Reid, Edithcomment (0)
June 7, 2007
By Sondra Washington
Enon Baptist Church, Montevallo
Shelby Baptist Association
Favorite Verse: John 3:16
Favorite Hymn: “It Is Well With My Soul”
Hobbies: Collecting Bibles
Family Status: Married to James for 39 years; two children, Pat and Mary; four grandchildren
Edith Reid has been an active member of Enon Baptist for 55 years. She has been church clerk for 25 years and church treasurer for six years. For 35 years, she also served as an adult leader in Shelby Baptist Association’s discipleship training program.
Q: What led you to be so active in church?
A: I was saved at 12 years old and baptized in the creek. I made a commitment to Him that I would follow Him my whole life. I memorized the Girls’ Auxiliary pledge, and I have taken that pledge to heart. I pledged my allegiance to Jesus Christ and His church and its activities.
Q: What do these ministries demand?
A: It means prayer, meditation and study of God’s Word as we worship in the fellowship of believers at the church.
Q: What do you get from it?
A: I get a renewal of my spirit. It is another vision of something that is needed in our community.
Q: How do other family members support you?
A: They are thankful for me and they pray for me. They know my needs. They know my good points and my weaknesses.
Q: How do you see yourself involved in this in the future?
A: I want to stay as active as my health permits.
Q: What difference will these ministries make for you in the future?
A: I think I will be a happy, blessed aged woman. I can rest and rejoice about how I have been blessed through the years and enjoy the relationship I have with Him.