MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. (BNC) — The ladies of the Earleyville church of Christ continue making gifts for children in foreign countries. This year the 12-16 ladies who meet every Wednesday for an hour Bible study, lunch, and then work period, are sending different items to the less fortunate in Nicaragua.
Among the items sent this summer are 138 stuffed dogs, 137 dresses sized 1-10, over 300 diaper shirts, enough six inch squares of material to make 201 baby quilts. New mothers sew the quilts by hand during their time at the Costa Maturna, which is a center for maternity care.
Pictured above is Sarah Nokes, ladies Bible class teacher, and Douglas Williams as they pack a bag of the dogs.
Items made are transported to the Westgate church of Christ, Dothan, AL, and shipped from there to the destination.
Williams is the brother of Sarah Nokes and will be transporting the items to the church in Dothan.
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.