New Hope exists to bring the hope of the Gospel to the elderly, infirmed, and shut-ins.
In the Vallejo-Benicia area, there are more than a dozen facilities dedicated to caring for the physical needs of the elderly and infirmed. In addition to hospitals providing health care, there are convalescent homes, assisted care, retirement, and home health care facilities providing various forms of support for a wide range of costs. The residents of these facilities are at times lonely, abandoned, forgotten, immobile, and too often without hope. Their days can become long and dull and their souls can lack the feeding and ministering from a time of gathering as a church to worship and hear from God’s word.
This ministry exists to bring New Hope through the gospel to those who are shut-in and alone. This is a missionary field in our own backyard. Even now, the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.
“Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress…” James 1:27 NASB
We are currently visiting four locations in Vallejo: Bi-weekly at Brookdale North Bay and a home care facility on Dixie Court, as well as weekly at Vallejo Care Center and Crestwood Behavioral Health Center. Our visits generally last up to 90 minutes and include worship through song, a message from God’s word, prayers for personal needs, and a time of fellowship. When possible we also provide in-room visits to lift the spirits of these dear ones.