On April 5, we were blessed to have the opportunity to serve many in the community through our Beyond the Walls outreach. Among those served were some of our members who have mobility challenges. This project was led by Elder Cunningham who divided us into three teams. Each team had approximately five members and we were assigned 2 visits. One of the members I visited lives at an assisted living facility; the other we visited at her residence.
As soon as we got to her room, the member at the assisted living residence immediately invited others to the worship session, and soon the voices of residents and ours resounded in joyous songs of praise to our Savior. It was truly inspirational. A lady who was visiting her mom at the facility heard us worshipping and asked to join us; she was touched by the service she witnessed. Individuals wanted us to stay longer and unanimously agreed that we must come again. The worship involved a great deal of interaction as the residence told us their favorite hymns and shared comments with us.
Our second visit at the private home was equally enjoyable. We sang, read scripture and prayed and it was evident that the visit was appreciated as our dear sister sang lustily with us and also requested special prayer. Her family members also joined in the session.
I left feeling blessed and inspired and the words of Matthew 25:40 encircled my mind: “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." The members we visited were blessed by our visit, but the joy on their faces because of our visit blessed the members of our group even more, and we decided it was something we must do again. There is a lot of work to do. Let us keep on blessing souls.