My Grandmother 's Parents On My Dad 's Side Essay

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My great-grandparents, Joe Seymour and Bonnie Hudkins are my grandfather’s parents on my dad’s side, and they changed the denomination in which they believe several times. As a boy, Joe grew up attending the Episcopal church, but as a young man, he converted to the Lutheran church when he married my great-grandmother Bonnie who was born and raised a Lutheran. While my grandfather was young, my great-grandfather sent him without telling my great-grandmother to an Episcopal Boys Home to correct his misbehavior. However, my great-grandmother became upset that my grandfather took him to the boys’ home and there were other religious differences which led them to leave the Episcopal and Lutheran church altogether and try out the Church of Christ. Once they were connected with the Church of Christ, they accepted the doctrine that they were the true church of the New Testament. My grandmother’s parents on my dad’s side were Robert Ross Jr. and Hazel (Helen) Mayfield. Pentecostalism believes in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues which is what Robert Ross grew up believing. However, Robert and Helen decided to divorce soon after their children were born, and Robert remarried to a woman named Mary. Mary’s faith is in the Seventh Day Adventist church, so after marrying Mary; Robert converted to be a Seventh Day Adventist to adapt to Mary’s beliefs about diet and health as well as life in general. My great-grandmother, Helen on the other hand, is

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