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Run the race, pastor tells Union Relief meeting

The Gloucester Union Relief Association of Missionary Baptist held its 151st anniversary service on Sunday in Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester.

The Rev. Stevens Burrell, pastor of Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester, spoke on “Forward March.” Mr. Burrell had spoken at the 150th anniversary service in Bethel Baptist Church in July, when he became ill and lost sight in his left eye. He told the group that he tried to preach but it became obvious to him that he was ill. He said that he asked God, if this was his time, to please take care of his wife, children and grandchildren. He stated that he clearly heard the voice of God say “not yet.” The rescue squad came and he was taken from one hospital to the next and was diagnosed with a stroke. He thanked all pastors of the GURA, members and friends for their love and support.  

He took off his robe and was dressed to run. He told of an Olympic runner in 1968; at that time, he was about five years ...

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