Faithful Friends
Nursing Home Ministry

Kay Watts Nursing Home Ministry

"Philippians 2:4 - "Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others."

Regarding my involvement with nursing home ministry... it has spanned approximately four decades. I started nursing home visitation via the "Teens Who Care Club" in my public Kentucky high school during late 70's. God has given me a special heart for nursing home residents through the years.

When lay Children's Pastor at Orlando First Church of God/now called New Beginnings Church, for 12 years I took preschoolers and elementary children, plus sometimes middle schoolers to nursing homes for outreach ministry. Visits included such activities:

  • children lip sync puppets to Christian songs
  • hymn sing-along with rhythm instruments
  • share cookies (or animal crackers,goldfish crackers)
  • take around animals to pet
  • balloon volleyball
  • distribute child-made Valentines/Christmas cards.

My ventriloquist partner "Grandma Gracie" read her favorite poem "Thanksliving" between children's puppet songs and greeted/shook hands with residents while children played balloon volleyball. (see below picture)

Please read our "Nursing Home Outreach Ministry Guidelines"

I have visited church members in nursing homes through the years, had prayer. With several, I took my dwarf rabbit in a felt hat and visited other residents in hallways/sitting rooms. I visit with our women's ministry, plus I visited and read to a blind widow approx. weekly for 4-5 years until she passed 6 weeks ago.

In His service, Kay Watts

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Faithful Friends Nursing Home Ministry, Inc.
Larry & Sandy Wasserman
Raleigh, North Carolina
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