We are having an ever increasing number of patients join us on Tuesday. I think there is an attendant that watches how many people get out of our vehicle and then decide to start opening the rooms depending on how many THEY think we can handle. Our normal size group is now usually over 45 patients.
Although we usually have a prayer time and singing after the craft and snacks, I never want a patient to feel they are obligated to take part in any of that so they can have the coffee and cookies. I know many people think you could not really effectively take the gospel in to a place like Mocrea. Maybe... but we can love them. This last Tuesday after we read a chapter from the bible and had sung I felt moved to do what I guess you would call an "alter call". I had never done that in all the years ministering there at the mental hospital. Again no obligation but if you do believe in your heart then you should confess with your mouth and if there is anyone that had never confessed out loud their belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior that we could lead in a prayer right then. Raise your hand if that is you. There were two or three that raised their hands and stood up. Bogdan started to prayer and have them repeat after him...as Bogdan prayed more and more stood up and joined in - it was...AMAZING! We are to come as little children and that is what they did, I just wanted to share this with you.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
So many times people who visit here ask me where/how do I find the widows and widowers for the Widow's Mite program. Sometimes someone knows of an elderly person that seems to be going hungry and they heard I have a program to help feed the elderly. Priests have asked me to help. I have found them begging on the streets and also going through trash cans looking for food. It takes time to talk with them to gain their trust before they will give me an address so that I can visit. Many have very small pensions and some have none at all.