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Moving Dad to Assisted Living...part 1

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

After military service and college, Dad went to Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa with goal of starting a Christian Radio station. He surveyed and built a road, surveyed the land and cut away the jungle with his crew of laborers.... the Radio Station started broadcasting in 1954, later they build a hospital and a school.

In 2014 they used the school ball field to build the special Ebola Hospital and lives were saved there.

You do the work God gives you to do, one day at a time. You usually do not know what the results will be 60 years later. I tell this story all the time.

Merle and Dot (Dad and Step Mother) are in their 90s and both alert and active. But decline is occurring and there is a consensus that they move to Assisted Living. Dot is having trouble releasing her belongings, Dad was just unhappy about it. But last night we discussed how they would be meeting many new people, people they could share stories with, people they can share Jesus love with. And Dad began to smile and have a sparkle in his work again.
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    Hey, Stranger !

    We know you are a BUSY BEE
    but it's been 2 months.
    when there is a
    Moving Dad ...part 1,
    shouldn't there be
    a part 2 eventually ??!!!!
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    Sorry, Joyce. I just couldn't
    resist ragging on you !

    for taking the time for
    mini-posts on your homepage

    on your 150 day streak of 5
    fruits and vegetables each

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    still keeping you, Merle and Dot
    in our prayers

    Have a Terrific Thurs

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    1758 days ago
    God bless your cherished Dad & stepmother as they get used to the changes in their daily living & as they continue to serve Him in a new location!

    I am praying that the Lord will give Dot a great peace about the letting go of possessions. I hope she is able to keep some of the more special to her items. Could those items be stored some place & then rotated ever so often to their room in the new place? I believe that would bring Dot pleasure, if it is possible.

    God bless you all with His wisdom in all the decisions & changes that need to be made!

    1784 days ago
    Hard choice but in there best interest , in a short while they will have friends and be settled and enjoying life. emoticon
    1823 days ago
    Their story just gives me chills, Joyce! Thank you for sharing.

    My piano teacher - now 97 - has lived in Assisted Living for 5? 6? years now and really likes it.

    I shall look forward to reading part 2.
    1827 days ago


    WOW !
    God has really
    blessed them with
    good health.
    to be that age and
    still in charge of
    your faculties !

    Glad to see a post
    from you !

    Have a Terrific Thurs
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    1827 days ago
  • RICKI157
    It is a hard choice to make sometimes but they have to do what is best for them.
    1828 days ago
    What a legacy! I'll be praying for your Dad and StepMom as they transition into their new home. I know God will use them and open doors for His grace to shine through. I'll be lifting you up in prayer as well. emoticon
    1828 days ago
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