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January 12, 2012

By Julie Payne

Fuhrman, Belle

Southside Baptist Church
Etowah Baptist Association

Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 6:33
Favorite Hymn: “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
Hobbies: Gardening, reading and baking cakes
Family Status: Widowed after 54 years of marriage to Gene; five children, Warren, Sally, Susan, Phillip and Cindy; 15 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren

Belle Fuhrman, 90, has served in the Southside Baptist Church children’s Sunday School department for 60 years, teaching third- through sixth-grade students. Fuhrman has been in the Southside Baptist choir for 32 years and participates in the church’s Encourager Class, a group that writes letters to visitors and church members in the hospital. For the past 24 years, she has made it a point to read the Bible cover to cover each year.

Q: When did you come to know the Lord?
A: I was about 10 years old [and] going to the Methodist church.

Q: What led you to serve in children’s Sunday School?
A: When I got started, I just didn’t want to leave. I felt comfortable teaching; I still like it and I guess I’ll keep teaching until they run me off or something (laughs).

Q: What difference has Christ made in your life?
A: I can’t imagine any other life. He’s here all the time to me. He’s answered a lot of prayers. ... I just have a relationship with God. I can’t imagine not being close to Him.

Q: How do you see yourself involved in ministry in the future?
A: I hope I can keep on as long as my health is good. [I turned] 90 in October. ... I just feel so fortunate that I’m able to do what I do.

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