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Wallace, Dorothycomment (0)

September 11, 2008

By Krista Leonard

First Baptist Church, Double Springs
Winston Baptist Association

Favorite Bible Verses: Philippians 4:19 and John 3:16
Favorite Hymns: “How Great Thou Art” and “Amazing Grace”
Hobby: Sending cards
Family Status: Widowed after 23 years of marriage to Wilton and one daughter, Shela

Dorothy Wallace can be found brightening people’s days at First Baptist Church, Double Springs. Wallace sends cards for all occasions and sometimes just to let people know she is thinking about them. She enjoys working with children, whether it be staying in the nursery on Sunday nights during Discipleship Training or passing out snacks she made to children at Vacation Bible School and children’s choir practice. After working in the cafeteria at the local school, she puts her cooking skills to work, helping to prepare meals for fellowship dinner and to carry to families when they have lost loved ones. She is also responsible for delivering tapes to people unable to attend church, a task she has done for 15 years.

Q: How did you come to know the Lord?
A: We lived in Michigan at the time, and I was 28 when I was saved. We lived in an apartment, and a lady downstairs kept inviting me to church and I finally went. I got saved at that time. It was Oct. 8, 1961. Then my husband got saved the following Wednesday.

Q: How have you been involved in church throughout the years?
A: I worked in the nursery and sent cards. I do snacks every week for the children’s choir and cook meals for families who have lost loved ones. I am on the fellowship committee and help to cook meals for fellowship dinners.

Q: What do you get from those ministries?

A: It is just a blessing working for the children’s choir, getting their snacks.

Q: What difference has being a Christian made in your life?
A: It has made a lot of difference. He supplies all my needs so abundantly. I didn’t know what I was going to do when my husband died, but every need has been met.

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