It has been a happy music-filled day, as we began a new outreach to people in assisted living. I sang the hymns and shared my testimony, and my mother played the piano. I sang my heart out and loved every minute of it! Pictured is about a third of the room. It lasted for an hour, and I was so thrilled when I saw many of them singing along!
I did not want to offend any Jewish person or atheist but knew I was meant to share my testimony and sing the hymns. I thought that some people might leave because of that, but everyone stayed and more people kept coming to make for about fifty people in all. I thank God for meeting us there with the presence of the Holy Spirit where we could feel God’s love. This will be an ongoing, monthly outreach of Lighting the Way International.
Here is the list of songs I sang (and will be adding more): Somewhere Over the Rainbow; God is so Good; I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy; This is the Day; His Eye is on the Sparrow; He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands; No One Ever Cared for Me Like Jesus; Do Lord; In the Sweet By and By, and Learning to Lean on Jesus
Whenever I sing the old hymns, it seems like yesterday when I was singing them as a child as a soloist in revival meetings throughout the South affiliated with the Baptist church, revival meetings during the week which don’t exist anymore. Sweet memories, and the precious hymns mean more to me the older I get.
I loved every minute of this and look forward to being with them again at Brookdale. Afterwards, my mother and I went out to eat to celebrate God giving us yet another creative way of reaching others and preparing people for eternity through faith in Jesus.