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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!