Thanks to a Lutheran Women In Mission Grant, Ministry In Mission , is in the process of coordinating the building of an Elder Care Home in Jacmel Haiti. When the home is built expertise will be needed to take proper care of the residents. In an answer to prayer, Jackie Rychel was contacted by Courtney Frerichs from Lutheran Family Service of Iowa. Courtney asked Jackie to come to Perry Iowa and tour the facilities of the Perry Lutheran Home, their elder care facilities in Perry Iowa. Courtney also stated that they were interested in a possible partnership with Ministry In Mission.
On March 4, 5 and 6 Jackie and Mark Rychel from Ministry In Mission had the opportunity meet at the Perry Lutheran Home with Rev. Max Phillips, CEO of the Perry Home and Executive Director of Lutheran Family Service of Iowa and Deb Koelln, Chief Care Officer at Perry Lutheran Home for a tour of the facilities and a comprehensive indoctrination in caring for the elderly.
The Perry Lutheran Home has award winning programs for elder care. Their Alzheimers and dementia care is cutting edge. The staff of caring people is dedicated to excellence in elder care.
Jackie and Mark, took part in a simulation of what is is like to have Alzheimers disease, they learned about music therapy, interfaced with the residents of the Perry Home and had intervews with the entire staff. You could feel the Holy Spirit alive here in the expertise of the leadership and staff.
Virtually the entire staff of Lutheran Family Service and the leadership of the Perry Lutheran Home met with Jackie and Mark to explore taking a mission trip to Haiti to help with the new Elder Care Home. The beginning of January 2019, was set for the mission trip. Both the Perry Lutheran Home and Ministry In Mission are Recognized Service Organizations of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. This type of synergism as part of the Body of Christ is what its all about. Both organizations using their God given talents to help people and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ!