by Glenda Williams, BNc correspondent
HARTFORD, Ala (BNc) — The Hartford, Alabama church is rebuilding after being destroyed by a late night fire earlier this year. Recently we stopped to see the new metal structure and were met by Terry Whaley, member of the church, and David Creel, member of the church from Dothan, Ala. who is donating his work on the building.
The church wants to begin meeting in the new building the middle of August. There is much work to be done and it is being delayed by a lack of funds. When asked what their immediate needs were, Whaley replied, “We need money for the heating and cooling system and carpet.”
The Hartford congregation is small in number, but is located close to a nice subdivision. The members worship in a mobile home on the church property at the present time.
Terry Whaley may be reached at 334-701-9690. Jim Simmons, local preacher, may be reached at 334-886-3202. Whaley said contributions may be mailed to the Hartford Church of Christ, 801 Commerce Street, Hartford, AL 36344. Any amount would be appreciated.
Let’s help get this building finished so they can get on with the Father’s business.
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 have been married 53 years and have two children and two grandchildren. All our children are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.