3 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
Geriatrics or geriatric medicine is a specialty that focuses on health care of elderly people. It aims to promote health by preventing and treating diseases and disabilities in older adults.
I love working with older people. We finally found an old folks home here in Managua, I was delighted. It is closed after we visited it only a few times. 🙁 I notice that the people that do the best in their old age are the ones that are obedient. Their doctors tell them to eat very little, and to love a lot. Those that do, do better than those that don’t. God’s laws and commandments are like doctors orders as well. Obey them and you do better than if you don’t.
Now that I am approaching 60 with exponential speed, I am getting bombarded with advertisements that are focused on the older crowd. Almost all of the ads have to do with medicines, and living to a full and ripe old age, full of vim and vigor. Not ONE AD has ever mentioned Proverbs 3:1-2, yet I believe that is the BEST anti-aging medicine you could take. Plus you don’t have to pay 700 dollars for a doctor visit nor pay hundreds of dollars a month in medicine.
Children ministries and old folks ministries go hand in hand. Children have to learn to respect the elderly. The elderly LOVE to be around children. It is good to mix the two ministries up. We have had volunteers come down and flourish way up into their mid 80’s. It is amazing how children bring life!
1. Because we are all children in the eyes of an eternal God a 1 day old baby and a 100 year old person are the same in the eyes of the Lord. He created both of them. He loves both of them. They are only a few days apart. 2 Peter 3:8 with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.
2. Because the two ministries are blessed by each other. Little kids need older people. Older people LOVE little kids, even the grumpy ones. Pray that we find another old folks home in Managua. I love it when the kids come out of their shells. We need a bus to do that too, but first let’s find another home where we can bring children. If anyone wants a great business, pray about opening an old folks home down here. There are none to speak of.
What I love about working in old folks homes is that you find that one precious saint. They just shine. Talk about digging to find that one precious diamond. When you find that ‘ONE’ it is amazing! It’s like finding a treasure. IF I live that long, I would love to be a diamond in the old folks home. It depends on what I do now. People die exactly like they live.
Although death bed conversions do exist, I haven’t seen any. Funny thing is, every now and then I find what I thought was a ‘Diamond’ and it turns out that he or she were the worst ones in the place. Good thing I didn’t know that when I met them. It happens not once nor twice, but almost every time. That’s why it is good to have many people visiting. There is always that ‘one’ that will click with you. I am a little rough on the ears for most, but some share my sense of humor *which we will talk about at a later date*.
Anyway, I just want to encourage all of us to live a life so that we can end up as diamonds in the geriatric ward. Obey God and remember His law and His commandments and you will live a full life.
Smooth transition over to the 501c3
Protection and Encouragement for boards and staff at our ministry
Finances more than ever
Health for us, I had a good scare this week
Energy for us, more help, more volunteers and teams
Supplies and materials
There is a house for sale in the Chureca that we are thinking of buying for $5,000 USD that would be a perfect spot for a permanent school/comedor/safe house. Right in front of the police station there.
God healed me
God has protected us here, and Dean in the states even
Every month we get exactly what we need to make it another month