I was looking through a few business cards today and notice that the hospice social worker that was assigned to my wife and I also coordinated volunteer workers. It got me thinking that I may need to volunteer my help to someone else in need.
I do know what a lot are going through and I believe it would help me cope with myself. Sometimes people will need help with the smallest things that others take for granted. It took me 55 years but I now know how to do house chores and such. I can also do things outside the house like mow the lawn or rake leaves.
I learned a lot of "tricks" in moving people around without hurting them. I bet that there are some who just want some company. My wife loved for people to read to her when her eyes would not focus anymore. I noticed also that it was easy for people to talk about Jesus when they are near death and I love to talk about Jesus.
I needed someone to come over and stay with Dale for an hour at a time so I could run to town for things. I could sit with someone for a while. Volunteering my time, which I have a lot of these days, could turn out to be a new ministry for me. I've been told that I need to stay busy and I do enjoy helping people who can't help themselves.
It's a wonderful idea. I've already been praying God would bring you into a new ministry. I can't think of anything better than helping someone in need. There is something about helping another that helps us heal as well.
I hate to be repetitive, but my first thought (as I see was everyone else's) was "What a wonderful idea"!! Oh I do hope you are able to work something out...please keep us informed!!
Yes, that's great idea. Indeed it will bring you up to a new level of friendship and ministry. May the Lord bless you richly as you go forth to help others, trusting the Lord to meet all your needs and to heal your memories.
Thanks for sharing, Brother Justalight
From Hwa Silverpen
So pleased to hear that you are prepared to help others, in such a generous way. You are a natural, at using this God given gift. So good to have such a giving person as you, back at CB. You are an inspiration to us all.
God Bless you, as I know He will.
I met with the social worker today. She liked the idea of me volunteering and set up a date to meet her in the office to go over some things. She said that there was an elderly couple right up the road that could use my help if she is still "with us" when I get set up to help. I guess there are regulations and such that I have to go over and learn before I can start.
It sounds like an excellent way to share Jesus and to just be a help. They freely talked about The Lord to Dale and me. I hope I didn't blow it when I started bawling like a girl. She had to ask a bunch of questions that brought back painful memories. Women are mean! Oh no, my back space stopped working.
Glad it's working out so well for you, alight! I know healing happens as we reach out to others. Giving does not equal receiving. Giving < receiving! You always get more than you give, cuz you kin never outgive God! (was that a good southern drawl?)
Praying for continued healing and comfort for you.
Today I stopped by a very sweet couple's house just to check on them and see if they needed anything. He told me that next week he would like for me to come sit with his wife while he got out to do some Christmas shopping. Blest, I thank God for my knew ministry here around home. Tomorrow I drive to Jackson TN to set up a mission trip in Africa next year. Blest, I promise you I will take advantage of every day God gives me on this earth for His glory!
As of right now I have already been used 5 times to stay with the sick person while the caregiver goes out for an hour or two.