GENEVA, Ala (BNc) — Ladies of the Geneva church packed plastic tubs of food items and other goodies and mailed them to four soldiers serving our country, most on foreign soil. The soldiers were children of members of the church.
A beautiful grouping with pictures featuring each soldier was placed in the ladies Bible classroom. A sign up sheet was passed for the ladies to state what suggested items they would donate. Tiny plastic soldiers, with yellow ribbons tied around their necks, were given to each lady reminding her to pray daily for the soldiers. Everyone was encouraged to write a personal letter and place it in the care tub. All were encouraged to keep the plan a secret from the soldiers. The goal was to ship the package so it would arrive before Thanksgiving.
Last week word came that the care tubs had reached each soldier. Immediately words of appreciation were emailed back home, and expressed the joy they felt in sharing it with their fellow soldiers.
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 54 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.