Day 4 / Learning how to care pastorally for young and old
The team was split up leading multiple growth groups and making pastoral visits to homes and the Epping retirement village.
At the Epping Seniors small group, Victor’s highlight was hearing the seniors sharing about how encouraging a particular young person had recently been at church. Apparently he makes a point to chat with a particular elderly woman every Sunday! The seniors were super encouraged by him!
The night previous, our chaplain Kate and Lucy gave a wonderfully thoughtful training session to the Valley Church leaders on Pastoral Care with a particular focus on deeply caring for people through listening.
– Pray that the Valley Church leaders will grow in how they serve and disciple those placed under their care – may it be shaped by Jesus’ love for them.
– Pray for continued door knocking efforts in suburbs of Doreen and Mernda will bring gospel conversations and invitation opportunities to the weekend community fair.
– Pray that our team day off on Thursday will be refreshing and a good time to reflect on what we’ve experienced and what God has taught us over the last few days.