Shining Light

Senior Care Ministry Workers!

We're building a network of people just like you who are enthusiastically meeting the spiritual needs
of the elderly in Bible studies, room-to-room visiting, church services, hymn sings...and in many other ways.

There are three reasons for the birth of shininglight2gether and the development of this website:

  1. First and foremost, to equip and inspire us as laborers working in this wide open field to be
    well prepared to steer a conversation or circumstance toward an opportunity to lead
    an elderly person to Christ
    and to be deeply committed to do so.
  2. Second, to work towards identifying a gospel witness in as many senior care homes in the U.S.
    as possible--there are more than 18,000--starting in the Rockford-to-
    Woodstock area...  then, slowly branching out!
  3. And provide a "watering hole", so to speak, for all people involved in ministry
    to the elderly in senior-care homes, a place to learn and a place to interact.

This ministry is unlike all others. Time is not on our side.
We must share the love of Christ!

"Behold, now is the accepted time.
Behold, now is the day of salvation."

II Corinthians 6:2

The Crux of the Matter

“He who has the Son has life;
he who does not have the Son of God does not have life.” - I John 5:13

That is the crux of the matter.

There are only two places a person can be standing: Saved or unsaved. There are only two places
a person can go at death: Heaven or hell.

I guess if we never stop to think about those truths, there is nothing to urge us into soul winning.
I guess we just live the day-by-day life, best we can, and hope for a good outcome for the people
on our pathway.

Here’s the crux of the matter: We should shudder at the truth that people who do not have
a personal relationship with Jesus Christ will step off a cliff into the darkness of hell when they breathe
their last breath. On the other hand, we should rejoice to know that we have had a part in leading a person
to know Christ as Savior so that he or she need not ever be afraid to rest their head on their pillow at night…
they will not perish but have everlasting life.

In this ministry, we come face to face with elderly people, one after the other, and the task is for us
to do all we can, with the knowledge we have, to explain the way of salvation to them! Every person
that comes under our care should have the opportunity to hear the serious truths of the gospel and be able
to make a decision about faith in Christ. Sooner than later. Today rather than next week. In the senior-care
arena, there is a strong possibility that we may not get a second chance.

In my opinion, this is the crux of the matter. - Sharon