Today I traveled another 300+ miles to reach our last 16 nursing care facilities. I looked at my calendar and saw that in 5 days I traveled 1,323 miles and dispersed $2,640 worth of books and CDs to all of my facilities. Every nursing care facility was very, very appreciative of these materials. I received a phone call from one of the facilities I was at today. (They had gathered the residents and already had a hymn sing with one of the CDs.) It's very important the residents follow all medical guidelines. Now we have given them materials to also stand on God's Word in line with health and wholeness.
Wow, it's been quite the day. I have a total of 64 nursing care facilities I have ministered in in the last 10 years. With the sudden closing of care facilities to the public, due to the CV-19 outbreak, I have been aggressively traveling to each one to encourage them and provide books and CDs. (These books and CDs can be used by the activities directors.) Today I was able to travel 374 miles and visit 13 facilities. I have 16 facilities left and I believe I will be able to reach out to all of them tomorrow.
The traveling days have sure been different with no stores or restaurants open. Generally, I will write on my blog during my lunch however there is nothing open. So I am writing now - (8:24pm). Today was a very long but productive day. I traveled 303 miles and visited 11 nursing care facilities. I see a lot of stress in the facilities. There are pockets here and there where I see joy and happiness. It is rare but it is there. I can tell right away they are drawing on the peace and joy of the Lord. One woman saw that I was providing Christian based books and CDs. She was so excited she shook my hand and gave me a big hug. She completely forgot about CV-19 protocol. It is certainly a witness to people looking for answers during a time of need. Life in nursing homes is very lonely right now. I have sensed the need to pick up the pace in my travels and get to the rest of the facilities as quickly as possible. I am looking at maps and checking my supplies. I believe I need to get off the road soon. God is so good to guide me every step of the way.