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Faithful Friends Nursing Home Ministry, Inc.
Larry and Sandy Wasserman
www.faithfulfriends.org

"A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed."
Proverbs 11:25


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Important Note: We want to wish all our visitors a very Happy and Blessed Christmas Holiday. We want to encourage you to enter our December Drawing for over $100 of ministry materials. Make sure to also sign up for our monthly "Love Notes" Newsletter and you will receive extra materials as a bonus if you are the winner.
Updated 12/18/14



Our Mission
To spread the love and message of Jesus Christ in the nursing home environment, providing support and encouragement by regular visits by caring Christians.
To support other interested groups and churches in North Carolina with training, multimedia ministry materials, and assistance in recruiting volunteers.
To provide encouragement and support to those Individuals,Organized Ministries, Chaplains, Activities Directors, and Staff Members serving Christ in the Nursing Home Environment.

"We pray that something on these pages will be of benefit to you."

Upcoming Events

Advent Wreath Merry Christmas

Christmas is a time of giving and showing God's love to others. What a better time to focus on our needy friends in the nursing home environment. At this time of year they are experiencing both loneliness and depression. We have a Special Advent / Christmas Page that will help you in planning your visits around the Advent / Christmas period. On this page we have compiled many suggestions, resources, and links.

While it is true that many groups and entertainers make the rounds during the holidays, it is the simple things from people, who see them regularly and care for them individually, that mean the most to the residents. For many, we are the only family they have. Won't you consider to bring each one a small gift and a card, give them a hug or a kiss, and tell them that Jesus loves them and so do you!

You may want to printout the Christmas Card we are giving to the residents along with a small gift.

Here are the programs we have used in prior years.

We have used the "Is Someone Smiling?" Devotional in our scheduled visits to the nursing home. We would like to challenge you to try printing out extra copies of this inspiring message and giving them to those people you meet in your everyday travels between now and New Years. We have seen some amazing things happen when we did!


Enter Our Drawing

Reaching Beyond the Limitations of Dementia Seniors Devotional Bible Nursing Home Ministry - Hidden Treasure Song for Grandmother Video

Enter your complete name(required) and a working email address below to enter our Monthy Drawing. When you enter you may sign up to receive by email our free "Love Notes" Newsletter, which is hosted by Associate.com, a Christian-Based service. Our "Love Notes" subcribers receive an additional resource if they are the winner of our drawing. This month it will be copies of "Sharing The Care" and "Coping With Caring" by Lyn and Bill Roche and an additional Seniors Devotional Bible.

Please view our December 2014 "Love Notes" #111 Newsletter. If you have previously signed up for the newsletter and did not receive the last monthly issue, please sign up again.

For our December 2014 drawing we will be offering one "Reaching Beyond The Limits of Dementia" by Chaplain Bill Goodrich, "Song for Grandmother"DVD/Book set, the book by Chaplain Bill Goodrich and Tom McCormick called "Nursing Home Ministry - Where Hidden Treasures Are Found", and the Seniors Devotional Bible.



