Tuesday, March 28, 2017


I have been looking and watching for honor the last few weeks. I'm talking about honoring the Lord and His Word. Vinita is one of the places where I find true heart felt honor of the Word. It is not the only place but it is one of the places. Honor is a big word in the Bible. Today people came to the meeting however they could get there and we honored the Lord.


This morning I visited with the staff in the Inola nursing home. It is always good news to announce we will be in another new facility starting next month - Inola. Now it's on to Vinita for this afternoons service.

Friday, March 24, 2017


This was one of the most incredible stops I've made. First, I will be coming to Barnsdall starting next month. Second, the activities director is also a local Sunday-school teach. She was tired and ready to quite her Sunday-school class. We talked about that for a while and I realized I could help her in that area. We are going to provide resources for her and her class. She got real excited and just new this was a "God" meeting. Praise the Lord. I continue to pray, "Lord, tell me where to go and what to do and I'll do it."

We continue to travel eastern Oklahoma: Strengthening The Saved - Saving The Lost


This was my first official meeting at this facility. Last time I was here it was to set up a regular schedule. I did pull out some of my song sheets and we sang for a while. I am scheduled right before their morning exercise class. We sang right into the exercise time with the person leading the exercises singing with us. Finally a staff member came in and said that it was important that the residents got their exercise too. They didn't want to stop singing. It's always exciting to see the power of the Word working in peoples lives. Some of these old hymns are just filled with the Word.

Thursday, March 23, 2017


After this mornings service I realized we had been talking about the Promises of God, in the Word, but not actually going to them to find out what they say. So, I spent some time during lunch jotting down some of the promises. This afternoon we started out the same, looking at Eph. 2:10, then we looked at one verse in particular.

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. Psalms 103:2-5

After 1 1/2 hours we just had to quit. 


This facility honors the Word of God. It makes such a difference. Both residents and staff press in to the Word. They want to grow. We had a wonderful time this morning as we raised our hands and our voices to the Lord. At the close of the service it was a natural thing to rededicate ourselves to the Lord.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


The service in Pawnee went well. This is only the second time I've been in Pawnee. Many residents came in that I recognized from last time. I get the impression they don't get a lot of churches or ministries coming in. There were many tears and uplifted hands as we sang the old hymns. What a wonderful time. There were many questions about when I would be back. So, I think it went very well. Praise the Lord!

Broken Arrow

This was a wonderful service. The residents came in like sponges ready to soak up the Word. Many of us have never been taught how to be led by the Lord. Or, how to follow the path that God has prepared for us. It's a wonderful life. It doesn't matter where you are or how old you are. God has a plan and a purpose for your life.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


There must have been some form of training, hands on, in service, for nurses this morning. There were medical coats and stethoscopes everywhere. They seemed very pleased to see someone come in to sing the hymns and open the Word. I had a companion with me today. Everywhere I went he went. I guess after we had talked about family and being brothers and sisters in the Lord; he realized I was family.

Monday, March 20, 2017


This is a ministry that shares the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout eastern Oklahoma in nursing care facilities and beyond. I say beyond because we are also ministering through the internet by way mp3 audio messages, video messages, and printed books. We are using every form of technology we can find and figure out. There are many ways to share the message however the message itself does not change. It is the Word of God. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life." That is the foundation of what we preach. This morning I ministered in Tulsa. We lifted our hands to the Lord and magnified Him for who He is, What He has done, and what He continues to do in our lives. He is Lord!

Friday, March 17, 2017


This was the final meeting for the week. It is another new facility for me. I call this picture POTENTIAL. We had a great time together. A few more came in after this picture, but not many. I look forward to growing this over the next several months. I love to see rooms like this fill up. We are changing lives all over eastern Oklahoma.


I went to a new nursing home in Okmulgee today. Starting next month I will be ministering in Highland Park Manor. I'm excited about the development. I have been wanting to minister here for the last year. The time is now. Praise the Lord!

