TRURO - Local community chaplains are looking for volunteers willing to visit special care facilities to present the Gospel message to residents who request it.
"Often some of these residents are lonely and just need someone to sit with them and talk," said Ken Kennedy, who with his wife Velma, are the Nova Scotia directors of Community Chaplain Services of Canada Inc., out of Saint John N.B.
As a charitable inter-denominational Christian organization, Kennedy said the organization doesn't seek to interfere with local denominational clergy duties.
"In fact, the professional chaplain service often works hand-in-hand with the local pastors," he added.
Community Chaplain Service offers a free four-hour training seminar with a Bible-basics type of curriculum along with the teaching of nursing home protocols, which often requires the applicant to produce a police check along with confidentially requirements.
For further information, please call Ken at 662-3029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Chaplain Gerald Jenkinson at 893-3096.