The Things I Remember…
I remember the ‘Old Bell’ in the ‘Old Church’ – Daddy (Robert Stapleton) and I would go early on Sunday mornings to start a fire in the pot-belly stove to warm up the church. He would lift me up to the rope on the bell and give me a push and I would ‘ride the rope’ so the bell would ring (with me in my Sunday clothes, of course)! I would ring the bell till Daddy got the fires going good.
Later on in life, Cecil and I enjoyed being with the Youth on their mission trips. It was so good to see how beautifully they cared about others. We knew they desired to share Jesus and His love no matter what they did or where they went. I have been able to go on some adult mission trips with Carol Clark, Mary Kinsey, Althea Maddox and so many others. It was our joy and privilege to serve and be able to give to others. But it always seemed like we were the ones who received the blessings!