by Glenda Williams, BNC correspondent
Geneva, AL BNc — The television program, “Getting To Know Your Bible,” began in September 2006. It airs on DirecTV Monday through Friday nights at 9:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. CT on channel 377. Billy Lambert, minister of the Summerdale church of Christ, Summerdale, AL is speaker for this popular program which is overseen by elders of the church. Currently airing on Total Christian Television Network, volunteer telephone operators take calls from all over the nation and prepare CDs and DVDs for mailing.
Along with preaching the gospel, Bible Correspondence courses are offered viewers of the program. Presently they have students in all fifty states as well as several foreign countries including Africa, India, and the Philippines. Volunteers grade the lessons and follow through to make sure the students reach their full potential. Many souls are led to the Lord through the efforts of “Getting to Know Your Bible.” For schedules and more information see www.gettingtoknowyourbible.com.
As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. I knew no one who was desiring to be a preacher but each night I knelt by my bed and prayed, “Lord, if I am capable of being a preacher’s wife I would like to marry a preacher. If not, just let me marry a Christian.” God answered that prayer for me. Our local preacher, Jerry Humphries, preached in two gospel meetings that summer and invited a young man from Alabama Christian College (now Faulkner University) to preach in his absence. He brought his girlfriend with him so that took him out of the running. But when I learned they were coming back in a week or so, I asked if they didn’t have some fine young man they could bring down and let me meet. The girl thought for a minute, snapped her fingers and said, “Old Doug.” Old Doug and I will be married 55 years on December 18. We have two children and two grandchildren. All our children are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.