One Year. That’s how long it was that retired pastor Homer Hinson and his wife Doris were unable to touch each other due to COVID-19 restrictions in Homer’s nursing home.
“We blew kisses through the window to each other every day,” Doris said. “Being married for 57 years, it was hard not being allowed to touch, hug or kiss him.”
Homer pastored churches for almost 40 years in South Carolina, most of them bivocationally. “God always sent us to churches that were struggling, and Homer and I would give all that we could to each one,” Doris said.
After spending a few years pastoring a church fulltime, Homer suffered two heart attacks and had to resign. Feeling like the Lord was not done with him, he was called to pastor a smaller church, but his health continued to decline.
“We just felt like we were going to keep going until we couldn’t go anymore,” Doris said.
As Homer’s health declined due to major surgeries, he became disabled and had to retire. With little to retire on, Doris began reading about GuideStone’s Mission:Dignity ministry.
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Source: Baptist Press