A spark in the silence

One of the saddest things for our Rest Homes team is seeing the health of a resident deteriorating month by month. However, it is also a joy to be able to support and encourage these saints in their faith until the end.

In one home the team visit a resident who is a regular to the services. The resident suffered a stroke a few months ago, and therefore the team have been visiting him in his room. Yesterday Bev spoke to his daughter and she told her how he has been going downhill, and although she thought he recognised her, he wasn’t able to speak. Bev told her that they would pray with him and she was pleased.

As promised the team went to his room after the service, and Bev prayed a simple prayer. As she did so his eyes were fixed on her and as she ended, he joined in with an amen. When Bev told the activity coordinator he had said amen she was amazed as he hadn’t said anything for weeks.

Bev says: “I never fail to be moved when I see God working in this way with people responding to him in defiance of their medical condition. We should never forget that God touches people and they respond even when in human terms there is little chance of a response”.

What an awesome and encouraging story! If you would like to join Bev and the team visiting Rest Homes across our city, please e-mail office@bhcm.org.uk stating you would like to volunteer in our Rest Homes team.