Monday, June 08, 2009

MIssion's Monday - Honduras Part 3

The Nursing Home

For the past 2 years, we have added a stop in the agenda to a local nursing home. This has been especially full of blessings because they are just precious. And it's amazing what one can learn from someone who has lived several more decades than you. Who would have thought?

I really loved how Julie captured this day and these people.

We had so much fun with them. Our children's ministry at First Irving made them cards for us to hand out with a personal note. They also let us sing some songs and visit with them. Last year, we took supplies along so we could give them manicures and do their hair.

We had a great visit with them and I'm so glad we do this now. I hope they are blessed by our visit as well.

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Melissa said...

A friend of mine has found a fun way to serve seniors in a nursing home in her neighborhood AND include her kids: on May Day every year, she buys a huge bunch of carnations for dirt-cheap, takes her little girls, and hands them out to all the residents during their morning social hour. Her pictures are always such fun - the girls get a huge kick out of handing the flowers out, and the residents just fall head over heels for them. Amazing how it never gets old - being thought of, remembered, and cared for.

Mandi said...

Julie has some sereious photography skills!!! I love the one of the sweet lady holding up her newly painted nails!

connorcolesmom said...

I love these Mission Mondays
they always make me smile
The ladies pictured are just beautiful!
Thanks janelle for sharing and reminding me of blessings everywhere :)