Thursday, March 16, 2017


There was certainly a lot of ministry this morning. We started by looking at Eph. 2:10 (amp). This is the second time we've looked at this verse. We are learning how to find and follow the path that God has for each one of us. At the end of the service everyone one in the room wanted prayer. Now I'm off to Hartshorne.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


The last two times I've been here the activities director was not here. So, today was the first time I'd seen her in 3 months. I mentions to her that the last two times I'd been here I could tell they were getting ready for Bingo. (Bingo is HUGE in the nursing homes.) She said, "Oh yes Bingo comes right after you." It reminded me of a time in the 80's when several of us, up in Iowa, ministered at a mission on Sunday afternoons. They had a rule at the mission. If you don't go to the service you can't get in line to eat their evening meal. (The service was always full.) So, I said to the activities director, "What if we said, If you don't come to the service you can't play Bingo." Her eyes got real big and with a smile on her face she said, "We would double the crowd instantly." We might have something! :)

We did have a great service. We are changing lives all throughout eastern Oklahoma.


I had some staff photo bomb my picture. But, that's okay. We were having an amazing time with the residents. They came in a little confused. (This is an Alzheimer facility.) After singing some of the old hymns, they brought back memories of family, friends, and times together at church. Some cried and some laughed as the memories came. But, even through the tears they said, they were good memories. Within these hymns are some very powerful truths from God's Word. The Bible says, it is quick and powerful. It certainly was this morning.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Today must be the day for questions and prayer. this afternoon (In Bartlesville) I had the same as this morning (In Tulsa), many questions and much prayer. This is probably no different then any where else. When people get to know each other better, and trust is developed, there will be more personal questions and then opportunity's to pray. We may trust God but then we must trust people in order to develop relationships. People is what ministry is all about.


We gathered in a larger room today because it was necessary. It's wonderful to see these "churches" grow. There were many residents who wanted prayer today. Isn't it wonderful to know we have a God who hears and answers prayer? I am so thankful for my heritage at Rhema Bible College.

Monday, March 13, 2017


It's exciting to watch resident "light up" when they hear God is not through with them yet. I tell them  all the time, "As long as we are breathing, God still has a plan and a purpose for their lives.


Amazing Grace, Are You Washed In The Blood, Because He Lives, and Blessed Assurance were just a few of the hymns that could be heard up and down the halls in Wagoner this morning. We are sharing the uncompromised Word of God. When Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life," It's more than the way to heaven. He has also provided a way to live life here and now. He has provided a path for each one of us to follow. It is what the apostle Paul referred to as "The Good Life" in Eph. 2:10 amp. We got excited about that this morning. He is Good!

Thursday, March 9, 2017


We've been focused on Eph. 2:10 in the amp. We can know the will of God for our life. It should be the norm but sadly it is not. We saw that there is a path that we can follow. And, on that path all of our needs will be met. We had a 99 year old man in our meeting this afternoon. He shouted out, "Amen," and then proceeded to tell us, "that's how I get up in the morning!"


We had one of the largest groups ever, this morning. All the praise and glory go to our wonderful Lord and Savior. This facility really honors the Word and it is a blessing. We had residents, family, staff, and friends in attendance. When I first started the nursing home ministry back in 2009 the Lord said, "Have a traditional service with a full-Gospel message. Never talk denomination but always talk Bible." We are growing as a family, the family of God.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


I think I have become addicted to chasing after God. This afternoon we looked at Eph. 2:10, in the amplified version, and talked about following God. We all got very excited. It doesn't matter how old/young you are. It doesn't matter where you live. It's possible to follow after God and get on the path where every one of your needs will be met. Praise The Lord!


At the close of the service there was a woman who asked for prayer. She said her husband was not expected to live longer than 2 weeks but he has already out lived that. He is in a different facility and she does not know any more than that. Then she said she has 2 broken hips and in a lot of pain. Another resident overheard this and wanted to join in prayer. We have such a wonderful God. He meets all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. We prayed and her pain left. We are also agreeing according to the Word that her husband will live and not die.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017


Stilwell is another facility I have not talked about much because it's an afternoon service. Many times I would write about the morning services during lunch but then after the afternoon service I would just go home. Now I am stopping on the way home to write more about the afternoons. (It is literally half of all the nursing homes.) I've been ministering here since 2010. We've seen salvations, healings, and one resident even sang "Amazing Grace" in Cherokee. Today we looked at "How To Be Led By The Spirit Of God." These are some topics residents have never heard of before. There soaking it up like sponges. God is so good.


