Gene Lund

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Mr. Lund is a faithful member of the North National Church of Christ. He was born on August 3, 1941 in Mansfield, MO. He has attended the College of the Ozarks and SMS. He was married to Ruth Alspaugh on August 18, 1963.


When did you become a Christian?

Around 1961. I had never heard of Church of Christ until I started dating Ruth and she invited me to church.

Do you enjoy life more as a Christian compared to the life you had before you became a Christian?

Yes. Because whenever I get frustrated I have a place to go. I ask God for help. Before I’d get frustrated and just get real depressed. I ended up sometimes just sitting around doing nothing. But now I can ask God and get up and go do something.

Do you believe God created the world?

Yes.

Why?

If you just look around you can see things. If you go to the west you can see the mountains. You see this has to be God’s work. Of course it couldn’t just happen! Other things if you look at it you just know that God must have done it.

What special talents has God given you?

That is a good question. I enjoy helping people. Since I retired I’ve been doing Meals on Wheels; taking meals to shut-ins. I enjoy that. I volunteer at the thrift store and I like to visit people. I’m not a great speaker, singer or anything like that. I just do the best I can.

What jobs do you have at church?

Right now I’m an Elder and on the finance committee. My main job as an Elder is being in charge of the finances. We make the budget. I work in all areas but my emphasis is on the financial.

What did you do before you retired?

I was in accounting the last 20 years. I worked for a trucking company, accounting and doing fuel taxes.

What is your normal routine?

I usually get up around 5:30 to 6:00, spend an hour or so running. Then we just do Meals on Wheels, work at the thrift store, visit people in hospitals, visit shut-ins and have a little social life. It takes the day.

Do you have any hobbies?

I enjoy running and collecting baseball cards.

What do you do in your spare time?

I don’t have much spare time since I retired. I spend most of it volunteering and things like that. I’ve started thinking that maybe I should go back to work because I don’t have any time to get things done!

After my interview with Mr. Lund I have concluded that he is a good Elder that has fulfilled the requirements stated in Titus 1:6 and that he is worthy of double praise for directing the church affairs well. I Timothy 5:17

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