Thursday, December 31, 2009

Caring for the sick

When people in our churches and neighborhoods are sick or going through a hard time, what an opportunity we have to help. Not only are the ones being helped encouraged, but the ones doing the helping are blessed also.

A couple of ideas:

Arrange for women to take food or baby sit or help out in any way possible. Ask: What can we do to help you this week? Some women are reluctant to ask for or even receive help, so be persistent in your offers and caring.

Offer to take them for doctor's visits or treatment.

There is a nonprofit foundation that offers free housecleaning (1 time per month for four months) for women undergoing chemotherapy.
If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, please encourage her to go to the website - and fill out an application. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. They have 609 cleaning partners in the US and Canada.

Your kindness will never be forgotten and may open the door to other ministry.

1 comment:

  1. This post came at such a perfect time--a lady in our church is having surgery this week. Thank you for reminding me that no matter how "busy" life gets, the sick still need our help and love.