Dignity—that is what Ashley, our Harvest Church hairdresser volunteer, displayed at a welfare nursing home last month. After walking in and setting up, she compassionately trimmed the hair of five people free of charge. When the residents asked why, she replied, “Because Jesus loves us!” Ashley obeyed the command, “You shall rise up before the gray head and honor the face of an old man, and that’s how you shall fear your God.” What a great truth, that Ashley can revere God by taking care of—literally—the gray hair of our elderly neighbors.
Love INC Gap Ministries help churches “fill in the gap.” Gap ministries are partnership ministries where the churches work together to meet needs.
In Billings, “Rise to Honor” serves two government-funded nursing homes. The name comes from Leviticus 19:32, “Rise in the presence of the aged and honor the elderly face-to-face”(ISV). Nursing home residents on average get one visit per month.
This Love INC Gap Ministry invites churches to provide one visit each week, offering a loving relationship that gives the hope of Jesus. Caring for the elderly can be done by anyone who can read aloud, talk about the news, sing songs, cut and style hair, teach art and crafts, play puzzles, preach a sermon, teach a Bible study, play an instrument, and the like.
Please join us!
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