Sometimes when a ministry is growing it can be a daunting experience, how will we be able to cope with all these visits that are demanded of us? This is exactly how our Rest Homes team were feeling and sometimes it is easy to forget that we have an amazing God who provides.
At the beginning of the year we were offered funding for a paid member of staff in our Rest Homes team. We have been praying for the right person to join our team 2 days a week to cover the demand from homes who are asking our team to start delivering services and become more involved in befriending residents one-to-one. Last month, a manager of a home approached Bev to ask if a female resident, who was having trouble getting on with the other residents, could be befriended. Bev was unsure how she was going to fit in an additional visit, when one of our volunteers told Bev that she had been thinking about becoming a befriender. Our volunteer is now successfully visiting the resident and it seems to be a God inspired match. God also provided on another occasion when Bev was asked by an activity coordinator of a home to start providing services. Bev had no idea how a service could be run in this particular home as there weren’t any volunteers available in the area surrounding the home. However, one of our volunteers who helps in our food bank stepped up. It so transpired that the home was opposite the house of our food bank volunteer and she was happy to visit there with her husband.
Please pray that we never miss an opportunity of God’s provision.