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Ann Street’s ministry to seniors confined to their own home or an aged care facility - Rev Gary Tosh.
What a joy it is to be welcomed when visiting once-active members of our church, but whom, due to human frailty, health condition or mental detoriation can no longer be what they once were.
My visits bring the past into their presence. All are eager to be ministered to as the word of God is read and opened to them. Joy can be seen rising within their souls.
An example from a recent visit: Sharing with a once-active member of an Ann Street Know Your Bible study group. With me I carried a video message on a tablet from the KYB study group which is now made up of long-term members and new members. The lady took hold of the tablet, holding it tightly as she listened to the message spoken by the long-term members. Her response was overwhelming. She asked me to return back to the group a personal greeting.
When visited our seniors are eager to know how the church is going. This shows where their heart and souls is. This shows where we are to be - for God Himself said: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Rev Gary Tosh Phone: 0437 213 225 firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday June 22nd, 2014 at 10.00 am John Smith’s wife Josephine passed on to be with her Lord. On Monday June 22nd 2015 John’s family, Jackie from Jondaryan, Ken and his wife Mary from Lismore and Heather from Dalby met with their father John at Arcare Nursing Home, Slacks Creek at almost the same time as Jo’s passing to comfort him and to reminiscence on the life they shared together as a family.
Sadly, David from Dysart was unable to be present. It was a great privilege to be invited to meet the family and to join with them over lunch and listen to them reminiscing and to give thanks to God in prayer for His blessings on their lives in the past and for the future years of their lives.
Photo and details published with permission. Rev. Gary Tosh, Minister to Seniors