It is an honor to bring the anointing of God to those in nursing care facilities. To see hope come to what seems to be hopeless situations. This morning we talked about being led by the Spirit of God. It does not matter where you are or what your situation is, we all have the ability to follow the plan of God. That is the very, very best thing we could ever do. Music seems to bind us together. Then, by the end of the service everyone is ready for prayer. Now, it's on to Stilwell.

Monday, March 6, 2017


We are establishing a well-knit group in Chandler. There are many residents here who do not seem to have a spiritual connection with each other allthough they are Christians. We are strengthening that connection. Singing together and studying the Word together is developing "Family".


So many times it's easy to miss the supernatural when you're looking for the spectacular. This morning there was a woman who was brought into the meeting in a geri chair. She has been in this facility for some time. She is on a feeding tube and has not responded to anything: speech, touch, etc. Her eyes stay closed and she does not speak. Her vitals seem to be stable so she is here. I was ministering on the Goodness of God. He is good all the time. At the close of the service we began to sing "Standing On The Promises." There was a friend of this woman's who came to see her and was sitting with her during the service. She glanced over to look at the woman in the geri chair but then I noticed she quickly glance again. The woman in the geri chair was singing the hymn but very softly. you really couldn't hear her but you could see she was singing. The visitor began to cry as she realized her friend was hearing and responding. As a result the visitor reached out to hold her hand. When she did the woman squeezed her hand. She was responding. It was the beginning of something we had not seen for months. It may not be spectacular but it is supernatural. God is good all the time.

Friday, March 3, 2017


Last month I had made a change in nursing homes for Holdenville. Today, when I went to the new home, before I every went inside, I new it wasn't right. I headed back to the original home and they welcomed me with open arms. (It's so important to know the difference between following emotion -vs- being led by the Spirit.)


We had another wonderful service this morning. There were 35 residents brought into the service and we had church. At the close of the service we sang, Standing On The Promises Of God. Then, a woman, off to one side, with a broken voice and tears in her eyes, began to sing - "Oh Lord you know I have no friend like you. If heavens not my home then Lord what will I do. The angels beckon me from heavens open door and I can't feel at home in this world any more." Then, she paused and looked at me. (She had that look that I have only seen in a mothers eye.) She said, "I'm 95 years old and probably won't be here much longer. Preach the Word." I truly believe, that was God speaking to me. I remember telling the Lord, "Lets build Your kingdom. You tell me what to do and I'll do it." This morning, we were all blessed!

Thursday, March 2, 2017


Brookdale Assisted Living is another facility I have ministered in for close to 7 years. I have not said much about it because it is an afternoon service. Up until a few weeks ago I would write about the morning services during my lunch time but then not say anything after my afternoon service. Brookdale is a wonderful facility. Many times in the assisted living facilities we get into the Word a little deeper. I can sense a pull from the Spirit of God to say more. This afternoon we talked about being filled with the Spirit of God with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. Many of the residents shared their experiences of being filled and then being led. Others were listening intently wondering what this was all about. We are growing in the Word.


Wow, what a morning. The residents sang louder than I have ever heard them sing before. My message was - The Secret To The Good Life. It's not that complicated. 1.Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. 2.Be filled with the Spirit of God. 3.Be led by the Spirit of God. At the end of the service there were several wanting to be filled with the Spirit. Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Warner is the very first nursing home I ministered in when I started this ministry. I am very grateful for their hospitality to me. We sang for virtually the entire service this morning. Then, I prayed with everyone who came into the service. After the service was over I went to many of the rooms where residents could not get out. Their eyes just lit up when they realized someone came to see THEM. The Bible tells us, we are to go into all the world. This is part of that world. Thank you for helping me go!