“A lifesaver” is what Melba Chasteen calls the Respite Care Ministry at First United Methodist Church of Dothan. “You will never know how much you mean to us no matter how many ways we tell you,” she told the 150 volunteers attending the annual Volunteer Celebration lunch Thursday at the FUMC Fellowship Hall.

“Because unless you have been with someone 24-7 after being with them 58 years, for that person to have another place where he can go to be loved and cared for is such a huge, huge gift,” Chasteen said. “And I am eternally grateful.”

More of the story from the Dothan Eagle is at the link below:

LINK: Respite care volunteers ‘see others through Jesus’ eyes’ (dothaneagle.com)