House calls

A vanishing form of ministry
A church I pastored in Portland, Oregon, ran an after-school children’s program. One afternoon someone came to tell me that twin brothers, aged six, had pushed a little girl during a play period. Although she recovered quickly, we had some anxious moments. She had hit her head hard on a concrete floor and needed a CAT scan to make sure that there was no serious damage. After we had seen to her care, I left to visit the boys’ home and inform their parents of the misdeed.


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