Many times I am "just" present, when it happens that a dying man, peacefully, with prayer on his lips closes his eyes for ever.
I am "just" reading from the Bible, bringing communion and the ill person begins to hope, to believe, that despite of all the circumstances, with God there's always something more!
I "just" remind the people, never directly, but with my presence, of conscience, Christian values, love.
So happen quiet meetings in an invisible but experianceable space with not just the patients but with the relatives and the hospital's staff ( doctors, assistants ). They are struggling with many financial problems. There is not enough bandage (lint), diaper, bedclothes, medicine!
Many times the patient buys and carries it with him ( ex. medicine) to the hospital.
The Stichting Promotie and Van den Heerik Foundations many times gave help to the hospital. Beds, night-tables, wheelchairs, toilet seats arrived to the hospital departments. At the emergency department were thankful for the bandages, band-aids, URIPLAST, disinfectants,gloves. Because of the Foundation's courtesy I could take toilet seats, bandages, diapers and elasticized matresses to the all hospital departments .
This way I want to thank the foundations Stichting Promotie and Van den Heerik in the name of all those, who received your help.
God bless your lives and work!
Ildikó Szép reformed pastor