Jesus said

“I am the light of the world”

The Room at the End of the Hall


     Much of the thrust of SonShine is toward open public ministry in Nursing Homes. This public ministry is usually conducted in the principal meeting place of the home—a dining room or multi-purpose room. However, it is a fact that a good percentage of the Residents in Nursing Homes are bed-bound or at least room-bound and can’t or WON’T come to the meeting room. There is a great need for personal ministry among these Residents. Some have seen this need and have responded but many, many more are needed.

     To those of you who minister in a group setting, we would challenge you to complement your ministry by going to the bed-bound. It is sobering to contemplate the despair and loneliness of those with NO HOPE in this present world or the next.

     We have a Message of HOPE and our Lord gives a special blessing when we are with the completely helpless. To those who don’t feel equipped for public ministry, we would urge you to consider being a Christian friend to the bed-bound. The fact that you are there in the name of our Lord is a witness in itself.

     Experience the joy of just serving in Jesus’ name to those who are powerless to repay with earthly gain. Try it. We believe you’ll like it. We know He will. There is likely someone waiting for you in the room at the end of the hall. 

Herm Haakenson

“Bits of Sonshine” 
Feb/Mar 2003