Jesus said

“I am the light of the world”

Passing the Baton

After 47 years of ministry, The SonShine Society has passed its baton to God Cares Ministry to continue in its stead. All of the Sonshine resources will continue to be available to you through God Cares Ministry’s website. Phone and Canadian orders may be placed by calling 440-653-5293.

We encourage you to read our tribute newsletter to see more details about this transition. We also want to thank you for your years of faithful friendship, support and ministry.

This website will remain accessible so that you will still be able to download the free resources and encouragements.

May the Lord continue to bless, guide and use you to bear much fruit in this vast mission field.

To God Be The Glory!

The SonShine Society Team

Residents love to see babies.

Many Residents appreciate help in finding a page.

Helping a Resident follow along.

Helping a Resident follow along.

Nursing Home Residents are truly patriotic and love our flag and country.


“Well Done, Good and Faithful Servants”

When the SonShine Society completed 47 years of service, we concluded with a newsletter that we called our final Tribute Newsletter. It recognizes the amazing ministry service we shared with tens of thousands of SonShine Volunteers (Sonshiners!). What an incredible blessing God has given us in our lifetime. We encourage you to read the Tribute Newsletter in that you may always have a “Bit Of SonShine” in your memory.

Our deep gratitude to all of you who have served in this often-overlooked mission field. Though the baton has been passed on to God Cares Ministry to continue in our stead, we, Patty and Woode, former business office and production staff, and board members, continue to minister in Nursing Homes, Care Centers, Adult Family Homes and other long-term care facilities as fellow co-laborers in Christ.

We look forward to the great reunion God is preparing for us and the many Nursing Home Residents whom we have helped take His hand. We also rejoice in the knowledge that we will see you again, for eternity!

Until Christ returns, we soldier on with you.




Tribute Newsletter

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A Ministry of Compassion and Evangelism

Visiting the nursing home isn’t always easy.  Can you leave your own troubles behind, to tend to the troubles of the people you visit?  Are you afraid to shout into deaf ears, to look into blind eyes, and to hold hands with someone who isn’t physically attractive?

Nursing Home outreach is one of the most challenging fields of volunteering. Can you be one of the brave ones, who accepts the challenge to visit those who society has shut away?

“Simple Truths”

Having a helpful Activity Director as well as other Staff, goes a long way in providing worship services to the largest number of Residents. Yes, this is when an honest and sincere relationship with the facility’s activity director and staff is really going to help. As Ambassadors for Christ we know that a consistent and faithful witness, whether in the Nursing Home/Care Center or elsewhere, is paramount in Christian ministry. Of all the things we can do to increase the acceptance of our presence in Care Centers, being consistent and faithful in our outreach and sincere and honest in our effort to bring a Christian witness of compassion and evangelism to the Nursing Home Resident, is above all else the most important.

If a ministry team does not have a musician or it doesn’t have a song leader or a strong speaker, this will not necessarily lessen the teams effectiveness. One does not need a strong voice to speak or sing. To speak or sing at all will please Him. To be present consistently, faithfully and be of good cheer (hold a hand-wipe a tear-listen-pray) and share the message of salvation with those that have no hope and with believers hungry for The Word, is all that is required of any Nursing Home Ministry team member.

The miracle of our efforts is the blessing we receive in working to bring the blessings of our Lord Jesus Christ to them. We receive so much more than we give!

All that is required of any of us as team members-all that our Lord requires of us as His Ambassadors-is to spread the Good News of man’s salvation through The Good Shepherd, beginning right where we are. Just-brighten the corner where you are.

“Bits of Sonshine”
Dec2002/Jan 2003

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