Faith: Seventy Times Seven

Faith Seventy Times Seven Reverend Loyce Estes with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the funeral services on December addresses the congregation The dignified First Lady of the Louisiana Presbytery is dead Vibran

  • Title: Faith: Seventy Times Seven
  • Author: Sean E Jacobs
  • ISBN: 9781499509663
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Paperback
  • Reverend Loyce Estes with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the funeral services on December 23, 1969 addresses the congregation The dignified First Lady of the Louisiana Presbytery is dead Vibrantly alive are the articles of faith that constitute our legacy May her mantle fall on us prayerfully Reverend Mrs Ada Caston Slaton Bonds is one of the most colorful miReverend Loyce Estes with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the funeral services on December 23, 1969 addresses the congregation The dignified First Lady of the Louisiana Presbytery is dead Vibrantly alive are the articles of faith that constitute our legacy May her mantle fall on us prayerfully Reverend Mrs Ada Caston Slaton Bonds is one of the most colorful ministers ever produced by the great Cumberland Presbyterian Church Beyond doubt, she overcame difficulties and passed through heartaches than any minister ever known in order to preach the Whosoever Will gospel Miss Ada, as all affectionately called her, possessed countless prodigies By way of the corridors of her ministerial career she helped shape the lives and mold the character of a great number of young ministers, who, today, rise up and call her blessed God sent her His Divine calling to preach She then learned to preach She carved out a place for herself among the clergy that was unique, without comparison With bottomless emotion, genuine poise, and true dignity, Miss Ada became the First Lady of the Cloth in the Louisiana Presbytery and had the highest honor bestowed upon her, the title of Mother of All Presbyteries Brother Kerans finishes up the services by calling on Reverend Paul Covey Johnson Standing by her frail and physical body awaits its final resting place in the Old Bethany Cumberland Presbyterian Church cemetery, he begins her final epitaph I am walking along the seashore A ship is floating near to me, spreading her white sails as it begins a voyage that takes Miss Ada further and further out into the ocean She is a powerful vessel, one of beauty and strength I watch her until she looks like a disappearing speck of a fluffy cloud where the horizon of the sea and sky intermingle with one another Then someone at my side, just able to bear her load of living freight to the place of destination Her diminished size is in me, not in her Look thereShe is gone Nelson and Ada s brother Lilburn are standing together with eager eyes watching at one of the twelve gates to heaven There are beautiful angels stationed at each of the entrances Looking closely, she sees her mother and father standing near Lilburn There are smiles on all of their faces and a happy and content look to their demeanor, standing and waiting there to take up the welcomed shout HERE SHE COMES As the author of this second creative nonfiction novel in the FAITH Chronicles, I never realized the insurmountable courage it took for Miss Ada to live in such a stifled role find contentment by living through Jesus Christ, our Lord Many times throughout the writing of her memoirs, I discussed Ada s crying with my wife, Barbara I finally came to grips for the first time answers to questions about her continuing with such an abusive marriage I came to respect her inner strength, her compassion, and her gentleness Never in my life have I delved into the scriptures and analyzed what each meant than when I put her memoirs on paper Still to this day, I will never, never forget the day I shouted that one word in Eagle Lake, Texas at the First Presbyterian Church, HALLELUJAH I will always remainI Want to be Like Jesus in my Heart To bring these memoirs to a close, I attended the homecoming services at the Progress Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Pleasant Hill, Louisiana as they celebrated their 104th Anniversary Miss Ada is still spoken of highly Her last letter written to the church on December 10, 1969 still hangs on the walls of the sanctuary Brother Lawson led the congregation in the singing of many gospel tunes and delivered the Sunday morning message I close this description with a quote from Brother Lawson Miss Ada set the standards high for being a minister in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church She was an anomaly for her time Still today, we find the bar for preaching the word of God set

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    1. FAITH – Seventy Times Seven, is such a wonderful inspirational novel and true story of the first ordained woman minister in the state of Louisiana. Clear some space on your bookshelf for FAITH, a story about finding forgiveness, seventy times seven times, a journey that is surely to become a classic. Those who were born into faith, have lost faith, or are still searching, will all be engaged and challenged by this powerful true story of finding forgiveness in relationships with others and with [...]

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