Saturday, February 5, 2011
Eldercare and sponsors/godparents.
I've been thinking about eldercare, since our family had bad experiences. Could the church help? Per James 1:27 and the 'sponsor' institution (godparents elsewhere), I'm thinking that Godparents for Eldsters might be good. I know that some social service agencies said to us that 'It's always the daughters-in-law that call'. Relatives are too close. Idea: Sometime around 60 a church member would get a 'godparent' to help with elder issues--not a lawyer, or a doctor, but definitely bot to be there in case the relatives are missing, and to be at the right 'aesthetic distance', and for prayer, etc. I know the whole congregation and the pastor and all believers are to help, but this might be a specific help.