Friday, April 28, 2017


All I can say is WOW! The staff tell me we had residents in the service that had not responded to anyone for months. I didn't know that because everyone was responding. Those that were constantly 'on the go' had settled down and those that were not responding came alive. It was certainly not me. I had no idea. It was the loving, healing, power of God. This facility truly honors God. It makes such a difference. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved - Saved The Lost

Thursday, April 27, 2017


This afternoon, before the service ever started, some of the residents were talking about several people who had gone on to be with the Lord. What they said was, "They're dead." I could tell they were sad. The kind of sad that you would have if you lost something and thought that you would never see it again. I had a chance to help them. They were not seeing death in the right light. Death, for the Christian, is a doorway to heaven. The apostle Paul said, To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Death is not the end of life. It is changing locations to a better life. We will see them again. We can put them in our future. Well, there was a lot of ministery that went on before the service and then we had a good service. I am so thankful I am doing what I am doing. There are many people in nursing care facilities who have no one. The Lord said, "Go, to strengthen the saved and save the lost."


I have known many of these residents since 2009, which is when the Lord called me into this ministry. Some have gone on to be with the Lord but many are still here. We have grown in the Lord together. This is one of the largest groups that I minister to. This facility is amazing. The activities workers look over the residents. If someone is missing from the service they will find them and bring them in. They want to come but sometimes they just forget.
We raised our hands to the Lord and gave Him praise this morning. He is worthy of all our praise.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


I have been trying to get established in Pawnee for probably 6 months. I think we have arrived. Scheduling has been the main thing. Today, it just worked. It was wonderful. There are many residents who love to sing the old hymns. That brings in others, out of curiosity. We had a great group today. There were even some staff people who came in to sing. We continue to spread the good news that Jesus is Lord. We are now in 25 counties and 37 nursing homes throughout eastern Oklahoma. We continue to: Strengthen The Saved - Save The Lost.

Broken Arrow

For those of you who do not live in the Tulsa area or Oklahoma for that matter, It's been storming last night and today. For me, that's good sleeping weather. I didn't sleep in today but I think a lot of people did. This morning was a pretty light service. I know the residents who didn't show up and I know they will be disappointed when they find out they missed the service. I also know not to wake them up. There will be another day. There were a hand full who came and for those of us who were there, we had a great time together. We lifted our hands and our voices to the Lord. Then, we got into the Word. This ministry has been very determined to be consistent with services and service times right from the beginning. We will be back and God will continue to move, that is certain.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017


The Vinita service just continues to grow. The residents and staff have a real heart to hear the Word of God. This picture is only half the group. We talked about the reasons why Jesus came. Then, at the close of the service I gave an invitation to accept Jesus Christ as personal Lord and Savior. It was a very powerful time. Our mandate is very clear. We are: Strengthening The Saved - Saving The Lost


We had a wonderful 'first meeting' in Inola. Several residents and staff came in. They loved the music. We could have sung the whole time. We did look into the Word of God and answered this question, Why Did Jesus Come? I met a resident who is a Rhema grad. She has a Bible study and is the resident Chaplain. We are going to have a great time here!

Monday, April 24, 2017


It was so good to be back in Wewoka. These residents are hungry for the Word and worshiping God through singing the great hymns of the church. Tears began to flow as we sang. There were many hugs as we comforted those whose loved ones had gone on to be with the Lord and those who have just come back from the hospital. We are family so we care for one another.


Wow, it was a busy morning in Okemah - meetings, meetings, meetings. I had not been put on their calendar for today and they did not have time to gather people together. The staff had several Monday morning meetings scheduled. I said, "That's Okay, you take care of your meetings and I'll take care of the service." I started the music, we started to sing, and the rest is history. Residents heard the music and started filing in. One resident yelled out, "This is better than Charlie Chan." I thought to myself, I certainly hope so.

We are lifting up the name of Jesus throughout eastern Oklahoma.

Friday, April 21, 2017

During a time of prayer

I truly believe we are making connections that are bigger than what we know. We are making personal connections, we are making spiritual connections, but we are making connections for the future. There are ministry things that are coming that we are not aware of yet.

Keep your spiritual antenna up and stay in an attitude of prayer. You have not heard the end of layered ministry. You have no idea what you are capable of. We have a capacity in God that goes far beyond what the natural can imagine. Take my yoke which is easy. And, take my burden which is light.


I was very impressed With Highland Park Manor this morning. This was my first service here. The staff brought a lot of residents into the room, complete with pulpit. I met several residents who have known the Lord for several years. Some have been pastors and some have been missionaries. They love to hear the Word. I think everyone should have the ability to go to a good Word church. And so, We are bringing the Word into nursing care facilities all throughout eastern Oklahoma.

Thursday, April 20, 2017


I have not been in Heartshorne for very long but we have already become very close. We are family. We are making a difference. Many of these smaller communities do not have the resources that we can provide. Several years ago I said, "Lord, I want to help you build your kingdom." I know that may sound strange. But, we are His hands, we are His feet, and we are His voice. We can make a difference and we are making a difference in nursing and assisted care facilities throughout eastern Oklahoma.

