Leon Robinson

Born Again: The Third Week in
August, 1922
Place: New Hope
Baptist Church
Age: About 15

 

 

His Testimony

[This testimony was submitted in memory of Leon by his wife, Annie Robinson, because she knew he would want to be a part of this endeavor.]

Leon told me that he was about fifteen years of age when the Lord saved him at New Hope Baptist Church near Yuma, Tennessee. Many times I have heard him say and have seen him point to the church bench where he said he "met the Lord". He always remembered the time and the place where he was saved. Leon joined New Hope Baptist Church after he was saved and later joined Yuma Baptist Church. When Independent was organized he and his wife, Annie, became charter members. He was ordained Deacon of Independent on May 20, 1951, and served as church treasurer for many years. Leon loved God, the Church, his family and his friends. He just truly loved people. When he testified, he would always say, "I love the Lord because He first loved me", then he would go on to say what he wanted to say. He loved gospel singing and he loved to lead congregational singing when he had the opportunity. His favorite song says, "He lifted me up and caused me to stand and that's why I love him so." Leon exemplified his walk with the Lord through his love for everyone and through his devotion to his Church.

Leon went to be with the Lord on April 22, 1989.

 

Annie Robinson

Born Again: The fourth week in July
Place: Mount Comfort Baptist Church
Age: 12


Her Testimony

I was about twelve years old and I hadn't thought about being lost. My mother had died a few years before and my Grandmother Flowers lived with us. I can almost see the spot where we were standing when she asked me if I was lost, if I would go to heaven should I die. I don't remember what I told her, but I knew from that moment on that I was lost. The revival started at Mount Comfort that week. Brother T. M. Boyd was the pastor and it seemed like every word he preached was to me. I tried to hide behind a large woman, but he was still talking to me. I went on a few more days, but the burden got so heavy I couldn't stand it any longer. I made my way to the altar and I prayed and begged the Lord to save me. He did and that burden was gone. I couldn't wait for the next day to join the church and be baptized. Brother T. M. Boyd baptized me in a little creek not far from the church at the close of the revival.

Annie Robinson was a charter member of Huntingdon (formerly Independent) Missionary Baptist Church. She was married to Leon Robinson, a Deacon of the church.
She was a faithful member of the church and was active in the "Helping Hands".
[Annie went home to be with the Lord on September 15, 2000.]

"We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death." [I John 3:14]

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