Hyche shows how her actions are stronger than words

Published 8:15 pm Saturday, June 23, 2018

Robin Hyche has been a member of Elkdale Baptist Church in Selma for six years now.

“I came here because of a job,” the Arley native said. “I became a special education teacher in the Selma City Schools. I found that I liked Elkdale because of their motto, which is ‘change live, build relationships.’ Soon after, I started teaching Sunday School and I started teaching fourth-grade this year, but I have done Sunday School classes overall for three years.”

Hyche also has been part of overseas mission trips with the most recent one being in Southeast Asia.

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She also volunteers at the church’s vacation bible school.

She also is planning to be part of the week-long mission trip to Belize.

Hyche said that she considers any type of outreach to be a type of missions.

“I consider any type of outreach a mission,” said Hyche.

“Just by going to the local school and volunteering, or just texting someone and asking them how they are doing counts. One thing about Elkdale is that they follow Acts 1:8, which means we help here in town, the nation and then overseas. Everyone needs to know that they feel cared about.

“One of my favorite verses is 1 John 4:12, which says we love because he first loved us,” Hyche said.

“His love was an action. I believe in showing love through actions. Sometimes words don’t speak as loud as actions do. I believe missions are important because it shows others that we care.”

Hyche said she always knew she would be a teacher.

“I was actually going to do general elementary education, and while at Montevallo University, I ended up doing more special education, and spend my summers working at a special needs camp, and I went from there.”

Hyche said that her heart is with children and youth.

“Right now I am single,” said Hyche. “I think God gave me the singleness to help the Church more.

“Not to say that is going to be forever, but I think it is a blessing that I am able to help because there are so many families that have kids, and are not able to help as much.”