Meier Ministries doesn't stop at ministering to the people of our
local church, but we also utilize our gifts and time to minister
to the Bellevue/Omaha community, specifically those members of our
community that are currently in Hospice care as well as
Pastor Jeremy has been involved
with Hospice organizations from Florida, Texas and North Dakota since 2006. Having a Hospice ministry has
been something that the Lord placed on Jeremy's heart
several years ago when He planted the seed to continue the
ministry wherever the Lord brought him. As a Hospice Chaplain, Jeremy saw first hand
the affects of people in Hospice care as well as how having
someone in Hospice care changes a family.
You may be asking yourself,
"what can I do?" The answer is quite simple, really.
Talk and listen. That's it. For a lot of Hospice
patients, you will be offering one-way communication.
One-way communication in a Hospice setting can be, and often
is, normal. You will engage in communication with
patients (not all patients) but they cannot respond back.
One-way communication, in our experience, usually takes
place toward the end of one's life. Hearing, as it is
understood, is the last sense to "die" in a person before
they pass away and therefore, it is extremely important to
continue dialog with a Hospice patient throughout your visit
even if they are unable to talk to you.
By all accounts, you are there
to be a friend to the patient. Unless specifically
requested, the Jeremy Meier Ministries Hospice Ministry does not
press our religious beliefs on those in Hospice care.
We engage in spiritual or religious conversation only if the
Hospice patient initiates the conversation.
Once again, you may ask yourself
this: "As a ministry, why don't you press your beliefs on
those in Hospice care if you are volunteering to minister to
them?" The answer to that is simple. Because we
are not allowed to and those that are in Hospice care may
or may not share the same beliefs as Jeremy Meier Ministries.
Therefore, Jeremy Meier Ministries Hospice Ministry members will
not engage in "religious" conversation unless it is first
initiated by the patient.
For more information about our
Hospice ministry, please contact us.