Hello, my name is Vanessa Goossens. I am the co-ordinator for Good Neighbour Ministries, Nursing Home visits.
I have always enjoyed being around elderly people. I believe that they have a lot to offer.
“Days should speak and multitude of years should teach wisdom.” Job 32:7
This ministry is about caring and loving others by coming to their level and accepting them for who they are.
Our purpose: is to encourage the residence, to lift their spirits and “Win Souls For Christ.” This is done through prayer, worship and introducing them to the Word. Through dedication and compassion for the residence and staff over the years we have bonded with the people, where friendship is formed, lives have been changed and eyes have been opened.
We have two Nursing Home Teams.
Team 1, visits Burloak Long Term Care.
Team 2, visits Cama Woodlands Nursing Home.
Both teams visit the Nursing Homes once a month on Sunday’s and spend 1 hour with the residence.
The Nursing Home Ministry is open to everyone, young and old, brothers and sisters. “All God needs is a
willing heart.” The Nursing Homes do require that a “Vulnerable Sector Search” be done.