A Christian Heritage



I enjoy history. I also find it interesting to learn of my family history and heritage. My great grandfather, Alfred James Hale immigrated to the states with two of his brothers from England in the early 2oth century. Once the three brothers safely landed they each took different directions with Alfred heading to Western Pennsylvania. He was converted in 1911 and eventually became a Holiness preacher, criss crossing the United States preaching salvation and deliverance from the nature of sin. He pastored several churches in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. He personally knew some of the great preachers of his day such as Buddy Robbinson, Glenn Griffith, French and S.D. Herron. He attended some of the early camp meetings held at Hobe Sound, Fl. Missionary friends named a church in Papua New Guinea in honor of grandpa Hale and the sacrifice he gave in spreading the gospel. He died in 1966. Those who knew him say he was a very kind and gentle man, he truly loved God.

I am so priviliged to be part of a holiness heritage. My child, soon to be born, will be a 5th generation Christian. What a precious gift. God's blessings continue on generation after generation.

8 comments:

Jeanne said...
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Anonymous said...

I think you look like your great-grandfather.
jbk

Momma J/T said...

Wow Eric, that is so interesting.What a heritage to pass down. You truely are blessed!I told you Joseph was going to be an annoited little fellow didn't I?
I think you kind of look like your great-grandfather. What does Hannah say COHEN???

SHEILA SHANE said...

I'M EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW ARRIVAL AND YOUR RETURN TO WORK. ALL THE BEST ENJOY THE STATES. YOU WILL FI ND A LOT OF HELP WHEN YOU RETURN AND MANY LOVING PEOPLE TO HELP WITH THE BABY. THEY ARE FAMILY ORIENTED

Ribeiro said...

Know what you call a hamster whose tail is caught on fire? Bet you don't cause hamsters don't have tails! Ahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello Eric & Hannah... just thought I would write and let you know how much I enjoy your blog. We are so thrilled to have you home for a brief time. We are anxious to get a call anytime for the arrival of the latest Kuhns.

Anonymous said...

By the way... the last message was me. I just don't know how to use blogs.

JDP

Anonymous said...

Besides, I owe you a lot of letters.