This morning we joined some of the hospital staff and other missionaries for hospital evangelism. It is a time we come together and visit each ward in the hospital to sing songs with the patients, listen to a devotional and pray with each patient.
This morning Rachel Thompson gave the devotional and shared about the stories of Jesus calming the storm and Peter walking on water to Jesus before being distracted by the storm around him. She shared that no matter where a person lives, whether in PNG, Australia, China or America, we all face storms in our lives. Just as Jesus was there with Peter, holding his hand in the midst of the storm, Jesus is there for us as we face trials and sickness. Jesus is faithful.
The group started in A ward, which is where the children are cared for. Next came B ward for the adult medical patient and by the time we got to C ward, for the surgery patients, our kids were ready to go home and eat. We told them we’d visit the last ward, D ward, and then head home. Once we got in they were glad they didn’t miss out. This is the labor and delivery ward and they enjoyed getting see the tiny babies beside their mamas and see the even tinier babies in the nursery that serves as the NICU.
The kids and I don’t often get to see what goes on in the hospital, so this is a special time for us to spend time with the patients and the patients are eager to talk. Those that Nathan has been following are excited to meet his family. We are grateful for the opportunity to minister together as a family.