Houses for Healing
caring for the sick
Houses for Healing seeks to partner with local congregations, businesses and individuals in the Abilene area desiring to participate in local missions and who will engage with patients staying in the House for Healing by caring for those patients in concert with the care the patient is receiving by adopting this individual and caregiver throughout the duration of their stay.
• Prayer – Praying for people who are facing a potentially fatal diagnosis need prayer and encouragement. Fear of the unknown and fear of the struggle are often mountainous obstacles in the lives of these people and they need the Body of Christ to encourage them and stand with them during the struggle. Additionally, the physical effects of intense treatments weigh on a person’s ability and even their will to fight for their life. Prayer moves the hand of GOD and encourages people.
• Loving your neighbor – As we have neighbors around our homes, we have neighbors around our towns and cities. The LORD Jesus said that one of the most important things we are to do is to love our neighbors. There is no better way to love your neighbor than to help them in time of need. Loving our neighbor means we should be their friend who listens and helps as we seek opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ. Through thee expressions, our neighbors will not only know that Abilene loves her neighbors, they will feel it. Knowing that you are loved is sustaining, but feeling that you are loved is invigorating. That’s what Jesus called us to do.
• The “hand-off” – Relay runners carry a baton that must be passed from one participant to the next in a successful and efficient “hand-off”. The Apostle Paul referred to our efforts on earth as participants in a race. As runners of a race and members of one team, we must take care in the passing of the baton. Once the patient is finished with their prescribed regiment of treatments, they will go back to their respective homes. The adopting church will partner with the Lighthouse Community to put in place a net to catch the patients at their home for ongoing love and care.
• Personal involvement – We believe that every individual has some familiarity with what it means to be sick. Sickness and disease affects every family which is why Jesus always healed as there were always people who needed physical ministry so they could receive spiritual ministry. Sustaining the tiny houses is vitally important in ministering to the physical needs of these patients. We will need to pay insurance, cleaning, maintenance, etc. so, we depend on your help in caring for the sick of the Big Country. We are a 501C3, non-profit organization so all of the gifts received are tax-deductible. Please consider Houses for Healing in loving our neighbor.