Background picture taken in Hawaii June 1970 in their home at Pearl Harbor by Fran Meservy
WHY HOME MISSIONS By: Frances M. McCrory-Meservy November 1966
Al introduced me to Barb and Lee (on the same ship as Al) and we became fast friends.
Barb's baby was due anytime and the ship was going out to sea. She and her daughter Terry came and stayed with me so she would have someone to help her and get her to the hospital if she went into labor.
It was close to Christmas and Terry (18 mo.) wanted a bedtime story. I told her the nativity story and half way through she fell asleep. I quit telling the story and Barb almost knocked me off the couch. She said, "Don't quit - I have never heard that story before." I was dumbfounded. I thought everyone in America had heard about Jesus. I told her the rest of the story all the way through the resurrection.
Barb said that was the neatest story she had ever heard. I explained that it was not a story - it was the truth. She wanted to know where the story was at and I handed her a Bible.
It turned out Barb's parents would not let her read or hear anything they considered make believe including nursery rhymes and children's stories. She was not allowed to believe in Santa or anything. She asked if there were any other good stories in the Bible and I said there were. I gave her a Bible and she read it. She loved the Bible Stories.
We visited Barb and Lee in 1995 and they were both Christians. Praise the Lord.
Lee died in 2002 and I know he is in Heaven.
Psa 71:15-17 My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness And Your salvation all the day, For I do not know their limits. I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD; I will make mention of Your righteousness, of Yours only. O God, You have taught me from my youth; And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
I've Seen & Heard of Jesus