Christians in Care is a new network designed to connect Christians in the care sector. Lucy Honeysett, Lead Coordinator of Christians in Care, explains
Hello! My name is Lucy, I’m a nurse and have worked for most of my career in hospice care. But working life for me began as a carer and this was an amazing experience! I will never forget the people I cared for and worked alongside – I even named my first daughter after someone I cared for when I was just 17! God showed me at this time that caring for vulnerable people was a precious and important work. I watched other Christian carers do this work with such compassion and kindness. They treated people with deep respect and I learnt so much from them. How they cared for people pointed me to Jesus and was an example of how He treated people that were, perhaps otherwise, forgotten by society.
As I have cared for many dying people over the years I’ve worked with carers and have always valued their contribution and have known the importance of their work. And yet I know we need to do more to encourage those providing care who may not always feel the full recognition they deserve.
At Christians in Care, we want to do all we can to encourage Christians who provide care day in and day out, night in and night out. It can be really tough and people who care deeply can also end up hurting deeply. We want carers like you to know that you are precious in God’s sight and what you do is valued and appreciated.
I therefore want to do all I can to connect and encourage Christians working across all care sectors – those providing frontline care and those in positions of leadership. We have a Christians in Care Frontline staff WhatsApp group where we share encouraging bible verses, prayer need and testimonies. We plan to meet virtually to chat, encourage one another and pray together. And we also have a WhatsApp group for Christian care home leaders and trustees, and we meet on Zoom to pray for and support one another.
If you'd like to be a part of this, please do get in touch via the form.