It’s time to get back to our Featured Friends. This segment features our Pastor’s wife, Nancy Feisel, written in her own words.
I’m the youngest of five children and I spent most of my childhood in Jefferson City, MO. My family attended a Baptist church so I grew up hearing all the Bible stories in Sunday School and VBS.
I was lucky enough to be part of an active youth group. My summers were filled with church camps as well as a youth choir. The choir would travel to other churches and sing – we were named “The Real Life Singers.” These activities as well as the regular weekly youth activities kept me moving along a path of growing more and more committed to God.
In my college and young single adult years I continued to lean heavily on God which deepened my walk with Him. In 1986 Keith and I married; 2 years later our first child was born followed by two more in 1991 and 1995. I have to honestly say that being a mother has been the high-light of my life so far.
Moving here to Fairbury has really been the start of “empty nest” for me. We moved here over a year ago and it was quite a struggle for me to leave behind 2 daughters, 2 sisters, 2 brothers, my church family and other friends and family. I made quite a few trips back to MO. One year later I feel more settled and at home than I expected. The extreme kindness of everyone at Zion has made this transition easier than any other move I have made as a pastor’s wife.
My spiritual testimony is similar to many who have grown up in the church. I made a walk down the aisle when I was young. Three times during my young adult years I made additional commitments to God as my Savior. Recently I did a search into scripture and listened to many sermons and teachings about what is included in the gospel. Taking in the true meaning of “Grace” has brought true peace. Salvation is only about what Jesus Christ and God the Father did for me. All I do is believe. It’s been a great study and I’ve been amazed by all God has done for me.
I’m looking forward to walking with God through this last season of my life.