Strengthening The Saved - Saving The Lost


We had some new residents in the service this morning. It's really great to see how the veteran residents make the new residents welcome. We lifted our hands and voices to the Lord. What a great service. I asked them, "Who goes to church on Thursday morning?" I guess we do! It is a great honor to minister to these folks. We are family!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


This morning was a very emotional morning. It seems the hymns brought up many good memories. Tears with smiles filled the room. Many residents were singing the hymns by heart. I've always been fascinated how music works on the mind. The Word of God put to music is power to the soul. Praise the Lord.

Monday, April 17, 2017


I want to thank this mornings activity director for doing such a great job bringing residents into the service. We had a wonderful time together singing and looking at what the Lord had for us in His Word. After the service, there was a family gathering around a loved one who was preparing to take her trip to heaven. I had the opportunity to speak and pray with the family. Our mandate is always to: Strengthen The Saved - Save The Lost

Friday, April 14, 2017


This afternoon I saw a resident I have known for several years. The first time I met him, he was in Tahlequah. Then I didn't see him for a while but found him in Muskogee. After that I saw him in Eufaula. Now, he is in Quinton. He is alone and he is lonely. Most of his time was spent crying, during the service. This is Easter weekend. Many of us will be busy doing a variety of "Easter things" and we will be with family and friends. I ask that you remember to pray for the residents and staff who live and work in nursing and assisted care facilities. If you know some one personally, swing by and say "Hi". It will mean more than you know. The resident? We talked for a while and then I gave him a big bear hug. We were both blessed.


On this Friday before Easter, isn't it good to know that Jesus is alive. He is risen! We can put out trust and confidence in Him. We raised our hands and our voices to the King of Kings, Jesus.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


Faith is not something you pull out when you need it. Like pulling money out of your wallet. Faith is a way of life. It's more like breathing. You can't live without it. Obviously we can live naturally but even our natural life can be shortened without faith. This is what we talked about this afternoon. If you new that you could not live without faith just like you cannot live without air . . .


I think we've just had the largest service at this facility. I printed extra song sheet this morning before I left the house but I still ran out. We are definitely growing. As we began to sing I could see hands going up and eyes closing as the residents entered into heartfelt praise and worship. We looked at Mark 11:22. Jesus said, "Have faith in God." There were several who rededicated themselves to the Lord at the close of the service. Praise the Lord!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017


We started out with a group of kids from a day-care singing for Easter. It was great. The residents always like to see little kids. Kind of a hard act to follow but the residents also love the Lord. At the close of the service 2 residents raised their hands wanting to rededicate themselves to the Lord. Before it was over the entire group wanted to pray and rededicate themselves to the Lord. What a great way to spend Easter. We continue our mandate of: Strengthening The Saved - Saving The Lost.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017


What a great time. It's always good to come to Bartlesville. We raised our hands to a wonderful God. So many of the residents are hungry for fellowship. They are lonely. When we get together much of that is helped. We are in fellowship with one another but we are also in fellowship with God. What a wonderful God we serve.


We had a great time in Tulsa looking at Mark 11:22, "Jesus said, Have faith in God." I never get tired of this verse. It is the beginning and the end of life. We raised our hand to God during praise and worship. Then, at the close there were many residents who wanted prayer for their healing. Several rededicated themselves to the Lord and wanted to press into God like never before. Praise the Lord!

Thursday, April 6, 2017


As I entered the Assisted Living service this afternoon I saw a woman who has been coming to these services ever since 2010. There was something different about her today. She was very pale and just stared ahead with no emotion. I've seen that look before. She has had a stroke. These are the times when a church family and a pastor is very important. This is one of the many reasons why I do what I do. She needs a pastor today. We spent some time together and then we prayed. These are the times when standing on the promises of God are crucial.


 "How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?"  Rom 10:14

It is an honor for me to be a "preacher". I'm so thankful the Lord has asked me to minister in nursing care facilities throughout eastern Oklahoma. Several years ago I said, "Lord, I want to help you build your kingdom. Tell me where to go and what to do and I'll do it." I had no idea it would be this. But, I am thankful!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Warner / Fort Gibson

Several of the staff brought in residents for the service today. I really appreciate what they do for the residents and for this ministry. Working together, we are spreading the good news that Jesus is Lord. This facility also caters to younger people who have severe handicaps. The only way they could come to the service is if someone brings them in. Today we had several of them. Praise the Lord! At the end of the service I laid hands on each one of them believing God's healing power to do a mighty work in their lives.

In Fort Gibson we looked at "How To Walk With God." At the close of the service a resident rededicated her life to the Lord. She said, "I just haven't been as close to God as I should be." (We probably all fall in that category.) We prayed together and I found myself rededicating myself right along with her. We can always press in closer.

Monday, April 3, 2017


Our service in Chandler has always been mostly music. There is a need to focus our attention on Him through praise and worship. (It is very difficult to be negative while praising the Lord.) We get our focus off of us and onto Him. He is Lord!


This is what I like to see. Former residents who were healed by faith. Then, well enough to leave the facility and live on their own. Now they are coming back to visit and be in the service.

Having faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the most powerful thing we can do. Today we talked about living by faith. At the close of the service there were many residents who wanted prayer. It is one of the reasons I go - 1. Lift up His name in song  2. Preach  3. Teach  4. Lay hands on the sick. Now it's off to Chandler.