Picture of Al Meservy at our home in Livingston, Texas 1980

Seminary By: Frances M. McCrory-Meservy August 1979

Al felt like God was calling him to be a preacher. He talked to our pastor and put in an application to Southwest Seminary. Then we waited.

Alís boss wanted to expand and key to that was Al. Al felt like he had to make a decision in all fairness to his boss.

We prayed and put our house on the market. It sold one hour after the paper came out. Al took this as a sign from God that he was going to be accepted at Seminary. He gave two weeks notice at work and I packed.

We rented a U-Haul truck, loaded it and parked it at my Momís in Livingston on our way to Fort Worth. My Mom watched Stephanie and David for us.

We did not know where Seminary was located. We decided we would find out the next morning.

Just south of Dallas we took I 20 west. We went north on I 35W. After a while, I had a gut feeling we should take the next exit and stay at the 1st motel we came to on the right. We had a good nights sleep.

We walked out on the balcony from our room and were looking down on Southwest Seminary on the other side of the street from us. We were dumfounded.

Al went across and talked to someone in admissions. They said they had turned him down in spite of our pastorís recommendations because he had only been a Christian for a year.

I told Al that I still felt that God wanted us to go to Houston. Al again said, "I donít thing God wants us to go to Sodom & Gomorra."

We went back to Livingston and Al found a job working for Langís furniture repairing TVs & Vacuum Cleaners. I found a job working for the Polk County Enterprise as receptionist/secretary to the publisher. We joined Central Baptist Church, enrolled our children in school & rented a house.

Al was disappointed but if God said no now, maybe he would say yes later. We continued to study our Bible.

Gal 4:18 But it is good to be zealous in a good thing always, and not only when I am present with you.

1 Tim 3:1-4 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence.

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