it has to be God or it won't work. In Mark 11:24 Jesus said, "Believe that you receive when you pray and you shall have." The key to receiving from God is believing you HAVE received when you pray and BEFORE you see it. Many people believe it when they see it. This morning there were several residents in geri chairs and in need of healing. We looked at this scripture and believed together. Yes Lord, we believe!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Broken Arrow/Okmulgee

Today it seems everywhere I go and everywhere I look there are people in need. Even the homeless are standing out side McDonald's. The Lord has been very gracious to allow me to help these people. We have what I call the 6B's. We have Bibles, a mini Bible School, Bars, Bottles, Blankets, and a Brochure that explains available help in the area. Some of these items are packed in a bottle. We call it "Life In A Bottle". Yes Lord, I will go!

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Chouteau/Vinita

I had a wonderful opportunity to minister this morning. A woman who lived in the nursing home had just gone on to be with the Lord a few hours before I arrived. I was setting up my equipment to get ready for our service when the activities director came in to let me know what had just happened. She asked if I would like to speak to the family. I said, "yes". As I entered the room I could see the woman was still in her bed. Family, friends, staff, and hospice were all there and waiting for the funeral home staff to arrive. I was introduced and then began to minister to everyone in the room. We prayed together and had a group hug. What a blessing to be there at the right time and in the right place. After all that I went back out to the dining area and we had our morning service. Praise the Lord for His Goodness. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved & Save The Lost

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Muskogee

As I entered the nursing home this morning I sensed that music should be a big part of the service. We began to sing and I noticed an incredible response. Many more residence came in to the service. Then, those who were in the service began to raise their hands and praise the Lord. We continued to sing and praising the Lord for 45 minutes. Everyone wanted to continue but it was time for lunch at the facility. There was also a tremendous response for healing and salvation. God Is So Good!

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.