By Lee Lee Dart — Greeley, Colorado … After community Bible study earlier in July, members of the Adventure church visited those members who have been in isolation since March.
Stan and Jane Bedan, longtime faith believers are residents at Brookdale Assisted Living facility, and have been cut off from the world since COVID-19 reached Colorado, causing the center to lock their doors to visitors.
Members created signs saying, “We love you” and “We miss you” and decorated them with hearts and bright letters. The signs, held outside the window of their room, brought big smiles to the Bedan’s faces. The members sang and offered air hugs, producing even more smiles.
“Covid stinks! It is so tragic being in a nursing home or assisted living home right now.
The isolation is heartbreaking,” commented Lee Lee Dart, pastor of the Adventure church.
“They (the Bedans) were faithful churchgoers each week sitting near the front. Stan would pass out candy and Jane would give us that big smile. Stan and I loved to tease each other. I miss them,” Dart added.
Jesus sought out the marginalized in his community. He found them and spread the cheer of His presence and healing power. The church has healing power just like Jesus did and can spread His healing power.
Pray for the lonely individuals in these facilities and pray that in-person visits can resume soon. Let us lift up humanity.
–Lee Lee Dart is pastor of the Adventure church in Greeley, Colorado; photo courtesy of the Adventure Facebook page.