Well, this post is coming out a little later than I initially expected. A work experience opportunity came up and I had to leave rather suddenly. But here I am back…
I think it would be appropriate to begin our updates with ministry opportunities we have had over the past month. I am probably forgetting some, but I will tell about the three that I remember.
On the 15th of August, we had our monthly day of edification and encouragement for the residents of Grace Christian Home. I am sure I have probably said this before, but I will repeat, if you have never been involved in some sort of a ministry toward the elderly (the “widows and orphans”), you do not know the blessings you are missing out on.
Well, this week our theme was “a mirror”. In several ways, the Word of God is like a mirror. First, it is designed to show forth our faults. That means our faults, not others’ faults. I know people do use the Bible to bash each other over the head, but such is not the intent. However, just like a mirror, even when we use it correctly, it will do us no good to notice what we have wrong in our lives if we go away unchanged. We must be doers of the Word, and not just hearers.
Another ministry opportunity some of us had was to help out at the home of a widowed friend.
Last Sunday afternoon, the nursing home at which we have been giving concerts the longest, Connaught Home, celebrated their 40th year. Everyone was encouraged to dress in turn-of-the-century costumes, thus the bonnets. We were honoured to be allowed to play for this occasion. At the same time, we learned a lot about the history of this home. I won’t go into much detail now, but I will mention that the lady whom you see cutting the cake was the first nurse for the home and as been actively involved ever since the first day. We praise the Lord for people such as her who give their lives to serve the Lord.
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.” Colossians 3:23-24