I asked my sister Ellen to give me her opinion of the following guestions:
- Give me a perspective of your thinking about Thomas Road Baptist Church church and services and what you thought when you walked into the building.
- Give me what you thought when you meet Jerry's sons and daughter, as it would relate to their work at the church and college.
- And why do you think Stephen will do well in the church while he is in college?
Those were some thought provoking questions. I am not sure I can adequately answer them but will try.
Perhaps my first impression upon walking into TRBC brings with it a different perspective from the average visitor. History walks in with me. It felt like I was at home though I had never been there....in that particular church building. Charity and I fell in love with" Main Street", I think is what it is called, isn't it? I loved the "aroma" of days gone by as you sauntered down the "street". First, I should have mentioned the piano dedicated to Macel for her many years of ministry in music. What is it about a fine piano that draws your heart strings? You quickly take notice and I always want to "touch" those ivory keys! Too, it reminds me of my conversation with her about making a CD of her fingers dancing across those keys.