Gospel Outreach with Media
Using Tablets in Ministry to Christian Seniors
(Martin Luther College)
I am so happy to see technology in such a helpful light. As you know, the world is full of sin and darkness, with technology only adding to the mix. However, I worked in a nursing home with dementia patients; and I can confirm that what you said is correct! Residents will not remember who their children are, or that coffee time was five minutes ago, and yet when they hear a hymn, or see a picture of Jesus, there are moments of complete recollection, and they know that Jesus is their Lord and Savior. The use of tablets to make these things more accessible is a phenomenal use of technology in ministry!
How do the residents react to viewing things on a tablet? I have worked with some that cannot seem to grasp what exactly it is they are seeing on a smartphone or tablet. Has that been an issue in your experience?
Thank you so much for sharing your wisdom in this area, and leading the way for others to utilize technology in their ministry!