Wesley Nurses Make a Home Visit for the Holidays
MHM’s Wesley Nurse Health Ministries™ (WNHM) is a faith-based, holistic program committed to serving the least served through education, health promotion, and collaboration. Currently, there are over 80 Wesley Nurse sites throughout the South Texas region. The majority of the WNHM sites are in churches in rural communities. Bronte, Texas, located on the edge of West Texas, is one such community.
Last Friday, a troupe of seven Wesley Nurses and team members made a special visit to the Warren family residence in Bronte. Stacey Cooper, RN, first became close to Mrs. Warren through her work as Wesley Nurse at Bronte’s First United Methodist Church. As head of the household, Mrs. Warren plays legal guardian to three teenage girls, and cares for her elderly father.
With gifts in tow, the team met with the family to help spread a little Christmas cheer. Warm linens, and new clothes were distributed to the family members, along with some much-needed household items and appliances.
Along with gift bags full of presents, the team showed up sporting their favorite holiday pins, accessories, and apparel. Beverlee Williams, RN, Wesley Nurse in San Angelo, Texas, wore her favorite snowman sweatshirt and denim button up on the trip. “We are so blessed Beverlee joined us! When Mrs. Warren welcomed us into her home, she complimented Beverlee’s denim jacket. As the visit continued, Beverly took off her overcoat and offered it to Mrs. Warren to add to her personal Christmas wardrobe. Initially Mrs. Warren was hesitant to accept, but upon insistence she graciously accepted the garment. It was a really special moment for all of us,” explains Amanda Orahoske, Quality Resource Manager.
Ms. Warren had this to share of the special Christmas visit: What a wonderful bunch of ladies. They came to my house with Christmas [gifts] for the family! May God bless each of them seven fold. You made my Christmas perfect!