Judy Phillips, children's worship coordinator for First Baptist Church, Madison, Fla., who came from a broken home with a mother who had to work, began attending GAs in the fourth grade.
While such circumstances are common now, back in 1959, Phillips
felt alone and dejected.
But each Monday after school, she
walked to West Highland Baptist Church with girls her
was accepted despite her
"Those leaders took me under their wings.
I could feel good about myself," Phillips
Three years after becoming a GA, she
asked Jesus into her
Through GA missions activities, Phillips
began a life of service that continues more than 50 years later.
Among many other things, she's
taught GAs and Royal Ambassadors (the missions organization for first- through sixth-grade boys) and served as a Missions Service Corps volunteer through the North American Mission Board
ministry is the heart of what she
learned in GAs
- tell the good news.