To spread the love and message of Jesus Christ in the nursing home environment, providing support and encouragement by regular visits by caring Christians.
To support other interested groups and churches in North Carolina with training, multimedia ministry materials, and assistance in recruiting volunteers.
To provide encouragement and support to those Individuals,Organized Ministries, Chaplains, Activities Directors, and Staff Members serving Christ in the Nursing Home Environment.
"We pray that something on these pages will be of benefit to you."
Faithful Friends Announcement
After 22 years of developing and managing faithfulfriends.org, Larry & Sandy Wasserman have decided to begin another chapter of life as they announce their retirement. We are all grateful to Larry and Sandy for their many years of faithfulness and sacrifice in resourcing nursing home missionaries across the country.
“We are very thankful to all those who gave us their support and prayers over the years. We are looking forward to the Lord’s leading as we retire in Ocala, FL.” ~ Larry & Sandy Wasserman
Along with this decision, Larry has asked God Cares Ministry to take on the responsibility of maintaining this website.
God Cares Ministry is a nursing home ministry that recruits, trains and supports Christians to share the love and word of God with nursing home residents. Our goal is that every church would adopt a care home in their community! For training, coaching and additional resources, please visit our site at www.GodCaresMinistry.com
We look forward to getting to know you, and learning how we can continue to serve and support you as you minister to “the least of these” in our nation’s care homes. During this time of transition, we will continue the popular “Monthly Giveaway” at least through the end of the year. We are here to help you take your first (or next) steps in growing a fruitful ministry.
On a personal note, I would like to thank Larry and Sandy for their amazing dedication and contribution to the nursing home mission field. You have truly been “Faithful Friends” to those living in care homes, and those missionaries who share Christ’s love with them. May God continue to bless and use you two as you begin this new chapter of your lives!
In Christ’s service, Chaplain Bill Goodrich
God Cares Ministry
Here is the program we used last week with three of our favorite devotionals.
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There is a new devotional book by Chaplain Bill Goodrich of God Cares Ministry called “God Cares for You”. This is a devotional specifically intended for nursing home residents. It was written to address the spiritual and emotional issues and concerns facing the majority of nursing home residents. It is large-print, spiral bound and contains seven conversational messages with Scripture, color photographs, and prayers. More information is found at this link.
Tom McCormick has just updated his original manual on Nursing Home Ministry and has made it available on our web site to be used by our ministry partners at no cost. The updated version of this book, "Nursing Home Ministry" may be purchased directly for a nominal fee at this web site.
We have been given permission by Rev. Diana McMahan of Musical Medicine to make available for FREE on our web site her top selling CD "Heavenly Assurance". On this CD Diana sings reassuring hymns with a gentle harp background. She also includes scripture with embedded prayers. You may download this CD for FREE at our Download Web Page. We pray that it may be a blessing to both you and the residents you serve. You can purchase other products from Musical Medicine at the CD Baby Website.
SPECIAL NOTE: We have obtained a large quantity of the award winning books for caregivers by Lyn and Bill Roche. Please contact us for a copy of either "Coping with Caring - When Someone You Love has Alzheimer's or a Related Condition" or "Sharing The Care When Someone you Love Resides in an Adult Care Facility". These books would be very helpful to you and others you meet in your ministry. We will send you a copy for a donation of any amount while our supply lasts. Here is some info about the books.
Here are some suggestions for getting the most from our Faithful Friends Web Site in 2016