Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Why Go? Wednesday Spotlight: Teresa Best

Give ear and hear my voice, Listen and hear my words.

- Isaiah 28:23

Each year, Visiting Orphans assists hundreds of individuals seeking the opportunity to sow into the lives of orphans, children and communities and those who routinely care for them. However, as each participant returns - something special happens. Not only do they sense the power of God’s love for his people, they also have an overwhelming sense of change and transformation in their own life.

Often times, great change seems overwhelming or impossible especially when one only considers their might and strength. However, as Teresa Best experienced, God can do so much more when one’s faith is applied.

Teresa had just returned from Guatemala when she heard God call her to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The closeness of the two trips placed fear in her heart. The challenge for Teresa was not the mission itself, but her capacity to pour into additional lives after the previous mission trip.

“How was I ever going to be able to go to another country and share as much of myself somewhere else when I was already so connected to this small space in Central America”, said Teresa.

However, she continued to hear God’s voice, so she decided to go.

Upon arriving to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, her heart was filled with compassion and love. She was all the more grateful she listened to the voice of God.

The Lord showed her there was no need to be afraid. “He showed me that love multiplies and spills over! Yes, your heart can have room. And yes, you can find small ways to invest. Even when you are a world apart”, she rejoiced.

Now that she has returned, Teresa is looking forward to the many ways God can use her in the future.

Teresa traveled with Visiting Orphans to Ethiopia in Jan 2014

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