Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Broken Arrow

Many times when I ask the question, "How many here are righteous?" I get a response that let's me know we are not ready to fight the good fight of faith. Many times the response is, "No one is righteous!" This morning we turned our thinking around. We need to know that in Christ we have become the righteousness of God. In other words we have right standing with God through Jesus. Then we can fight the good fight of faith. Many raised their hands to the Lord this morning as we worshiped Him in song. Then, we learned how to put on the armor of God so we can fight that good fight of faith.

Monday, September 26, 2016


What a beautiful morning. The residents had walked around the outside of their facility for their morning exercise and then sat on their front porch. That's where they were when I arrived. We just about had our service outside but then the activities director realized not all of the residents would be able come come out. So, we went in. They were ready to sing. We sang: Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know, Oh How I Love Jesus, What A Friend We Have In Jesus, and more. Some of the residents were ready to testify what the Lord had done for them. He is our Healer, Deliverer, Savior, and soon coming King. As we closed the service I laid hands on many and witnessed the power of God heal and deliver. He is so Awesome! Now it's on to Wewoka.

Friday, September 23, 2016


I would guess that approx. half of the group this morning had memory or mental health issues. Some were agitated before I got there. As I began to sing, I walked around the room and held their hands. After a little bit the peace of God filled them to the full. Some of them that were the most agitated fell asleep. That's okay, they needed the rest. For the rest of us we were praising the Lord. Now it's on to Pawhuska: Strenthening The Saved - Saving The Lost.

Thursday, September 22, 2016


Ministering at East Gate Village has been a blessing right from the start. I have been here going on 7 years. The Lord is doing a might work here. We have seen continued salvations, healings, and the joy of the Lord. Those who are bed-fast are asking me to come to their rooms and pray with them. It is an honor and a privilege to be called their "Pastor".

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


This morning I was ushered into an area I had not been before. That means I saw resident I had not met before. It was wonderful. This is an Alzheimer and dementia unit. We are witnessing the Spirit of God do a might work from the inside out in many of their lives. Some have lost the ability to communicate however tears flowed as we sing the hymns. They reached out to hold my hand and wouldn't let go. One man said he had been straddling the fence all his life when it came to God. He said, "I want to know His power." Staff, residents, and myself held hands and prayed with him. What an awesome time.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


As I entered Shady Rest this morning I was overwhelmed with the help necessary to run a facility like this. These are places where the residents and staff need the church.

The definition of a nursing home is:
A nursing home, convalescent home, skilled nursing facility, care home, rest home or intermediate care provides a type of residential care. It is a place of residence for people who require continual nursing care and have significant difficulty coping with the required activities of daily living. Nursing aides and skilled nurses are usually available 24 hours a day. Residents include the elderly and younger adults with physical or mental disabilities.

Imagine a facility where youth all the way through the elderly are cared for 24/7 for both physical and mental issues.

These are the places I call "home." Places where I see and experience the power of God. Places where residents, staff, friends, and family begin to touch and experience the reality of a loving God.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Glenpool / Stillwater

We had a good morning with many in attendance. We raised our hands to the Lord and worshiped Him in song. Then, we looked to the Word and are still looking at the topic: Fighting The Good Fight Of Faith. It is a fight but it's a good fight because God has given us the tools, the weapons, the ability to win.

This afternoon I traveled to Stillwater. We are adding Brookdale Assisted Living to our schedule. Praise The Lord!

Friday, September 16, 2016


This morning was very emotional. Several of the residents were speaking of their loved ones who had gone on to be with the Lord. Tears of sad and glad at the same time. Sad that they can't see them today but glad that they are in heaven. I laid my hands on many of them allowing: the love of God, the power of God, the Goodness of God to flow into them. "Thank you Lord, for allowing me be to be here and to show them your love."

