I went to Hackman's Bible Bookstore for my usual "shopping spree" to listen to accompaniment tapes. While I was listening to possible solo selection, the tape "Hannah Prayed" caught my eye and I HAD to listen to it. It spoke of Hannah's desire to have a child and how God blessed her with a son, Samuel. I knew without a doubt that God was speaking to me through that song! You see, my husband and I had been trying for 10 years to have a child. In fact, just a couple of months before, after much prayer, we asked our pastor and elders to pray over me for God's healing. I KNEW it was God's desire for our lives and when I saw that tape, it was a clear communication to me that He was promising me my deepest desire – to be a mommy. I bought the tape and brought it home... Then, in September 2001 we received the news! At our son, Samuel's dedication, I sang "Hannah Prayed." That trip to your store will always be a reminder to me of God's love and concern for my heart's desires. It confirmed to me that day, that in His time He would give me that precious gift of life.
The Hackman's truly demonstrate Christ's attitude toward humility and servanthood. We are thankful they are part of our community and lives. May the lord continue to bless them. We love you!
Living in Reading, a trip to Hackman's is often the highlight of a Lehigh Valley trip!
Thirty-five years ago, we had our first grandson. I came home from work and my wife said to me. "Look what I bought for him." It was a small lamb that played Jesus Loves Me. That was the start of the family tradition. Since that time, we have purchased fourteen lambs for our grandchildren and four for our great-grandchildren. I lost my wife September 5, 1995. But, I have purchased the last two myself for two great-granddaughters. You keep up the good Hackman's tradition and as long as I'm able, I will keep our family tradition. When I am unable to do so, I know my daughters will do the same.