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Faith: Seventy Times Seven free pdf 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 ministers ever produced by the great Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Beyond doubt, she overcame more difficulties and passed through more 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 there...She 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 more 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...to 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 more 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 remain...I 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

About Sean E Jacobs

After publishing five local history books in the last fifteen years, Sean E. Jacobs has discovered his nitch in writing true stories of creative nonfiction. The Faith Chronicles are three novels, ADVERSITY - Face to Face following a German family from Germany in 1844 to Texas. The second describes early, middle and late chapters in the life of Reverend Ada Caston Slaton Bonds. She was elected moderator of the Louisiana Presbytery eight times. Delivered over 4,700 sermons- delivered over 2,800 evangelistic sermons- officiated over 1,300 funerals and traveled over 750,000 miles delivering the word of God. Reverend Bonds is the grandmother of this author. She has the longest tenure of any female protestant minister with over 58 years of active service. Among being a professional genealogist, Sean Jacobs has researched over 17,000 family names in the last thirty years. In doing so, it led him to the third novel in the Faith Chronicles, SISTERS OF MERCY - The Runaway Scrape. A former resident in the home of the author in Eagle Lake, Texas wrote her memoirs IN 1898 and they have been taken and put to paper. Some say the author has outdid himself in this third in the series. Sam Houston once said of the main character, Dilue Rose Harris, was the prettiest girl at the San Jacinto Ball and is definitely the Rose of Bray's Bayou.

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Author : Sean E Jacobs
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 09 May 2014
ISBN : 1499509669
EAN : 9781499509663
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 396 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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