ACU summer workshop honors sisters of service
For immediate release
July 19, 1999
Each year during the Summer Workshops at Abilene
Christian University, a luncheon is conducted in honor of
several women who have spent much of their life in godly
service and exemplary discipleship.
This year's Sisters of Service honorees are:
Dot Harrod, San Angelo, has served God as
a church secretary and turned that position into a
ministry of her own. According to those who know her
best, Harrod is a wonderful listener and a good friend.
Her goal is to be an encourager like Barnabas.
June Hill, Locust, N.J., and her husband, Ira,
spent four months last year donating their time and
talents to the Nigerian Bible College in Africa. As the
Hills near retirement, they plan to pursue Christian
education throughout the world. June's passion for
children has led her to develop different techniques for
teaching the Bible to young children. June will be
sharing these techniques in a two-day lecture July 26 and
27 at this year's Bible Teachers Workshop.
JoAnn Mills, De Ridder, La., was a public
school teacher for 23 years. After she retired she became
a professional writer and lecturer. She has more than 90
published articles in Christian publications and six
published motivational, inspirational and study books.
JoAnn also will be speaking at this year's workshop in a
one-day lecture on planning ladies' events on July
Billie Paine, Lubbock, served as mission's
secretary for several years and then as librarian at the
Sunset School of Preaching. Paine currently is working
with Jim McGuiggan and International Biblical Resources
to publish and distribute Christian literature, and she
has continued to show hospitality and love to all those
who cross her path.
Billie Prior, New Braunfels, and her husband,
Bruce, worked at Boles Children's Home for more than 30
years. She taught high school English, speech and Bible
survey courses. In 1992 Prior started a regular
visitation program for those in her church that were
sick, in nursing homes, new members or those that seemed
lonely. Her prayer every morning is the hymn "Be With Me
Bonnie Shake, Abilene, has been a foster parent
for over 30 years for Christian Homes of Abilene and
plans to continue for as long as she is needed. She also
is currently working with a child who is confined to a
wheelchair because of muscular dystrophy. Shake considers
her greatest accomplishment to be raising six faithful,
active Christian children that have now begun raising
their own Christian families.
These ladies will be honored at a luncheon July 27 at
Hillcrest Church of Christ. Tickets are $8 and may be
purchased Sunday, July 25, or Monday, July 26, until 5 p.m.
at the ACU Campus Center or at Hillcrest on Monday, July 26,
from 8-10 a.m. Pre-reserved child care for ages 2-9 is
available. Children should bring a sack lunch.
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