Wednesday, August 25, 2010


As a deacon, I do a lot of visiting with people in my church’s congregation as part of my duties.

I was a deacon before I retired, but in retirement I have a lot more free time to go and visit and I’m able to go and see some of the elderly shut-ins during the day that wouldn’t be open to visits in the evenings after people usually get off of work.

A few weeks ago I went and sat with a family’s whose daughter was getting her tonsils taken out at the hospital that day. She was in college and had never had surgery before, so she was a little nervous. They had scheduled it so that she would have enough time to recover fully before she went back to school for the fall semester. When they took her to recovery after the surgery I left and gave her parents a get well card and grocery store gift card so they could go and buy her some ice cream.

When I had sat there talking with them, I had a hard time hearing everything they were saying the busy hospital. After I got home I looked at and got some hearing aids later that week.

I’ve been on a few visitations since then and I think I’ve been able to interact with them better as a result.

Guest post written by Archie Howard

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice article, keep the posts coming

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