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Ministry Spotlight: Bill & Cathy Goodrich, God Cares Ministry

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Bill and Cathy Goodrich
God Cares Ministry

And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside.
Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing.
(Psalm 71:9 NLT)

In 1984, at the age of twenty-six,
I felt the desire to visit with residents living in a nearby nursing home
to bring happiness to those who were lonely.[1]“Why did God create us? What is his purpose for us?” Chaplain Bill asked. He holds a weekly church service for residents in a skilled nursing facility where he’s ministered since 1989. “Our purpose is to enter into a loving, nurturing relationship with God. He did not create us to do something. He created us to receive something—to live forever with a heavenly Father who loves us.”

Bill, why do you minister to the elderly, why nursing homes? 
“Where is the greatest need?” we asked. My late wife and I were involved in many ministries. “If we weren’t at the soup kitchen, someo…