Sunday, January 17, 2010

Singing at the Nursing Home

I was excited to be given the opportunity to sing at an evangelical nursing home in the area.  This was arranged a few weeks prior to the event, which was thought to be on a Sunday.  I was called on the Saturday prior and informed there had been a mix up, and it was in a few hours; would I still be able to make it?  That particular Saturday my schedule was flexible enough that I could.  So by the time we got there, found parking, made it into what turned out to be a very crowded chapel, and found out the schedule, I was on in about 10 minutes!  During that 10 minutes we were repeatedly urged to move closer to the side door entrance which is connected to the main lobby.  Later, we found out why.  An ambulance was coming to take a resident to the hospital due to having swine flu!  Yes, it was over here, too.

We were going to slip in the back since we were running late, but the chapel was packed and overflowing!

What I understood was going to be a small gathering of the residents, turned out to be a Christmas program that the residents and their families had been invited to.  So, I started getting a little nervous when I saw the crowd!

I sang "O Holy Night" a capella.  The Lord helped me hit the high notes despite my nerves!

 ABWE missionary Doug Fry serves on the board for the nursing home and was asked to bring a devotional for the service.

There was a sale table of items that the residents had made.

Portugal is one of the world's largest producers of cork.  These bookmarks are made of cork with Scripture verses on them (in Portuguese of course!).

1 comment:

  1. I'm sure you did a great job on your song Mer!
    And cork...who knew?