Fendley, Lucilecomment (0)
June 14, 2007
By Sondra Washington
First Baptist Church, Fulton
Clarke Baptist Association
Favorite Verse: Philippians 4:13
Favorite Hymn: “How Great Thou Art”
Family Status: Widowed after 44 years of marriage to Perry; three children, Betty, Dianne and Sammy; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren
Lucile Fendley has taught a senior adult Sunday School class since 1981. In 1972, she was instrumental in restarting her church’s WMU group and served as director for more than 23 years. Over the years, she also taught Girls’ Auxiliary classes, helped with Vacation Bible School and worked in the church nursery.
Q: What led you to become involved in church activities?
A: The Holy Spirit led me. I surrendered myself to the Lord (for) Him to use me according to His will, and He gave me the opportunities. I can’t do anything without the Lord through the Holy Spirit. The Lord uses my weaknesses.
Q: Why have you continued?
A: I love the Lord, I love all the ladies in my class and I love to do it.
Q: What does it demand?
A: It demands a lot of prayer, time, study and dependence on the Lord.
Q: What do you get from it?
A: I get so many blessings. I depend on 2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” He gives us things we don’t deserve.
Q: How do other family members support you?
A: The Lord blessed me so much to have a Christian family. My husband was a deacon in the church, and he always supported everything I had to do.
Q: How do you see yourself involved in this in the future?
A: As long as I’ve got good health, I want to serve Him. I feel in my heart that He can still use me even though I’m 87 years old.