â€œAnd he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her livingâ€ (Mark 12:43-44).
One could hardly imagine walking into a place where the residents are mostly eighty years of age or older, in very poor health, without a home or finances to see this awaiting you.
The beloved members of our nursing-home church wanted to have a baby shower for our new, little granddaughter Abigail. This picture is what greeted us, along with the residents and many of the staff, of the nursing home when we walked in Sunday morning. We were overwhelmed with emotion. After church, everyone gathered around the table as Melanie opened gifts, and Nathan held Abigail. Melanie walked around among the residents showing Abigail to them and, of course, they all thought she was so precious. The members of our church have loved and prayed with Nathan and Melanie through Susannahâ€™s death and now Abigailâ€™s birth. Nathan and Melanie take over church the weeks we are traveling.
The Shower Committee
With joy, Nathan and Melanie showed everyone their new little girl.
Abigail was very alert and content.
Joy lit up their faces as Melanie went around to each one to show them Abigail.
Mary and I with a sweet couple that comes to our service.
The shower in progress!
Nathan showing Abigail to another sweet lady, with Anna looking on.
Trusting in Jesus,