Serving elder people
“Pure religion and undefiled before our God and Father is this, to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, [and] to keep oneself unspotted from the world.”
Visiting the elderly
Mercy ministry team from Almaz church seeks to provide efficient and regular care for the elderly, both distantly from Kiev, as well as visiting them on a regular basis, bringing the Gospel to them, taking care of their souls, also not missing opportunities to meet their physical needs. Our monthly mission trips are aimed to accomplish it. The direction of ministry in a nursing home is the youngest in our ministry. Nevertheless now we see great interest and involvement of people from the church in the care of the elderly.
The greatest joy for us was to see the courage which the participants of the trips are showing by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. All these elderly people are on the threshold of eternity, and they, as no one else, are open to hear about salvation from eternal death.
Retirement Home in Kamen village
Kamen village was founded in 1585. It is located 220 km from Kiev to Zhitomir region in Romanovskiy area. It takes approximately 3.5 hours to get there by private transport. This village is very poor, there are approximately 900 inhabitants.
Mercy ministry team of Almaz church started visiting the elderly home in January 2013. During this short time of visits, we have seen not only a great need in taking care of the elderly people and nursing home workers. We also saw a response in the hearts of people from our church who are eager to visit these people.