Brightening Up Their Evening

A little over a week ago, we received a phone call, requesting us to give a concert at a local retirement home, so we scheduled the date for February 1st. It was a cold, wintry evening, as we carried instruments and equipment inside, but we were greeted with enthusiasm and warmth. It was a joy to talk with the residents and share with them through music and testimony!

DSC_2268Setting up!




I wish you could have felt the synergy in the room when the little girls walked up to sing.



Some even knew the words to the familiar hymns and sang along.







Afterward, we talked with those who attended.



They had a special spread of goodies.



Here’s my instrument!

Resting in Jesus,

“I will sing a new song unto thee, O God:
upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.”
Psalms 144:9

11 thoughts on “Brightening Up Their Evening”

  1. I pray that when the day comes for me or my sweet husband to enter a nursing home, a family such as yours will come to bless us and sing the old hymns! We’ll sing along just like these dear folks!

    Bless you Maxwell family…for sharing the love of Christ the way you do!


  2. I always enjoy when various music performers come into mom’s care facility. I enjoy watching the residents listeningand singing along as much as the performers themselves, and it’s always so kind when they come into the seating area to greet and talk to everyone. Of course the children’s groups are always a huge hit–precious. You are such a blessing to your community that you do this. your truly are a gift to your listeners.

    Blessings, Mrs. Mari

  3. I like your instrument, Sarah!! 🙂 Looks as if y’all were a blessing to those attending. Especially those precious little girls!

  4. What a lovely, cheering way to spend a wintry evening. I find that doing things like this, especially with the elderly, brings me so much joy and just as much in return as it does to them.

    I have been praying for you all and the various aspects of your ministry as a family.

    Love and blessings,

    Cate N.
    Thank you so much!

  5. I love that you did this (and I love Anna’s hair — pretty!), but I can’t get over how cute Christina is! She always looks so surprised and she makes me smile, so thanks. Older people so enjoy the little ones, and I’m sure she (and Abby and Bethy) put smiles on their faces, too.

  6. What a wonderful blessing you all were to those precious elderly folks. Your music and visiting with them was a ray of sunshine, I feel certain. And I’m sure they loved seeing the little girls too! 🙂
    Love, Mrs. Patti

  7. Your family is such a blessing to others 🙂 I would just like to say that I admire the way that your family ALWAYS looks well put together. Your family is such an example to me and I just want to let you know that I admire your family very much. I’m praying for you all.

    God Bless,

    Ashley R.

  8. The little girls are very cute and are growing so fast! Nice instrument Sarah! 🙂
    I like your hair, Anna!

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