Like many people, the members of Mercy Church in Little Rock felt led to help when COVID-19 arrived in our community.
When Pastor Terrance Long saw a Facebook post from a friend who is a nurse at the Infirmary, it sparked an idea.
He contacted Robin Milner, a patient care coordinator at the Infirmary, and asked if the church could take turns providing lunches to everyone on her floor.
The names of all the coworkers on the floor were placed in a jar, and each day, a name is drawn and that person receives lunch from the restaurant of their choice.
“We want to be a blessing to them each day for what they do,” said Pastor Long.
The meals are delivered by Door Dash, which keeps contact minimal and helps another business in the community.
The pastor often receives a photo with the grateful nurse and their lunch, which he shares with his congregation.
“The congregation loves it. If a day goes by and they don’t get a picture, they’ll ask about it. We just want to do our part.”
He says this act of service is a way to keep his congregation motivated, but he also hopes it has a similar effect on the caregivers.