Saturday, December 23, 2017

Nursing Home Ministry Year-End Thank You

Dear Friends,
We are so grateful for each and every one of you who make this ministry possible. 2017 has been a tremendous year in the nursing homes. I have been looking at the figures for 2017 and have had the opportunity to minister 423 times to approx. 3,500 residents on a continual basis. It's like a circuit. (My pastor calls me "The Circuit Ridin' Preacher.") It is difficult to calculate the exact number of salvations, healings, and changed lives because the situations and environments I minister in are so varied. But, I can say, we have seen many, many changed lives and we give all the glory to Him. There are also families, friends, and staff who attend these services from time to time. This also provides more opportunity for ministry. This year we have expanded into 4 different types of facilities: Nursing Homes, Assisted Care facilities, Alzheimer facilities, and Intelligent Deficient facilities. Each type of facility has its own unique ministry.

The Lord said back in 2009 there would be many individuals - "Life Senders" - who would help send the Word into the nursing homes. If you are praying and/or giving financially to this ministry, we call you a Life Sender and part of this ministry. Jesus said in John 10:10, "I am come that you might have LIFE." We pray for you and believe God will multiply your giving back to you in many ways.


Thursday, December 21, 2017


There are very few nursing homes that have as many excited people as Brentwood. They are excited about celebrating the birth of Jesus. We sang all the carols we had and then sang some of them again. There were many shouts during the music; shouts of, "Praise the Lord", "Thank you Jesus", "Hallelujah". I guess you can tell we got a little excited. That's because JESUS IS LORD.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


The activities director was at the front door, waiting for me. The residents were all gathered and ready to sing the Christmas Carols. There was expectation in the air. As we celebrated the birth of Jesus some of the residents shouted out, "Hallelujah." I can't imagine being anywhere else but here.

I continue to think about those of you who are supporting this ministry. Together we are touching many, many lives. Blessings to you and thank you!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017


As I looked around the room I realized; If we were not here It would certainly be quiet and lonely. We are bringing the joy of the Lord through Christmas carols and the Christmas story. Many of these residents do not have family and would be left alone. We emphasis that WE are family, the family of God. And, if you're not, come into the family now. Jesus Loves You!

Monday, December 18, 2017


We are heading into the home stretch of the Christmas season. The closer we get to Christmas, and new year, the more weary I see the residents. They love the season but there are more activities in the nursing homes than any other time of the year. We are keeping Jesus as the focus. He is the reason for the season. We raised our voices and our hands in praise.

Friday, December 15, 2017


When I look into the faces of residents; I am so glad to be with them and ministering to them. The Christmas season and really any holiday season becomes overwhelming to many of them. We are bringing peace and joy to a very busy time. It's wonderful to see smiles come to their faces as they realize someone cares.

I think of all our supporters who make this possible. It is through their prayers and financial support that makes this ministry work. The Lord, said many years ago, there would be many people who would be hooking up with this ministry, following the direction of the Lord. His desire is to care for the widows and orphans who cannot care for themselves. (James 1:27) Then, through the laws of obedience, sowing, and reaping. everyone is blessed.

Thursday, December 14, 2017


The room was full and the residents were ready to worship their Lord and Savior. It's the Christmas season and Jesus Is The Reason For The Season. This is a special time of the year. A time to remember the most important thing - Salvation. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life, no man comes to the Father except by me."

Wednesday, December 13, 2017


As we get closer to Christmas, many residents put on a face of happiness but are lonely inside. We are changing that. Many are alone and have no family around. We are focusing on the family of God. There is a big spiritual family around us we are not thinking about. Jesus is the reason for the season and He is also the reason for the big family. Many of the residents have neighbors and friends living down the hall who they have never considered family. Welcome to the family of God! Yes, Jesus Is The Reason For The Season!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017


Life in a nursing home can be lonely. We are focusing on family, the Family of God. Even though our natural family may not be around, the family of God is all around us. As we confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior our spiritual family becomes huge. We are never alone and heaven is our home.

Monday, December 11, 2017


As I entered the Wagoner facility I could hear a resident say, "Help me, help me," over and over again. I struck up a conversation with her and told her we were going to start singing Christmas carols. She stayed and by the end of the service her hands were in the air and she was shouting, "Praise the Lord!". I love to see lives changed. She will never, never be the same!

Thursday, December 7, 2017


Christmas is a time for family. In the nursing homes it's a good time to emphasis the family of God. We sang many of the old Christmas carols this morning. They put a lot of smiles on the residents faces. Then we looked at Luke 1:37
where the angel Gabriel said, "With God nothing is impossible".

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Warner/Fort Gibson

I was a little surprised at the turnout this morning. We had more residents than normal. It was great. This facility is designed to handle a wide variety of physical needs. During the Christmas season there can also be a variety of emotion needs. Loneliness is one of the big ones. We sang many of the traditional Christmas carols and then looked at the importance of family, the Christian family. Many times our Christian family becomes closer to us than our natural family. In the nursing homes that can be even more so. Then, after the service, I laid hands on the sick. (Virtually everyone in the room.) The angel Gabriel said to Mary, "With God nothing is impossible." We believe that!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017


Christmas is a time when residents in nursing care facilities can feel very lonely. This morning I had many residents asking me about their families; (as though I new something about them). As a result of that everyone in the room got a hug. I treated them as part of my family because they are! It was a wake up call for me. Many of these residents were Christians before I started coming and the rest came into the family since I arrived. We are celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He is our elder brother, our Savior and Lord, our soon coming King. Now it's on to Stilwell.

This afternoon I saw residents speak whom I had never heard speak before. As we praised and lifted up the name of Jesus, faces with no emotion began to smile and sing. God continues to do a mighty work in the nursing homes. Praise The Lord.

Monday, December 4, 2017


I am so thrilled to be ministering at Grace in Jenks. This was only my second time there but we had more residents today than before. We are growing. Before the service ever started there were residents wanting prayer for friends and family. We prayed and believed. I ministered from Luke 1, the angel Gabriel said to Mary, "With God nothing is impossible." Many time, in the natural, we face things that seem impossible. It's so encouraging to know that in Christ nothing is impossible.

Friday, December 1, 2017


It's December and we are full tilt CHRISTMAS. Jesus Is The Reason For The Season. We gathered together and sang Christmas carols. It was fun to watch their eyes light up as they heard the Christmas tunes begin to play. We gave thanks that God was willing to send His son. And, Jesus was willing to come. After the service there were many requests for healing.

Matthew 15:23But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. 24But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. 27And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. 28Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.

Thank God, healing is the children's bread.