Gilbertha Smith

Born Again: 1940
Place: Westport Baptist Church
Age: 15

Her Testimony

When I was fifteen years old, Doy Smith took me to a revival at Westport Baptist Church. Brother L. H. Brown was pastor and Brother Hodge was helping. Mrs. Clarice Thomason, my school teacher, had written me several notes asking if I was a Christian and said she was praying for me. She was at the revival that night and the house was full. When Brother Hodge finished preaching, Doy asked me if I wanted to go to the altar and I thought there was no way I could get through the crowd. Mrs. Thomason made her way through and came to me and just held out her hand. I suddenly felt so condemned and we made our way to the altar. The altar was full and I sat on the very end. We had been praying for some time and the pastor dismissed the church, but Mrs. Thomason knelt beside me and began to pray. I listened for a moment, but there is a space of time I cannot explain except that I remember feeling so at peace. When I got home and told my mother and grandmother what had happened, my grandmother shouted. I caught the bus for school the next day feeling so good inside. I still have that good feeling today. I joined Concord Missionary Baptist Church and was baptized by Brother L. H. Brown.

"Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear" [Isaiah 59:1]

Gilbertha went home to be with the Lord on January 16, 2009.

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