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What A Legacy…

Published Date: February 6, 2023

A great legacy has been carried on for several decades following in the footsteps of the late Ynema Biesecker who taught the Senior Ladies Class. Over the years, various classes have come alongside this class of faithful Bible students and prayer warriors. Several of the ladies reached 100 while being loyal members, with Dot Breazeale living to be 103.

The most recent teachers of the Friendship Life Group were Mitsy Ballentine, Florence Harvey, Joyce Hawkins, Judy Hodge, and Brenda Stone. Of note, Florence Harvey has faithfully taught at Taylors FBC for over 30 years and Ruth Griffin, retired missionary who served in Indonesia, also taught this group of ladies.

The class has been a strong supporter of various ministries and missions. Some of these include Brown Family Ministries; Child Evangelism Fellowship; Christmas gifts for a student at Brook Glenn Elementary; Christmas Shoes Ministry; Fireweed Ministry in Eagle River, Alaska; Greer Community Ministries; Kids Alive at the Oasis in Guatemala; Just For Today; Love Taylors; Refuge Sports; Taylors Free Medical Clinic; Taylors REACH; Wycliffe Bible Translators; as well as scholarships for our children and youth to attend camps/retreats.

The ladies were recently given the endearing nickname of “Applesauce Angels” as the class assisted in packaging applesauce for Bella’s Bags, which is a food program for children at Woodland Elementary.

As stated by one of the teachers, “These precious ladies displayed the epitome of what a Christian woman should be all the days of her life. You could feel love and care every time you entered their presence.”  What a godly legacy has been sown and given to Taylors First Baptist Church. To God be the glory!

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