Some of the fondest memories of my dad includes waking up early for school and catching him in the act of reading the Word and praying. I can picture him at his desk, on the couch or in his big leather chair with his head bowed praying, interceding on behalf of his family members, friends, fellow church members or the people he was counseling that week. Even when my father, who was an [International Mission Board] missionary for years and still an active pastor, had tough weeks and I mean REALLY tough weeks, you could still find him faithfully spending time with the Lord. What an encouragement that was then and continues to be now. I know each day my dad continues to intercede in prayer over the things in my life along with praying for others, and that always encourages me. His continual faithfulness challenges me to not only examine my daily conversations with the Lord, but see how much I really love people. If I could be half the person my dad has been, I would be truly blessed.
Team leader assistant, Great Commission & Associational Partnerships
Baptist State Convention of North Carolina