The seventh-eighth grade session of Christian camping is ending today at Wiregrass Christian Youth Camp, Chancellor, AL. At the final luncheon today all those who were baptized into Christ for the remission of their sins this week were asked to gather in a corner of the beautiful Uhrig dining hall. Twenty-three young people from different areas of the country gathered around the long tables.
Scenes in the dining hall during the lunch hour showed young people expressing their love for each other with hugs, gentle pats, tears, and joyful laughter. Around 150 seventh-eighth graders along with staff and personnel gathered at the lower Alabama camp for a week of Christian camping. Twenty three are leaving as new babes in Christ. To God goes the glory.
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.