Ninety-one-year-old Buckner Calder Woods resident John Templeton is known around the Beaumont senior living community for his helpful, can-do attitude.
During any given week, you’ll find him leading the Calder Woods sing-along, helping Chaplain Fontenot during church services, facilitating Wednesday’s intercessory prayer session, counseling during the Alzheimer’s caregiver support group, providing entertainment during Thursday’s social hour or just lending a hand to a neighbor in need.
Simply put, John is a one-stop-shop for Calder Woods volunteer efforts and an easy choice for Calder Woods’ 2018 Volunteer of the Year.
For John, volunteering is natural. It’s an outpouring of his faith.
“It almost seems routine to me,” he said. “I just love people and like to see them happy. It’s so rewarding when I can do something for someone. I don’t have any hesitation about helping when I can.”
“Being involved in church life really motivated me to be aware of other people and find ways to assist their needs. Sometimes it’s as simple as talking to them and encouraging them. I’ve been blessed with good health, especially as a 91-year-old! My legs are still good, and I can just pop up and help someone whenever they need.”
Helping others invigorates John. It excites him. We are all called to put our faith into action, helping others as we see needs arise. Does the prospect of serving others energize you as much as it does John?
This week, look for opportunities to serve others. See how it transforms your life.
A generous person will prosper;
whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. –Proverbs 11:25
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