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Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrong doing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things endures all things. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
Newsletter Summer 2010

love never ends
Friend of Ideal Care ART with SOOSIE Susan Molen leading art projects at Day Party Page 2 Seasonal Recipe Ohh My! Kathy Magee shares the secret recipe for her Famous Chicken Salad Page 2 Personal Profile Pauline Mukeshamana How forgiveness heals. Resident Spotlight John Jaykka came to live with us for a short time, but for a very special purpose. Page 2

Dudley’s Corner
“My agenda this summer hasn’t changed 1)Eat Scraps, 2) Wag Tail, 3) Take a Nap,= high productivity.”

Scripture Memory “For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. -Matthew 6:14

One day, as Pauline was giving water to refugees, she looked up to see Taciana in line, her hair wild and clothes soiled. When their eyes met, Taciana ran away, but Pauline followed after her. “We have forgiven you,” she said. “We will help you.” Pauline and her husband helped Taciana find her surviving family members. After the war, few Rwandans talked about what happened, keeping their horror stories to themselves. But Pauline believes faith and forgiveness is the key to healing. She encourages people to tell Pauline struggled with what she knew their stories, often opening the door by telling her own.” about forgiveness. No one knew why “Tensions between Hutus and Tutsis were high when Pauline decided to reach Taciana did such a terrible thing. “As out to Taciana, her Tutsi neighbor, though Christians, we had preached about it and believed it,” she said. “Now we had to she is Hutu. The woman had a mean, Aging loved ones can bring out a lot crazy reputation in the community. Some live it.” In time she saw it as a of strife among families. Sometimes it is commandment she could not ignore. said she had poisoned four men. Though between siblings, but it is also often people warned her not to go, Pauline felt between children and parents. As Pauline it was what God wanted her to do and displays holding onto bitterness is not an took a friend along with her to Taciana’s option for Christians. At Ideal Care we A few months later, Pauline and her home. strive to resolve conflicts and encourage family fled across the boarder to Congo. “We are Christians. she needed to By then, many of their friends and family forgiveness within families. This can be the best medication that a family can give know someone cared about her. I felt we had perished. They opened their small to an aging loved one. needed to be there for her,” Pauline said. mission house to the most vulnerable During that visit Pauline’s two young sons Tutsis and Hutus. “We saw the people and her friend’s daughter played together were dying, hungry, thirsty and sick, in another room with Taciana’s three By evening Pauline’s youngest son had a fever and cried for water. She called In Pauline’s six years of caregiving at a doctor, then took him to a government Ideal Care, she has seen amazing works of hospital where she ran into the friend who forgiveness in the lives of our residents had gone with her to visit Taciana. Her and their families. She was featured on little girl also was sick. Doctors learned the cover of The Southeast Outlook in that the two babies had been poisoned. June. The article shared a powerful story The only time it could have happened was of a mighty work of forgiveness that God when they played together at Taciana’s has done in her heart which she describes house. as the best medication. Both died within a few hours.

FORGIVENESS IS LIKE MEDICATION

daughters. At one point during their visit, Taciana left the room to check on the children, but came back in a few minutes.

Pauline said. “So people in our little church began giving out water.”

Season of Slaughter

Medication for Families

The Test of Forgiveness

Love Never Ends

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LOVE NEVER ENDS
The title of this newsletter was drawn from the motivation behind our work at The Corinthian: to glorify God by showing 1 Corinthians 13 love to others. Of all the of love in this chapter, “love never ends” is often the most meaningful for our residents and their families. Because of the unsurpassed love that Christ’s death and resurrection secures for us, we are given great faith and hope that we will continue in His love forever. We aren’t promised that flesh and bones never end, we aren’t promised that families never end, but we are promised that “love never ends”. God’s love for his children and their love for Him and others never ends. This is the greatest hope in the face of the end of life on earth. May His love abound!

News & Prayer
• We have two openings for residential Care. One opening for a lady and one opening for a gentlemen. Please spread the word and contact us if you know of any needs. • We are in the process of launching our new adult daycare service, Day Party. • Continued faithfulness ministering in word and deed to clients and their families. • We need wisdom as we seek to open more houses like “The Corinthian” in Louisville.

Resident Spotlight
John Jaykka and Eric Span came to Ideal Care this summer for a specific purpose. Eric to work as a caregiver and John to live out the rest of his days. However, before each of them left an amazing answer to John’s daughters prayer was answered. The following is her account of their interaction that she shared at Mr. John’s funeral. “Eric asked dad if he remembered the story Noah and the flood, and dad said he did. Eric explained to him that the only ones that were saved were Noah and his family, as they were obedient to God and trusted him. In the same way, Jesus is our ark. If we place our trust in him, God is faithful and just and will save us. Dad prayed that morning to receive Christ and he died one week later.”

ART with SOOSIE

KATHY'S FAMOUS CHICKEN SALAD 6 boiled skinless chicken breasts.

Vision Retreat
This summer, John and Kathy Magee, Benjamin Miller and consultant Professor Iverson Warinner of Spalding University, met at beautiful Boone Tavern Hotel in Berea to create a vision to lead Ideal Care Inc. into the next fifty years. These pictures reflect the results of the three day workshop and define the Ideal Care vision.
2. Connected to local church 1.Expansion 3.Hospitality

Susan Molen has a heart to use her gifts to minister to others. Each Monday, Boil your chicken breasts in the pot with H2O, salt, parsley, garlic Wednesday, and Friday mornings, she does just that for residents at IdealCare. granules, and pepper til tender.

Remove from pot but keep chicken stock for something else. diced celery diced red seedless grapes Cut up chicken and add rest of ingredients. Keep cold. Susan is available for arts and crafts activities for all age groups and activities Best if flavors absorb for an hour. including birthday parties, youth groups, Serve on tomato and bed of lettuce, lock-ins, and senior living homes. with crackers!
Art activities stimulate our residents and Day Party attendants, both physically, mentally, and creatively. Check out our art display in the Florida Room during your next visit to The Corinthian. If you are interested in her extraordinary services, contact Susan Molen at 502.551.5529

4. Sanctuary 5. Christ-centered 6. Diversity

1 c. chopped pecans 1 c. heavy mayonaise 2 heaping T. Ranch dressing 1 T. parsley flakes 1 T. coarse salt 1 t. freshly ground pepper 1 T. grated garlic granules 2 T. sugar Feeds about 12 little people.

7. Celebration

8. Honor

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