It’ll Bless You

Last year, the Lord laid it on my heart to go on Christian service. Christian services are weekly ministries PCC hosts in the Pensacola area. They have everything from children’s ministries, to juvenile center ministries, to retirement home ministries, to even door-to-door soul winning ministries. The Christian service I went on was a nursing home ministry.

The first time I went, I was so nervous. However, when I met all of the other people going on the Christian service, they were really kind and nice, and I instantly felt welcomed. The more I talked to them, the more I got excited about going to the nursing home.

After everyone going to the nursing home arrived, we piled into a few vehicles and headed off to the nursing home. When we arrived, I was still a little nervous, but I took a deep breath and headed inside.

Inside, eight or so smiling elderly faces immediately welcomed me. They were all just happy to have someone visit them. A few of the girls with us went to visit with and sing to the people who couldn’t come into the main fellowship hall where the rest of us were. The rest of us shook hands, sat, and chatted with the elderly people until we started our little mini service.

After about ten or so minutes, we passed out songbooks to everyone and began singing a few hymns. After singing, one of the guys from PCC got up and preached a short sermon. After the sermon, we passed out cookies and punch that the staff of the nursing home had made for us. While the elderly people ate the snacks, we talked to them some more. After more visiting, all of us girls stood up and sang several songs for them. A few of the residents just sat there and enjoyed the special music, but some of them actually sang along. One lady even pointed to the leader in our group and smiled and winked at her.

It was a blast. I enjoyed listening to all of the residents’ stories, and I enjoyed seeing them have such a good time. Overall, I just enjoyed getting to show the love of Christ to them, and was eager to do it again. I encourage you this year to go try a new ministry; you might be surprised just how much it’ll bless you.

6 Responses

  1. Roseann

    I know that Christian service was always such a blessing to me–it’s amazing how God works that out, isn’t it?

  2. Paige Mueller

    Going on christian service is alot of fun. I aslo go to nursing home for christian service but what we do is go door-to-door. It is a blast to go because we get to talk to the older folks and get to hear what they remember what it was like being young again.

  3. Christian

    Christian services are definitely a blessing. You can learn a lot just by going out and helping people. Nursing homes are a great ministry opportunity. Many elderly folks don’t have any family to visit them, so it’s definitely a blessing when they get visitors. Thanks for this post.

  4. Darian DePerte

    I love Christian Service too! It’s a two-way street because you go there to be a blessing, but leave feeling like you got the bigger blessing. (:

  5. Lauren Zacharias

    I love the dear people at Carpenter’s Creek. Before I leave for Christian Service, by intention is to be a blessing to someone at the service, but one of them always ends up being a blessing to me. Just the other week I got to talk to a lady who was new to the home. I noticed that she had been very touched when we girls sang earlier. She told me all about herself and the trials she’d gone through, but never once did she complain; she praised God for everything that happened in her life. I left that night amazed at her faith and blessed by her testimony. I realize that not everyone’s schedules can accommodate regular attendance to a Christian Service, but I strongly encourage everyone to get involved as much as possible if for no other reason than to be spiritually refreshed, be a blessing, and receive a blessing from others.

  6. Miss Nadaskay

    Why not make your weekly Christian service activity a lifelong habit? Wherever the Lord leads you, plan to serve Him by ministering at a nearby nursing home. For those who enjoy other Christian service activities, find your niche; and keep finding a blessing through serving others!

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