On the 1st of March 2009, the Couples for Christ (CFC) Bermuda Social Ministry organized two groups of about 20 individuals each composed of CFC and Family Ministry members, volunteers, and friends to visit the elderly at Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence and Westmeath Residential & Nursing Home. CFC Bermuda Head Jay and Lorelie Autor, and HOLD Unit Leader Evelou Mosley led the groups separately.
The CFC Social Ministry Head, Mot Saliba, was moved by the response of over 40 people who volunteered to spend their Sunday afternoon with the elderly. Their enthusiasm and compassion to reach out to the residents of the two nursing homes were amazing. A characteristic that is truly Filipino by nature. Back home in the
The group visiting the Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence in
Everyone had a great time with them. CFC may come and visit them again, although it isn’t certain if the residents will still remember them. It doesn’t matter. The visitors knew at that time that they have touched their hearts, and likewise, the elders have done the same to the visitors in a very special way. At that time they were the grandparents, the mothers, the fathers, the aunts, and uncles that were missed back home.
Finally, as it is written in Matthew 25:43, “I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me,” now CFC and the volunteers can say that they have visited the Lord while He was at Matilda Smith Williams Seniors Residence and Westmeath Residential & Nursing Home.