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October 4, 2007

Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Dothan
Columbia Baptist Association

Favorite Verses: Deuteronomy 31:6; 2 Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 1:5
Favorite Hymns: “Great is Thy Faith-fulness” and “Faith is the Victory”
Family Status: Married to Lowell for 58 years; two sons, Gary and Kevin; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren

At 86 years old, Gwin Ferguson has served in the children’s ministry of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Dothan, for 51 years. She has also worked on the building and landscape committees and served in the church library.

Q: What led you to work with children?
A: I wanted to make children feel at ease and help them learn. I really wanted to understand children.

Q: Why have you continued through the years?
A: I just enjoy it. I like to study the literature and see what foundation the children are getting — seeing how they mature from grade 1–6.

Q: What does it demand?
A: It demands studying and reading the lesson and books other than Sunday School materials. I still like to read books on the growth, development and needs of children.

Q: What do you get from it?
A: I get enjoyment — being with the children, meeting the parents and being a part of activities other than Sunday School and church. I like to see the total child, and the children like to see you be natural.

Q: How do family members support you?
A: Totally. My husband is a wonderful Christian, and he has always been very supportive.

Q: How do you see yourself involved in this in the future?
A: I’m just recovering from having two major surgeries in three days — hip and colon cancer. So I’m just waiting to see what the Lord is going to have me do.
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