In the twenty-five years of dedicated service to the elderly, their caregivers, families, and others, we have often been told that folks were truly benefitted and wonderfully touched by the Lord. We can honestly say that we have seen many miraculous answers to prayer; this year we prayed for a woman laden with cancer; now her PET scans show NO cancer!
This year we lost almost all of those remaining elderly that we really knew well and did many Memorial services. Last month shocked us as a new administrator at a key site ordered staff to remove all Christian symbols from the building and later we were told to stop holding service; we were replaced with a video series of religious programming.
Then the post office closed our ministry’s PO Box, even though we paid the rental fee on time. They said our check was defective. Our bank confirmed in writing that our check was fine, but the postal supervisor said once a box is closed, their computer system cannot reopen the box to the original holder regardless of the circumstances; all appeals failed.
Although the ministry’s income had been relatively stable in past years, this year’s funding significantly diminished, yet our expenses such as health insurance have increased fifty percent. We have taken all these happenings as clear signs that it is time to change direction and expand the ministry’s focus or perhaps even join with another ministry. For now we continue to minister to the elderly on a smaller scale until we find out God’s plan!
We are very grateful for your past participation during these many years in helping us share the gospel of Jesus Christ to an older generation! We trust that treasures in Heaven await us and God knows that the foundation that we have built on is sound and sure, prepared for an expansion into a bigger work. May our good Lord lead us all in right paths for His Name’s sake towards doing what eternally really matters to Him!