01 Apr Senior Spotlight: Loretta Harlan
This month the ‘Golden Spotlight’ is focused on a long-time member whose favorite Scripture is Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.” I asked Sister Harlan a series of questions and her answers are shared with you, our readers.
When and where were, you born?
I was born on July 11, 1952 on my grandfather’s farm in Caswell County, North Carolina.
What is your husband’s name?
Norman Harlan Sr.
How long have you been married?
Do you have children? If yes, how many and their names.
We have four daughters and two sons between us: Kimberly, Jessica, Normell, Candace, Norman Jr. and Jeremy.
What are your hobbies/interests?
My interest is traveling and my hobby is visiting new places I’ve heard about or seen on TV, or in magazines.
Tell us briefly about your career including activities at Fellowship.
We joined FBBC in October 1985. I’ve served in the church nursery for 20 years and taught 3 to 5 year olds in Sunday school for 10 years. I worked at Fellowship Christian Academy, teaching 4-year-old kindergarteners from August 1993 to August 1997. I’m currently a member of the Mercy Showing Team and the Smooth Steppers Ministry where I have served as leader in both ministries.
How has your career molded you as a person?
My career in teaching young children has made me sensitive to the needs of children, more caring and concerned about their well-being.
What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life?
God has made every person a unique individual for His purpose, not mine. Also, to trust God to do what is best for me and to obey His Word. Life is a lot easier that way.
How would you like to be remembered?
I’d like to be remembered as a good wife, good mother, dear friend and a caring person.
What are your words of wisdom to Generations X, Y and Z?
Stay focused on God. Trust and obey His Word and your life will be less complicated.
Written by Elder Isaiah Whittaker, Sr.