Day 3: AGELESS Through Give and Take
Toccoa Conference Center/Disaster Response
Married 55 years and having lived around the world, Hershel and Frankie Standard exemplify an unselfish model of receiving and giving. They have taken advantage of numerous Georgia Baptist training and inspirational sessions, but have also chosen to give back to their community and state. “God wants us to reach all ages,” says Frankie. “The Gospel is ageless”, echoed her husband.
Faithful members of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Danville, this couple has often benefited from the Senior Adult Conferences at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa, but they refuse to let that be enough during their golden years. They take advantage of inspirational opportunities but also choose to give back to others.
A major part of their giving back is through the Disaster Response Ministry of Georgia Baptists. Both are trained volunteers. Hershel remembers the extensive ice storm damage in Augusta several years ago and smiles as he shares his role as a Georgia Baptist chaplain. His training offered hope to the many whose homes were damaged and lives were disrupted. The power of God became the source of light through him to families who were stranded for days without electricity.
Georgia Baptist volunteers like the Standards are scattered throughout the state. This senior adult couple demonstrates that retirement never means to quit. They are taking the ageless Gospel to all ages and urge all Georgia Baptists to do likewise.
The Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa ministers to over 25,000 people annually, and Disaster Relief trains over 900 individuals each year to serve and share Jesus Christ regardless of age, culture, ethnicity or location.
Your support of the Mission Georgia Offering offers hope for the hurting.
- Bill Wheeler, Director of the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa.
- More volunteers to serve unselfishly to share the Gospel across Georgia.
- Stuart Lang, State Missionary responsible for Disaster Response.