Elizabeth "Weety" Vickery is a native of Decatur, Alabama, where she has lived, married to Mike Vickery for thirty-two years. Together they have raised three daughters, who have multiplied to a family of fourteen. She has led in-home Bible studies for the past seven years.
She says, “I am constantly amazed at the dedication of my teenagers to attend a weekly Bible study (especially since the last four years we have met at 6:30 a.m.). The same Living Word that has spoken to individuals throughout the ages is still touching hearts and changing lives. My husband, Mike, thinks they come for his good breakfast, but we know it is their hunger to hear the truth of God's mighty Word.”
What a joy it has been to work with my mother on this book. This was a particularly difficult year, as we were grieving the loss of my father and her own battle with cancer. Her sweet attitude during both was evidence of her close walk with God for many years.
Mary Love Eyster has been teaching Sunday school and various Bible studies, including Community Bible Study and Friendship Bible Coffees for over thirty-five years. She and her daughter, Weety, provided three teenage Bible studies, one for each of Weety's daughters, and taught each one from the time the girls were in fifth grade until they graduated from high school. The pair generated most of their own curriculum, all the while wishing they could find just the right material they needed for this age group. Other people around them have expressed this same need, so the lessons found in It Will Stand have been written to encourage and assist those who would like to teach a teenage Bible study.
Mary Love has lived in Decatur, Alabama, for fifty-five years and spends much of her time enjoying her family of twenty-three, all of whom live within twenty-five minutes of her house. She also writes a weekly devotional which is posted on her blog, mlovenotes.blogspot.com.