Faithful Friends
Nursing Home Ministry

Making Witness / Salvation / Gospel Bracelets

Making witness bracelets is a great activity for young and old alike. After making the bracelets they can be given to the residents as gifts. Read about this activity in our "Love Notes" Newsletter.
  • Start with a 13 inch strip of rawhide straping, and prepare to slide on plastic beads in black, red, white, blue, green, and gold.
  • Tie a single knot about 4 inches from one end.
  • Slide on one bead of each color in the sequence listed.
  • Tie another knot after the gold bead.

When giving the bracelet to a resident, try explaining it as follows:

  • First Knot-When you were born, God loved you and planned your life. (John 10:10)
  • Black Bead-Sin separates us from God. (John 3)
  • Red Bead-Jesus shed His Blood on the cross to pay for our sins. (Romans 5:8)
  • White Bead-We are cleansed and forgiven when we accept Jesus as Lord. (Acts 3)
  • Blue Bead-When we confess our faith at baptism, we tell what Jesus did for us. (Romans 10:9-11)
  • Green Bead-Believers grow spiritually by praying, reading the Bible, and sharing Jesus with others. (2 Peter 3:18)
  • Gold Bead-We will share heaven and glory with Jesus forever. (Revelation 21:1-3)
  • Last Knot-When we die, each of us will stand before God. (Hebrews 9:27)
The following prayer may be useful after explaining the bracelet to a resident:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. Right now I invite you into my heart to be my Savior and Lord. Thank you for giving me your gift of eternal life.

In Jesus' Name, Amen.

Note: These materials may be purchased from Oriental Trading Company or Michael's - The Arts & Crafts Store.

[ Home | Quick Start | About Us | Brochure | Mission | Newsletter | Resources ]
[ References | Scriptures | Music | Youth | Photos | Awards | Search | Contact Us ]

Faithful Friends Nursing Home Ministry
Larry & Sandy Wasserman
Raleigh, NC