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Dr. Paul Spence, Chaplain
Chaplain Spence Services

A Full-time Independent Chaplain

 Serving Care Facilities In Southwestern Pennsylvania

 For More Than 23 Years

This Week

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AUGUST 18th; LORD'S Day (Sunday); 2019.

Twenty-three years ago this month the sweet work in the Care Facilities began.  Thank GOD for opening the door.  Thank GOD the doors are still open today.  THE LORD pour down His Blessing and do great good to many souls.

THIS WEEK'S HYMN.  “Softly And Tenderly Jesus Is Calling” by Mr. Will Lamartine Thompson (1847-1909).  This Hymn was written in 1880.

THIS WEEK'S THANKSGIVING.  There were answers to Prayer this week.  1. A Lady who was considerably sick is her old self again.  2. A Lady who fell is completely better.  3. A Lady with a bad stomach found the reason of her problem.  Wasn't this a singular Mercy?  4. A Lady returned from the Hospital.  5. A Gentleman returned from Skilled Care.  6. Dr. Spence was given many good Church Services among the Care Facilities last week.  7. While Dr. Spence was recently visiting one of the Care Facilities, a Lady asked for a Bible.  Dr. Spence promised to bring the Bible the next visit.  However, the next visit was unexpectedly canceled because Dr. Spence was asked to conduct a Funeral that day.  Therefore the next time Dr. Spence came to the Care Facility, there the Lady was with anxious face asking if the Bible was brought.  Dr. Spence smiled and informed the Lady he had the Bible.  The Lady expressed her gratitude five or six times.  LORD, bless Thy Word to this woman's soul.  Do you have a Bible?  Do you appreciate your Bible?  Are you reading your Bible?  Most importantly, are you obeying your Bible?  Psalm 119.11 says: “Thy Word have I hid in my heart, that I might not sin against Thee.”

THIS WEEK'S PRAYERLIST.  These Prayer Requests have been made by different Residents and Staff in the Care Facilities.  1. A Lady who asked Dr. Spence to loan her the biography of Dr. A.W. Pink.  2. A Lady who had a death in her Family.  3. A Lady's Son as he begins a new job.  4. A Lady who is missed in her former Care Facility will be hopefully returning soon.  5. A Lady who has requested an extra large print version of the Gospel of John.  6. A Gentleman who has eye problems.  7. A Gentleman who wants to work.  8. Those who are still sick with Summer colds.  9. A Gentleman who has cancer.  10. A Lady who is suffering with extreme congestion.  11. A Gentleman who is facing heart surgery.  Psalm 34.5 says: “They looked unto Him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.”  Micah 7.7 says: “Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my Salvation: my God will hear me.”  *In the Thanksgiving and Prayerlist sections, the names of the people have been withheld to protect their privacy.  Nevertheless, the Thanksgivings and Prayer Requests are real and actual.  Respect for privacy is also the reason there are usually no photos of Residents on Dr. Spence's website.

THIS WEEK'S COLPORTAGE REPORT.  1. Last week, 7 Printed Sermons were distributed to Residents in Care Facilities located in Scottdale and Uniontown.  1 Printed Sermon was mailed to an individual in Florida.  2. Is there anyone who could use the King James Version Book of Psalms in Braille?  If you or someone you know could use these Psalms, please contact us.  The Book and postage are free.   

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IN THIS WORLD, there often arises temporary situations and unique circumstances.  People necessarily leave their Homes and move into Care Facilities.  Others are confined to their Homes.  Very frequently, these people, spiritually, fall between the cracks.  They are forgotten and forsaken.  For more than twenty-two years, Dr. Spence has served as a Personal, Domestic, and Care Facility Chaplain meeting the spiritual needs of many of these people.  James 1.27 says: "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."  If you have questions or comments, or if you are interested in Dr. Spence's services, please contact us.  Dr. Spence seeks to answer calls here in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  However, he tries to go wherever he is requested.