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Mary Bowiecomment (0)

September 30, 2004

By Sondra Washington


Church: Huffman Baptist Church, Birmingham

Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 26:3

Favorite Hymn: “He Leadeth Me! O Blessed Thought”

Hobbies: Reading, counted cross-stitch

Family Status: Married to John 56 years; two children, Carol and Richard; five grandchildren

At 77 Mary Bowie has been active in church most of her life. She has taught Sunday School for more than 50 years, has taught school for 30 years, is active in the church Women on Mission program and sings in the senior adult choir. She has also helped several adults learn to read through her church literacy program.

Q: Why have you done these activities?

A: First of all is my love for God and then a means of serving people in need. Seeing a need, loving God and being grateful for what He has done for me inspires me.

Q: What do these ministries demand?

A: Above all they demand a commitment to the task whatever it is and I would say a love for people.

Q: What do you get from these ministries?

A: I have the satisfaction of knowing that I’m doing what I can to serve God. I also have the joy of knowing that I have done what I could to help someone in need.

Q: How do your family members support you?

A: Our faith has always been a family matter. My husband and I were raised in church, then we raised our children in church. It’s just a natural thing that we support our church’s ministry and that’s what we try to do.

Q: How do you see yourself involved in this in the future?

A: As long as I have breath  and am able to move I plan to continue what I am doing.

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