Submitted by Jessica Miller
I joined the pastoral care ministry when I was just a child. I would go with my mom when she would take flowers, a meal, or communion to someone. She taught me that being in God’s flock didn’t always happen in the church.After becoming part of the St. George Home Eucharistic Ministers, I realized what an important role my mom and I had. Now that I am a mother, I take my six-year-old daughter Brinkley with me to visit and take communion to Ms. R.
My daughter enjoys going over to her house, especially to see all the cats and dogs. The joy this little girl brings is all over everyone’s faces when we walk through the door. Ms. R. loves seeing my daughter. She takes such delight in watching Brinkley grow, talking with her, and seeing the beautiful works of art she brings her.
Since doing this, my daughter asks to pray for Ms. R. at bedtime, so we do. It’s always the same prayer, “to help Ms. R. feel happy.” So whenever we go for a visit, I know it helps Ms. R. feel happy, but it also helps us feel happy, too.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6.