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October 23, 2008

First Baptist Church, Aliceville
Pickens Baptist Association

Favorite Bible Verses: Proverbs 3:5–6
Favorite Hymns: “Because He Lives” and “How Great Thou Art”
Hobbies: Studying, running and hanging out with friends
Family Status: Father, David; mother, Trina; two brothers, Brant and Phil; and one sister-in-law, Ashley

Mary Lindsey Gentry became a Christian as a young child and has served Christ on Auburn University’s campus. Gentry has been involved with the Committee of 19, a group that seeks to inform students about the amount of money it takes to feed children in developing countries — just 19 cents a day. As Miss Auburn 2007–2008, her platform was hunger awareness. She traveled to Kenya during the summer of 2007 to feed hungry children with the United Nations World Food Programme.

Q: How did you become a Christian?

A: I became a Christian when I was 9 or 10 years old. It was during a revival at my church in my hometown. I feel like I have known the Lord my whole life, but since coming to college, I have really grasped how important it is to have a personal relationship with Christ. I have grown the most in my relationship with Christ since going to Auburn University.

Q: How have you used your faith to influence the campus?

A: I went on a missions trip to Kenya. While I was in Kenya, I got to participate in my platform while running for Miss Auburn, and while I was there, I got to feed children through the program I supported on campus. The newspaper on campus, The Plainsman, printed an essay I wrote about my time in Kenya.

Q: How did your time in Kenya impact your relationship with Christ?
A: I just realized how faithful God is and how He provides for everybody’s needs. It really was great and a real faith-builder.

Q: What difference has being a Christian made in your life?
A: I have learned we are here to bring glory to the Lord and not to ourselves. As humans, we are sinful and we want to do things for ourselves, so that is something that I have to pray about and realize that this is God’s Kingdom and I have to work for Him.

Q: How do you plan on staying involved in church and strengthening your relationship with Christ in the future?
A: I am involved with Lakeview Baptist Church in Auburn. I am praying for my future husband and praying that we will be able to serve Christ together. I just want to continue to surround myself with Christian people; it is amazing when you surround yourself with Christian fellowship how much you grow in Christ.

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