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Prior Winners of Monthly Drawings:
  • Chaplain Jim Ferrell, Chaplain Services at care center facilities, Circleville OH - October / November 2014
  • Blayne Overman, Assisted Living / Nursing Home Ministry in Siler City, NC, Ramseur, NC - August / September 2014
  • Allison Bialuk, nursing home ministries, Delta, OH - June / July 2014
  • Lori Bock, new minstry at local nursing homes, Placerville, CA - May 2014
  • Lori Whalen, Student Seton Hill University / Ministry at several senior care facilities, Greensburg, PA - April 2014
  • Shirley Green, Pastoral Care Worker / Chaplain, Uniting Care Ageing, Cronulla, Australia - March 2014
  • Matt Wilson, Wilson Family Ministry to Friends in Nursing Homes, Sandusky, OH - January / February 2014
  • K. Hotmire, Nursing Home Bible Study, Midwest - November / December 2013
  • Rev. Lloyd Haskett, Sr., Brotherly Love Ministries, Vienna, GA - October 2013
  • La Vonne Greguska, Bible Study at Springbrook Assisted Living, Stoddard, WI - August / September 2013
  • Cindy Cox, Nursing Home Ministry, Immanuel Baptist Church, Blackwell, OK - June / July 2013
  • Glenda Dougharty, Nursing Home Ministry, Pearland, TX - May 2013
  • Nikki Rushing, New Nursing Home Ministry, Yucca Valley, CA - March/April 2013
  • Marie Clark, Convalescent Ministry Team, San Diego, CA - February 2013
  • Katherine Van Liew, Seniors Ministry, Birmingham, AL - January 2013
  • Sharon Schaefer, Women's Group,New Burlington Church of Christ, Cincinnati, OH - December 2012
  • Joe Long, Matt 25:31-46 Ministries, Fireside Church, Gainesville, VA - October / November 2012
  • Tricia Fee, Life Enrichment Director, Wheat State Manor , Whitewater, KS - September 2012
  • Kathleen Shuck, Chaplain, Lutheran Memorial Home, Sandusky, OH - July / August 2012
  • Kitty Weber, Parish Nurse, St. Pauls Lutheran, Aurora, IL - May / June 2012
  • Tommi Nicole Lawing, Nursing Home Ministry, Charlotte, NC - April 2012
  • Sue Zapata, Foley Assembly of God Nursing Home Ministry, Foley, AL - March 2012
  • Janice Carson, "Caring Hearts Ministry", Mabank, TX - February 2012
  • Nancy Johnson, "Candles in the Darkness" Ministry, Parker, CO - January 2012

Here the "prior winners" from previous drawings.



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Sharing The Care Copying With Caring SPECIAL NOTE: We have obtained a large quantity of the award winning books for caregivers by Lyn and Bill Roche. Please contact us for a copy of either "Coping with Caring - When Someone You Love has Alzheimer's or a Related Condition" or "Sharing The Care When Someone you Love Resides in an Adult Care Facility". These books would be very helpful to you and others you meet in your ministry. We will send you a copy for a donation of any amount while our supply lasts. Here is some info about the books.


Check out these new resources:

  1. Devotional Jokes and Stories from Robby's Hobbies Website. Very Helpful and Extensive Resource.
  2. Twelve Promises of God
  3. Ten Lessons from the Bible & Life
  4. Friendship in the Bible
  5. The Prayer of St. Richard of Chichester
  6. "What the Bible Says About Aging"
  7. "Foot Prints in the Sand"
  8. "The Incomparable Christ
We have just updated our Hymn Based Sermonette Page. Try it for help with your next presentation.

Here are some devotionals based on the 23rd Psalm:


We have been given permission by Rev. Diana McMahan of Musical Medicine to make available for FREE on our web site her top selling CD "Heavenly Assurance". On this CD Diana sings reassuring hymns with a gentle harp background. She also includes scripture with embedded prayers. You may download this CD for FREE at our Download Web Page. We pray that it may be a blessing to both you and the residents you serve. You can purchase other products from Musical Medicine at the CD Baby Website.
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Ministry Tips

Here are some suggestions for getting the most from our Faithful Friends Web Site in 2015
  1. Check out our Our 25 Most visited Pages Ever.
  2. Enter our Monthly Drawing for Resources- Just above on page.
  3. Sign up for our Monthly "Love Notes Newsletter". If you have previously signed up and did not receive last month's "Love Notes", please sign up again.
  4. Use our Hymn Based Sermonette Page for your next message.
  5. Take look at our Recuriting Web Page specifically designed to help you grow your ministry.
  6. Make a purposeful effort at Soul Winning by using resources on our Evangelism Web Page. Print out the resources, hand them out, and watch "all Heaven break loose!"
  7. Try using our web site Search Engine to find resources you are looking for.
  8. Use our "Contact Us" Page for your special requests and to inform us of your activities and new resources.
  9. Visit the web site of the Christian Fellowship of Care Center Ministries, in which we are a participant. Contact any members that are in your region for help and support.

We have just updated our web page for the Zondervan Seniors' Devotional Bible including current sources of supply and some Sample Devotionals. We have found this Bible useful for a Bible Study, One-on-One Ministry, and for sources for a short devotional or sermonette.


Check out these Training Resources!


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