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November 15, 2012
By Christine Kapurch
First Baptist Church, Shawmut, in Valley
East Liberty Association
Favorite Verse: The Book of Luke
Favorite Hymn: “Joy to the World”
Family Status: Married to Hermon for 42 years; four children, James, Jeffrey, Tony and Christian; five grandchildren
Cheryl Myers, a member of First Baptist Church, Shawmut, has been the director of the Christian Service Center in East Liberty Baptist Association for 22 years. Myers and her family also deliver toys to needy children every Christmas Eve.
Q: What led you to serve in the ministry?
A: I felt God calling me to do missions [work] when I was 13 years old.
Q: Why have you continued through the years?
A: Because it’s a pleasure and a joy to know that we are meeting the needs of the less fortunate in our community and we can be a witness to them. We are very thankful to live in the community we live in where different churches are able to provide the services we need.
Q: What does the ministry demand?
A: Time … a lot of time. We never know when the phone rings what it’s going to be. It could be a stove or washing machine that someone needs. People call literally 24 hours a day. We try to be available whenever there’s a need.
Q: What do you get from the ministry?
A: A sense of peace and a satisfaction in knowing that something we do might be a catalyst to the Lord.
Q: How do you see yourself involved in this in the future?
A: I would like to say that I still see us here 20 years from now. There’s always going to be a need for the services we provide, and I pray that we are going to be here for a long time.
Q: What difference will this ministry make for you in the future?
A: Well I’m not sure about us, but for the families we serve we hope they will become more independent. We also hope they realize there is a Christian community that wants to help serve them.