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Johnson, Louise comment (0)

April 27, 2006

First Baptist Church, Gulf Shores
Baldwin Baptist Association

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:6
Favorite Hymn: “Victory in Jesus”
Hobbies: Ceramics

Family Status: Widowed after 27 years of marriage to Roy; one daughter, Ann; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren

Louise Johnson has taught Sunday School for 76 years. In addition to many Alabama Baptist churches, she has taught classes in Mississippi, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Wyoming, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, New Mexico, Hawaii and Canada.
Q: What led you to begin teaching Sunday School?

A: I began teaching Sunday School when I was 18 years old. My teacher moved away and I was just going to lead the discussion a Sunday or two until we had a teacher, and it ended up becoming a permanent position.

Q: What do you get from the ministry?

A: A fulfillment that nothing else could offer.

Q: How do other family members support you?
A: My husband did not object to me being away, and he heartily agreed that that was what I should be doing. Then he became involved and it became a family affair with him going with me.

Q: What difference has this ministry made for you in the past?

A: It certainly broadened my horizons in every area and made me more dependent on the Lord. Visiting mission fields ... exposed me to many interesting personalities.

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