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Davis, Colleencomment (0)

November 4, 2004

By Sondra Washington

Church: Jackson’s Gap Baptist Church, Jackson’s Gap

Favorite Bible Verse: John 15:16

Hobbies: Sending encouragement cards, reading Christian literature

Favorite Hymn: “The Church’s One Foundation”

Family Status: Widowed; one daughter, Carolyn; four grandchildren

Colleen Davis has worked in various positions in her church for 53 years. She taught Sunday School for 14 years and is currently the church financial secretary and recordkeeper. At 76, she still works part time in the college bookstore.


Q: What led you to become active in church?

A: I was raised in a Presbyterian church and my life had been centered around the church. My parents taught me that.


Q: Why have you done this activity?

A: I just love to go to church to serve in the church because I know I’m serving my Lord and Master. I like to encourage other people to serve the Lord.


Q: What does the ministry demand?

A: It demands my time, my very being in fact. It’s something that I want to do. It means that I’m being useful to other people.


Q: What do you get from the ministry?

A: The joy of serving somebody and knowing that I bring a little comfort in their lives by visit­ing them and sending cards.


Q: How do other family members support you?

A: They are always there for me. We are a very close family. They support me in anything I do.


Q: How do you see yourself involved in this in the future?

A: I hope to continue to stay active and stay involved as a senior adult because there are so many ministries that you can do even if you are homebound. I hope till the day I die that I will be useful to the Lord.

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