Merva Hand


I was born October 1, 1946.  I became a Christian when I was 5 years old, but it really didn’t mean that much to me until I was a lot older…til I was in my 30’s I think. Time went on, and I learned more and more about my Savior, Jesus Christ. I was brought up in a Baptist Church when I was little. Then, my Mom and Dad went to a Covenant Church…of course I went with them…this was when I was in Jr. & Sr. High School I think. When I graduated High School (1964), I became a Histologic Technician, and worked in a Hospital. Worked there for a couple years, and then I moved to Chicago in 1966. Was just about ready to move back “home” to Connecticut (where my parents were), and I met George…we got married about a year later. We had 3 boys, Daniel (1973), Jonathan (1977) and David (1978). Dan has 2 kids, Jacob 1998) and Abigail (1999), and David has a daughter named Kayley (2007).

When I was 42 years old (1989) I had a major stroke! That was kind of bad I think, cuz it ruined my memory and changed me quite a bit…I completely lost memory of my kids when they were little (and even as they got older); and I had/have a hard time talking to people I don’t know. Anyway, that has been a major problem to me, BUT, in the past year, I believe that I am finally waking up so to speak! I feel that the Lord has been working on me, and I’m finally starting to “realize” it! PTL!!

I can’t remember the year I became involved with Firestorm (wish I could!), but I’ll tell you that it’s getting better and better!!! I love the people in FS…I love what I am learning IN Firestorm…I love how Bon has gotten me into the Bible, by doing the Verse4Monday…I’m thrilled how much the Lord means to me now!!! I still have a long way to go, but I am finally getting there!! God is soooo good…ALL the time!!!

Merva’s Weekly Bible Verses are available at Merva’s Verse4Monday!


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