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Group takes church to convalescent center

Mobile Ministries for Christ has been visiting Riverside Convalescent Center in Mathews on a regular basis for the past 13 years.

The group conducts a church-style service for center residents, with hymns, prayers, Bible readings, and a message delivered by member Bill Stonesmith. In addition, the seven adult members and two youth members of the group spend one-on-one time with the residents, talking with them and taking individual prayer requests.

“And we love on them,” said group leader Betty Welch-Taylor.

Some of the people who attend the services have been doing it since the beginning, said Welch-Taylor, and when those people don’t show up, the group checks on them. She said the hard part is when people pass away.

During last Friday’s service, Welch-Taylor prayed to God for a number of people, including the president, asking that he surround himself with the people he needs and that he receive guidance from the Lord. She also prayed that God “lift ...

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