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      Jesus said
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"National Nursing Home Week"
(Tools)


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     National Nursing Home Week begins on Mother’s Day, normally the second Sunday of May. This is an opportune time to make Nursing Home Ministry more visible to our local churches and communities. SonShine has some tools available to help!

     One of these tools is a 1-page leaflet entitled “White Unto Harvest”. This is attractively printed on front and back, and concisely presents the need for Nursing Home Ministry and how people can be involved. It is sized to fit in a church bulletin. There is a place for your name and address for those seeking more information. The name and address of SonShine is also included.

     There is a charge of $5.00 for the first 100 leaflets and $2.00 for each additional 100 thereafter. This is to cover the basic cost of production and mailing..

     Another tool that works well by itself is our National Nursing Home Week Poster. It is 11 inches by 17 inches in size and is eye-catching and attractively printed in patriotic colors (red, white and blue). It is available for $3.00 each and this includes postage.

     Our Recruiting and Training DVD is another great tool that can help to usher new Volunteers into this very needy area of ministry. For more information on this just click on “Recruiting and Training DVD” on the left side of this screen.


     Radio stations across America are required by the FCC to provide a certain amount of time to P.S.A.’s (Public Service Announcements).  SonShine has six scripts, all written by SonShine founder Herm Haakenson. There are four scripts typed out below and each one (20-30 seconds long) offers a step-by-step guide to Nursing Home Ministry. This guide is part of our “Power Packet” and is free upon request. All six scripts are available as a PDF file and can be downloaded below. We encourage you to contact a local Christian radio station and ask them to air some of these announcements.

     You pledge (Promise) to the radio station that if they will air the P.S.A.

  1. You will respond to each request.
  2. That you will not attempt to solicit funds from those who respond
  3. It will make a difference in the lives of the men and women in Care Centers of their area.

     The message your sharing in a Nutshell;

  1. There is a need for Christian lay-Volunteers to be Ambassadors for Christ in the Nursing Homes of their area.
  2. If one has a heart to do it—they can. NO special skills are required.
  3. (Your Ministry Name) can and will help get them started. 

    You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader
    to read and print out the six PSA scripts.

    IF you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader李� it is available (free! NO cost to you) here.


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    Six PSA scripts for National Nursing Home Week 2017.


    Six PSA scripts for National Nursing Home Week 2018.



(Replace SonShine’s Name and Address with your Ministry Name and Address, if you wish respondants to contact you directly)


Script One

     Mother’s Day marks the start of National Nursing Home Week. Station  __  __  __  __  salutes the Nursing Home Residents who once fed, clothed, sheltered and protected America. To encourage a consistent loving ministry to these men and women, the SonShine Society is offering a free step-by-step guide to Nursing Home Ministry. Write SonShine Society, that’s S-O-N-shine, Box 327, Lynnwood, Washington 98046. Ask for free “POWER PACKET”. That’s S-O-N-shine, Box 327, Lynnwood, Washington 98046.


Script Two

     Do you have a friend or a loved one in a Nursing Home? Mother’s Day marks the start of National Nursing Home Week. A visit from you, is to the Nursing Home Resident as a cup of COLD WATER is to a weary traveler. To encourage a Christian witness and ministry to those in Nursing Homes, the SonShine Society is offering a free step-by-step guide to Nursing Home Ministry. Write SonShine Society, that’s S-O-N-shine, Box 327, Lynnwood, Washington 98046. Ask for free “POWER PACKET”. That’s S-O-N-shine, Box 327, Lynnwood, Washington 98046.


Script Three

     The Nursing Homes of our land offer a wonderful opportunity for the church to show the world we are followers of Jesus by caring for those who are no longer in the mainstream of life. To encourage local churches to minister in this area, the SonShine Society is offering a free step-by-step guide to Nursing Home Ministry. Write SonShine Society, that’s S-O-N-shine, Box 327, Lynnwood, Washington 98046. Ask for free “POWER PACKET”. That’s S-O-N-shine, Box 327, Lynnwood, Washington 98046.


Script Four

     Many of the men and women living in America’s Care Centers today were part of what has been called the “Greatest Generation”. They need visitors—they need friends—they need the Lord. To help you or your church get started as an Ambassador for Christ in this needy area, the SonShine Society is offering a free step-by-step guide to Nursing Home Ministry. Write SonShine Society, that’s S-O-N-shine, Box 327, Lynnwood, Washington 98046. Ask for free “POWER PACKET”. That’s S-O-N-shine, Box 327, Lynnwood, Washington 98046.

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