“So do not be afraid. I am with you. Do not be terrified. I am your God. I will make you strong and help you. I will hold you safe in my hands. I always do what is right.” Isaiah 41:10
“Alzheimer’s disease.” These words bring sadness, dismay and fear. This disease has an effect on both the victims and caregivers. We hear our Brothers or Sisters-in-Christ’s loved ones that have this disease and how this really affect their whole family.
Several of us from Our Savior Deaf Lutheran Church made a long trip to visit one of our members who have this disease. It was a joy to see her but unfortunately she does not remember us. She’s such a very sweet lady who enjoyed chatting with us. We also enjoyed visitation with her one of her sons who came and met with us. We shared simple God’s Word with her before we went back to Madison.
I’ve heard comments from other people “don’t bother to visit him/her because that person don’t recognize us.” Sometimes these adult children have been comforted simply to see their parent’s face become more calm when they hear the Apostles’ Creed, John 3:16 or the Lord’s Prayer. God work in an amazing way! Please pray and share God’s Word with them.
Another elder and I also visited other members who were admitted to hospital or home bound. Please pray for Bob Nichols, Joan Schenck, Allen Blackmore, Dianne Oppriecht, Francis Thompson, LeRoy Elmer and Karen Byington for their physical healing. Most importantly please pray for their spirituality.
We also made another long trip to visit Bob Nichols. It was a perfect weather day to celebrate his 89th birthday with his daughter, sister and friends. He really enjoyed seeing us. He needs deaf friends who can sign and enjoy conversation with him.
Please pray for the Lord to give Bob comfort and strength.
Please pray for others that you and I know who are struggling with different issues.
Pray for the Lord to give them strength, wisdom and guidance.
Remember never give up praying! 1 Thessalonians 5:17 “Never stop praying.”