Donald & Carla Rich

HOP-supported since 8/2005
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ID 34. Rich, Donald & Carla

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ID 34. Carla is a wonderful mother and wife. She was born on the 4th of July in Tampa, FL. and is a big fan of red, white, and blue. Our living room in Georgia was filled with patriotic teddy bears, candle holders, and what-nots. Her parents moved the family to Marietta, GA when she was very young, so she has been in this area most of her life. She was raised in church and had professed to be a Christian since she was ten years old, but realized in 1995 that she had never accepted Christ as her Savior. She was saved and baptized at our home church in GA. She is an excellent cook, has a beautiful singing voice, and is an adventurous companion. I am privileged and thankful that God provided Carla as my lifelong companion.

As for myself, I was born in Austell, GA at a tiny clinic named after the family physician, Dr. Clark. I grew up locally except for 2 years when I lived on a farm my parents owned in Alabama. I asked Jesus to be my Savior in 1973, at the age of 14. I was ordained as a deacon in 1991. My background is in law enforcement. I worked as an officer in Cobb County, GA until having my knee shattered which kept me from continuing in active law enforcement. I became the database analyst for the county 911 system and was working there when I answered the call to preach in 1996. I surrendered to the call to preach at my home church, Calvary Baptist in Powder Springs, GA. where Bro. Snyder Turner is my pastor. I graduated from Liberty Bible Institute with a Graduate of Theology (Thg) in pastoral studies in 1999. I announced my calling to the mission field in June of 2001 and was ordained as a minister in January, 2002.