For this month’s Mission Journey I’m yielding to Theresa Adair, who has been on a 20-year mission journey as our association’s administrative assistant. We honored her in May and she wanted to express her appreciation. — David Williams
From Theresa Adair
Thank you, Trinity River Baptist Association, for honoring my 20 years of work with a wonderful celebration. Thank you for the cards, gifts and your presence at the celebration.
Let me express my appreciation for First Baptist Church, Sour Lake and all of the hard work your congregation provided for our executive board meeting and celebration. The decorations, meal, and cake were outstanding. Our three directors of missions, Bro. Kelley, Bro. Bill and Bro. David blessed me with their sweet words. A big thank you to women’s missions and ministry for the plaque presented by Nora Lee Ladd. Mike Tucker leading and Martha Jordan on the keyboard did an excellent job singing my favorite hymns. My gratitude extends to all of you.
I was the daughter of a pastor and I grew up in church. We were there every time the doors opened. At a very early age I started learning about missions through Sunbeams, GA’s and Acteens. God gave me a love for missions early on. I always wanted to be involved in missions.
Education came first, working and then a family. When my children got older there was a need for me to go back to work. I worked for our preschool at our church for several years and substituted at schools.
I was always looking for a full-time job. Jerry’s health was failing and I knew I needed to work full-time.
A co-worker told me about a job with her husband’s company. I applied at Wiggins Trucking Co. and got the job.
It just so happens Mrs. Wiggins, co-owner of the company, did the finances for Trinity River Baptist Association. Mrs. Wiggins taught me about finances. She was very kind and patient with me.
Dr. Duane Kelley came to my office every other week to get checks signed by Mrs. Wiggins. Many times he sat down and talked to me.
After two years the trucking company had to let me go. The secretary position at TRBA opened up and Mrs. Wiggins called me to apply for the position, so I did. I met with Bro. Kelley. That evening he called and offered me the secretary position.
God was working early on through all my circumstances to bring me to work my dream job at TRBA.
It has been a blessing to work through the Association with Bro. Kelley, Bro. Bill and Bro. David. Having the opportunity to talk, share and pray with so many people has been so rewarding. I have truly been blessed.
Thank you, Trinity River Baptist Association, for allowing me to be on mission at work for you for the last 20 years. I have truly enjoyed every minute of it.