Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Caroling for Shut-ins
Last year was the first time we did this and there were four of us who participated. This year, we more than doubled, as we had ten participants - hey, look, Church Growth at work! :)
While in the nursing homes, several nurses and patients/residents would gather around to listen in as we sang. During one visit, our sister, Connie, was at dinner, so we brought our caroling into the dining room. One of the gentleman in the room came over to stand and sing with us, and another lady asked for a program so that she could sing along as well. It was a special moment - you just had to be there. :)
We set out just after 3:00 p.m. and finished after 8:30 p.m., so it was a long afternoon/evening, but I can't think of a more blessed way to spend 5 1/2 hours. Thanks to all who participated!