Thursday, September 15, 2016


We had another great service this morning. Residents continued to come in after the service started. We were looking at the advantages of putting on the armor of God. Hands were in the air as we praised our wonderful Lord. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


I was up early this morning and off to Wilburton. 120 miles later and here I am. (It's less that 75 miles as the crow flies.) I'm in the same facility but a different room. A resident looked at me and said, "What can you tell me?" I said, "God loves you and I love you." She began to cry and said, "That's the nicest thing I've heard in a long time, thank you." That kind of talk will lead people straight to God. We are seeing residents, staff and family come to the Lord through the love of God. It is His kindness that leads us to Him - Rom 2:4.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


We had a wonderful service this morning. We have found a room toward the back of the building that is closer to the residents rooms and much more intimate. We are seeing the Lord do marvelous things everywhere we go. Many times they are seen or noticed as staff members come in and point to residents. They are seeing residents do things or say things they did not think they could do or say. Or, things they had never seen them do before. The Bible says in Mark 16:17-18, "And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover." If I am a believer, and I am, then these signs should follow me. They are not generally spectacular in nature but they are always supernatural.

Monday, September 12, 2016


I want to thank each and every one who supports this ministry. You allow me to bring the Good News of The Love of God into nursing care facilities. As I entered the facility in Wagoner there were several who reached out to hold my hand and did not want to let go. They are hungry for love and attention. We began to sing: Are You Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb, Jesus Is The Sweetest Name I Know, etc. Smiles came to their faces and we began to do the works of Jesus. He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever.

Friday, September 9, 2016


It is always a thrill to minister the Word of God. This morning we had both residents, family members and friends in the service. We continue to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Word tells us we have the ability to fight the good fight of faith. A good fight is always the fight that you win! As we continue to stand on the Word of God be become Victorious in Him. Now, it's on to Quinton.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


We had 40+ residents ready to praise the Lord. - (It is interesting to see residents move from one location to another. Yesterday afternoon I saw a man who I first met several years ago in Gore. Then he moved to Eufaula. Yesterday he was in Fort Gibson. Well, this morning I saw a man who I expected to see this afternoon. He has been in an assisted living facility but now he is in a nursing home. I always kid with them and tell them they can't hide from me that easily. I'll find them wherever they go. :) - Back to this morning. We are learning more and more about fighting the good fight of faith. It's all about believing the Word of God is true even when everything around you may say it's not. If the Word says it, I believe it, and that settles it! We closed the service by praying the healing power of God to flow through each and every life in the service. After the service I continued to play music as I went around picking up the song sheets, praying with people, etc. A hymn started playing that says, "Spirit of the living God fall fresh on Me." All the residents began to raise their hands and sing those words. It was an amazing sight. We are all about:
Strengthening The Saved - Saving The Lost

Wednesday, September 7, 2016


There are times when I am hit with the realization that everyone in the facility needs some form of help. I like it when the activities department is having a good day; the residents have been brought into the meeting room and everything is ready for me when I get there. In most cases that is just a dream.

As I entered the facility this morning I saw 5 residents sleeping in front of a TV. No one was in the activities office and the workers that I did see were very, very busy doing a variety of other things. I'm sure the last thing they were thinking of was a "volunteer" coming in to their facility to do something with their residents. Yet, every resident and every employee has needs. There are many possibilities, through God, to meet those needs. I turned off the TV and started gathering residents myself. I let them know that I loved them and God loved them. We began to sing about the goodness and power of God. The atmosphere began to change. Other residents heard the music in their rooms and came out. Then staff started coming in. (The love of God will draw people no matter what their situation might be.) I laid hands on the sick, residents and staff, believing they will recover.

At times when it seems there is no help to be found, there is always help - God! Remember, you and God is always a majority. Now, it's on to Fort Gibson.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


We had several of our regulars this morning but there were also several new residents. We are growing! As we started to sing, Are You Washed In The Blood Of The Lamb, a woman yelled at the top of her lungs, "Yes I Am!" It scared all of us at first but as she continued we got used to it. Today we learned how to put on the belt of Truth - Eph. 6:14. Jesus said, "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life." We continue to: Strengthen The Saved - Save The Lost.

Friday, September 2, 2016


We had just finished singing a hymn when a woman yield out, "I have a testimony." She proceeded to tell us that for the last 3 months both legs from the knees down had been paralyzed. She's beginning to get feeling in her legs and said the power of God touched her. She said, "I'm going to walk out of here!" That brought on a lot of shouting and rejoicing. GOD IS GOOD.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


This mornings service was a great way to start off the month. We've been putting on the armour of God. Today we put on the belt of Truth. Hands were in the air, praising our Lord, as we learned how to strap on the belt of Truth and be led by the Spirit of God. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.