Christmas Joy filled our Nursing Homes Because you care …
Girl Scout troop # 32059 Coyote Hills, neighbors, Church groups and friends…together we filled the need….98 shawls, 157 lap blankets, and 38 crocheted throws along with 300 small wrapped Christmas packages. During Christmas week, we had as few as 10 join us to as many as 35 on Christmas Eve. Sharing cookies, smiles and laughter…listening to Scripture, prayers and music these gifts…filled rooms and hearts…theirs and ours.
Add music and Santa and everyone smiles!
Donna Ewing, Lee Jones and Steve Jones the Melody Minstrel’s gave us over 15 hours of music!
The young hands of Scout troop #32059 sewed 73 fleece shawls each in fun bright colors with pockets (over 50 hours), a pattern created by Women of Family Fellowship from EV Free Church in Fullerton last Mother’s Day. The Scouts community service efforts gave their “warm hearts” to the elderly in Orange County as Christmas gifts. We give a special thank you to Scout Leader, Vicki Gilbertson and her family. Also Calvary Chapel East Hills sewed shawls from the pattern to bless 35. Thank you EV Free for inspiring so many!
Blessed are those who comfort…
2 Corinthians 1:3 “…. God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
Something to think about….
Investing in others’ lives is not always easy, and on occasion it can be quite costly. It requires time and emotional energy, but Christ has given us a promise in Luke 6:38: “Give, and it will be given to you.” This verse isn’t speaking just about money. The Lord will multiply whatever you give in service to Him. If you sacrifice your time to help someone, He’ll give you adequate time for whatever else He knows you need to do. If ministering to someone leaves you emotionally exhausted, He promises renewal. Giving ourselves away to others is not a life of deprivation but one of spiritual growth, joy, and fulfillment.
Those living in nursing homes don’t even use a telephone very often; they prefer face-to-face contact. You’re invited to come with us…visit a lonely elder in a nursing home …face to face…
Together we are touching those in Nursing Homes one face at a time from 2003- January 2014 = 127,153
Room Visitation 27,152 in our Special Volunteer services 12,168
Christmas in our hearts all year long. Irish & Judy Kane