Sharing with Joy

It was an incredible honor to be able to share with two different homes yesterday. The first home was a long-term care facility, and most of the residents were not very communicative. They loved the music, though! One man in particular, Thomas, pulled out his harmonica, and played along.


At the second home, we had a good group of around fifty. It was a total joy to be able to share with them in music and testimony. They were happy to hear the music, and then afterward, we were blessed to spend time talking.

At the second home.
This was the first time we left our shoes at the door :-), something we're not used to! It is the custom up here as affirmed by the sign at the door.Â
Last night, on our way to dinner, we saw a sawmill. The smell was wonderful: fresh pine!

“Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world” (James 1:27).

8 thoughts on “Sharing with Joy”

  1. Beautiful! The picture of Anna with the older woman especially touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. The look on her face clearly communicates the love she was feeling from you. Bless you all as you release the love of Christ to so many!!! Praying for you!

  2. Aw, those pictures were so sweet!! I know that your music is especially appreciated at places like those!

  3. Aw, it brings back do many memories of us singing there. I really like the picture of Thomas with your family… He always requested the song “I’ll fly away”. God bless you richly for being such a blessing to them!

  4. Thank you for sharing. My grandmother is currently in a nursing home and I think of your family when we go to visit her. Thank you for what you do for the elderly.

  5. Thank you for your encouragement about blessing older people. My siblings and I will be playing some pieces at a nursing home on Easter Saturday. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Glad you are having the chance to experience some Canadian hospitality on this trip and that you’re able to be a blessing to many.
    Removing your footwear at the door is definitely a Canadian thing: most of us consider it ill mannered when people walk into our homes and DON’T remove their shoes. I have a hard time when I’m in the states not taking my footwear off at the door. Guess it is all what you are used to!

  7. I have not been on your website in awhile. I look forward to sharing these pictures with the six younger children. We were speaking of this verse , James 1:27, yesterday. The recent devastation in Alabama and neighboring states, has brought things into a very different perspective for many. Please pray for our family as God gives us opportunities to reach to those affected by the tornadoes. Your family has been like a beacon of light leading the way for other families. You have set a truly biblical example in a world where the church, as a whole, seems to be more captivated by gods of this world. Thank you and may the Lord give you strength for the task set before you.
    Yes, we are praying for those who have been affected. I’ll pray for you as the Lord brings you to mind!

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