My church went to visit an elderly home and this was my experience.
River of Life Outreach and Evangelism team. (I sneaked in..jiji)
The history in this room, i couldnt wait to hear, what they wanted to share.
I met uncle john a 92 year old man who worked for GSP tolls for 21 years, independent until 3 years ago had a stroke and now he is here. I made him laugh and saw life come into his green eyes. His whole face changed. he said he has his good and bad days but bad days are the worst….He is alone..
Met Rog, i prayed for his eyes.. Blind for 11 years. I told him I believe in a God of miracles and he said “i will see again one day.”
Met Esperanza after the prayer, she was crying, I asked to hug her and she said yes please and i just held her, telling her how she was fearfully and wonderfully made, how precious and beautiful she is. All she said through her sobs was “thank you thank you.
Met Carmen, i was drawn to her from the beginning. Very Quiet, not attentive, she seemed like she was far. I caressed her back, touched her hair and she would stay so still. I knew she was receptive. All I thought was, when was the last time she received just a simple touch …. affection. Out of nowhere she starts speaking you can’t understand, but she is saying something. The nurse tells me that is so weird, she NEVER talks. I just smile. They ask one last time who needs prayer and she screams ME.. I looked at the nurse and she is amazed and teary eyed. I go pray for Carmen, when i am done the music is still playing and i whisper in her ear, canta carmen and she repeats”canta” my heart leaped and i couldnt stop crying. What love, affection and attention can do.
Prayed for Mary the nurse, this is one of the hardest jobs you can have. In an atmosphere so tense, sad and overwhelming, you lose sight of who you are, you lose hope and what you are capable of doing. She was overjoyed and strengthened. You could see the light in her face again.
What an amazing experience. This is what we are called to do. I share this to encourage you to join us next month. Invest time in people, its the best feeling you could have.