Monday, January 12, 2009

Mission 4 Monday


Do you have any elderly neighbors that live alone? Do you know them by their name? Do you ever even talk to them? It is very sad, but very true, we rarely talk to our neighbors these days. But, you could change that, and make a great difference. There are so many lonely, and depressed elderly people in this world. They feel useless, and unloved. Why not do something to change their outlook? Make an effort to introduce yourself to them, bake a cake or pie for them. The next time you are going to the grocery store, ask them if they need anything. Offer to mow their yard, or rake their leaves for them. The hand of friendship that you extend to them, will be very much appreciated.

10 comments:

Judith said...

I commend you on your mission for this week - the elderly so often get forgotten and yet their life experiences are so enriching. I lead a weekly service within a Sheltered Housing Complex and, for me, it is the highlight of my week.
Judith (Judith on Sunday)

sailorcross said...

This is awesome, Denise!!

I live in an apartment complex. It is amazing--I'll walk by someone and say "Hello, how are you today?" and I usually don't get an answer at all.

I think that the reason for this is because people aren't used to others being friendly to them any more--sad, isn't it?

So, I keep on greeting them anyway!! Someday, they'll see that I mean this and they'll respond back!!

Beth

luvmy4sons said...

That is such a wonderful idea. I love your Mission Mondays!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

I like this quote, "We were made for a mission" It is very true. Every one of us has a mission in life.
Good morning, my friend. :)

MyJourneyBack said...

Dear Denise this was so sweet thanks for sharing this. I am thinking of writing about our similar ministry today if I get a chance. Btw congrats on the latest award too. You deserve it.
Thanks for your prayers and encouragement to so many.
Blessings,
Sherry

bp said...

Great idea.

Hope you have a good week, Denise.

Peggy said...

See what I mean...you are a blessing Denise! This alone shows your heart!!! I hope this inspires others! You are so full of MISSION
work. Each week you aMaze me with
your great thoughts and missions.

You truly have a life filled with missions! You truly get what it is to live your life message & share with others. You truly are such a blessing! You hopefully are motivating other's to see their mission...in their neighborhood, or with the elderly, or with our neighbors.period...Jesus asked who is my mother? my brother?...your neighbor? YOUR MISSION FIELD!

I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!Keep ministering

Michele Williams said...

Awesome post sweet friend!

Omah's Helping Hands said...

This is so very true. Thank you Denise. I'm going to post a link to this post. I think it's one that everyone should read. It's a great reminder. God Bless you sweet woman!

A Stone Gatherer said...

We have elderly people at our church that hardly ever get visitors! You have spurred me on to consider what I must do!