FIRST STORIES: Barbara Yarbrough


The sharing of life stories is immensely important, imparting the knowledge and wisdom gained through a lifetime of experiences from one generation. Hearing such stories enriches all the listeners, providing both encouragement and the challenge to model such a well-lived life. The tradition of imparting generational accounts around a fire reaches back to the beginning of the human experience. First Stories is a winter series where once a month listeners gather around the Main Street Café fireplace to hear a longtime member of First Methodist share his or her life story in an intimate session. The events are recorded and become a part of the church archives and also provide present and future generations the opportunity to hear these stories. So, take your cup of hot chocolate or coffee, find a comfortable spot to sit, and join us virtually beside the fireplace for First Stories.

On January 27, Barbara Yarbrough began the 2019 First Stories winter series. You are sure to be inspired by Barbara’s story of overcoming many childhood challenges in Houston, moving to Midland, and her years of educating and influencing countless young people. Barbara shared of God’s faithfulness, His provision, the people He placed in her life at just the right times, and how her life has taken many unexpected turns. She is a remarkable woman with a remarkable story. You are sure to enjoy her story and benefit from having heard it.