Ministering to the Sick

The number of folks who become hospitalized with the flu each year is a staggering 114,000. And the number does not include those who are bed-ridden or home-bound due to milder sickness like chicken pox, colds, sinus infection, strep throat and others.

People will always be sick in one form or another, and though their diseases may differ, there is one thing that will always be common… their need for sympathy and care. Here?s how your family can help:

  • Visit a children’s home witn your family and treat some kids to a nice board game, a puppet show, or just to hang out and chat.
  • Get together with your friends and church members to organize dinners for shut-ins in the community.
  • Go on a hike or a walk with your family and gather flowers along the way to deliver to someone who is shut-in.
  • Get your kids involved as volunteers at a local hospital to cheer up the people who are admitted.
  • Take a get-well card, gift or pot of soup to a sick neighbor.

Be creative! Ask your family how they would like to bless someone they know who is sick.

Author: Jay Jones

Jay is an author, veteran church planter, speaker, and the pastor of the Pentecostals of Kentwood. He's a passionate worshipper of Jesus Christ, a husband, daddy, pastor, and a ‘pretty good guy’. Jay is also an ordained minister of the United Pentecostal Church, where he currently serves as a Presbyter in West Michigan.

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