Mechell Bice says she doesn’t remember the name of the man who prayed with her in 1977, but she does remember his face. She was 7 and attending Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Lighthouse Baptist Church, Ashville, and she remembers that VBS volunteer teaching her about the love of Jesus.
“It was a very real moment in my life, and I very much wanted Jesus to come into my heart and to live my life for Him,” she said. “I always think back to that moment in the sanctuary of that little church and how wonderful and different I felt. I don’t ever want to forget that moment.”
As an adult, Bice — now a member of Evening Star Missionary Baptist Church, Pell City — said she will “forever appreciate” the value of VBS and the commitment of volunteers to show her the gospel. (continued…)