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July 23, 2009
By Malinda McGill
Coker Baptist Church
Tuscaloosa Baptist Association
Favorite Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13
Favorite Hymn: “You Raise Me Up”
Hobbies: Sports (football, baseball, basketball)
Family Status: Parents, Tim and Lorri Eads; Sister, Madison
Thirteen-year-old Marshall Eads felt the need to go on a missions trip with his church — just when his baseball team was getting ready to go to the Dizzy Dean World Series in Moody.
Marshall’s coach let him go. Still “it was hard for him to leave practice at that time. But baseball is seasonal; missions is not,” said Tim Eads, Marshall’s dad.
So just before the big tournament, Marshall went with a group from Coker Baptist Church to Church of the Nazarene in Robertsdale to paint, cut trees and shrubbery and pressure wash and repaint the parking lot. The next weekend, he returned to play with his team, which won the tournament.
Q: How did it feel to have to leave baseball practice during that important week?
A: It was good for me because I didn’t have to run.
Q: How did you come to know the Lord?
A: When I was 8 years old, I was sitting on the front porch swinging on a swing. I talked to my dad, and he led me to the Lord.
Q: How have you been involved in your church?
A: I always go on retreats and I’m always at church.
Q: What do you get from those ministries?
A: I like helping other people.
Q: How do you see yourself involved in church in the future?
A: I like to do everything. I like to go on retreats, and I’m at church every night.
Q: What difference has being a Christian made in your life?
A: I know that I’m going to heaven.
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