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STAND hopes to bring faith to young people

 

STAND hopes to bring faith to young people

19 Sep 2017

According to Doug Weathers, he’s “just one of several hundred guys trying to help.”

And those other 200 men are what he refers to as the Chatham County-based group Band of Brothers, who along with the Kenny Grant Evangelistic Ministries is hosting a free event aimed at bringing faith to teens and college-age people.

STAND (Students Taking a New Direction) will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Savannah Civic Center, with free giveaways throughout the day. While the event is free, in order to qualify for the free giveaways at the event, you need to register at stand17.org.

The event is open to all ages and will feature live Christian music, faith-based speakers and Christian author and public speaker Frank Turek, who will speak from his new book, “I Don’t Have Enough Faith to be an Atheist.”

To draw their target crowd to the event, Weathers says they are giving away a number of free, pre-owned cars to registered guests ages 16 to 24.

“They have to be registered and must have a driver’s license to qualify, but these are nice vehicles and we will even pay the ad valorem taxes on the cars.”

They are also giving away free laptops during the event to guests of all ages who are pre-registered.

Weathers says over the years his Band of Brothers has grown from a few men meeting in an office to a group of 200 who get together every Friday morning before work for breakfast, Bible study and faith-based social time.

“One of the guys came up with the idea that we should do something other than our normal Bible study on Friday morning. So, we came up with idea to try to help our youth. … We found that 70 percent of youngsters that leave high school and go into the workforce or go to college, somehow quit going to church. We want to change that number.”

He says the group hopes the event will strengthen the faith of all the people who come “… so that they should make the right choices, and know that every decision you make has consequence.”

Weathers adds, “Life is wonderful … and we don’t want these youngsters to look back and say, ‘If I made the right decisions in my life, I wouldn’t be in this problem.’”

IF YOU GO

What: STAND

When: 2-5 p.m. Sept. 23

Where: Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.

Cost: Free; must register online to be eligible for free giveaways

Info: stand17.org

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