BETHANY WOMEN’S MINISTRIES’ HOSPITAL OUTREACH
It was with great delight and excitement that the Women’s Ministries ladies of the Bethany Seventh-day Adventist Church gathered in the parking lot of the Princess Magaret Hospital for the purpose of ministry. Dressed in our lavender and purple Women’s Ministries t-shirts, we armed ourselves with the Holy Spirit through prayer. Joining us were the Women’s Ministries Directors of the South Bahamas Conference, Sis. Jacqueline Gibson, Sis. Denise Johnson, of the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission and Sister Cheryl from the Living Faith Church.
We each took several care packages in hand ready to share love with those we came in contact with. Each package was labeled with our Church’s phone contact and stuffed with a few cosmetic items and a magazine. We divided ourselves into three groups and covered 6 wards, inclusive of the nurses, distributing over 70 care packages. Our ladies were so energetic as they greeted patients, their family members and friends. It was my delight to see ladies, otherwise shy, venture out and pray with patients on their own and spend more time with those, who, obviously had no visitors.
We believe that God blessed our efforts as we became His hands and feet in ministry. As we prepared to leave we shared experiences and opportunities to follow up with individual situations. Sister Jacqui also passionately shared her vision for a few other initiatives that we will engage in this year.
Indeed, we look forward to our next visit as we seek other ways that we can engage in specific ministry projects. We plan to collaborate with Men’s Ministry for alleviating some of the burdens in the community, one person at a time.
As we were the first in the schedule of churches, we joyfully encourage other ladies to participate when you can in the hospital ministry.
Thank God for His Holy Spirit’s power! Thank God for this opportunity to serve.
By Dillette Miller
WM Leader, Bethany