One person who influenced me in my life was our preacher in Elba. He set up a Bible study in the home of a lady with a small child and invited me to meet him at her house, and help with the child while the study was in progress. In doing this, he was also training me to accompany my future husband as he teaches home Bible studies, as well as teach them myself. We never went together. We always met at the home where we were studying. I also recall how they had me in their home to eat and regularly did things with the young people at church. I learned a lot from our preacher and his wife. It has served me well through the years.