"The Gospel must first be published (communicated) among all nations." Mark 13:10
As I reflected on this year, I realize how thankful I am for an amazing 2k16. God had a big surprise in store for my family and me. The journey has been phenomenal.
This Summer, I had the most incredible experience. After much prayer and pursuing, I was appointed to the TWR International (formerly Trans World Radio) Staff as a Writer and Social Media Specialist with the Marketing and Communications Team!
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This statement represents God call for me, "for such a time as this." The door has been opened for me to follow my passion and joy in writing and social media. This calling has set me on the path to use my writing and my voice to serve the Lord during this season of my life.
In August, I joined a team of Appointees and other TWR staff to train for our new roles as we join this ministry. Here is my group including: our awesome Appointee Coordinator, Anne White, Trainer Extraordinaire, Eileen Bettig, the Incredible Mark and Debbie Blosser Appointee Coaching Team, Tyler and Jennifer Church, Appointees to Visual Media and John Blausey. I was humbled to train for a week with others who share the vision and call. We were a crazy bunch. We had a lot of fun and learned so much.
Elieen traveled from the Netherlands to train us. She kept us engaged and laughing amongst the overwhelm at all the new information and logistics.
Like true Southerners, TWR fed us well. Comfort food, snacks, stories and laughs were a regular occurrence. The Churches are from the Pacific Northwest and I think we sort of shocked them with one of our hottest weeks of the Summer. They were good sports, even Jennifer, who is expecting their firstborn in 2017. They probably felt like they were already on the mission field here with the temperature challenges. The Blossers have been missionaries for 34 years around the world so they took on Cary with what seemed to be their usual stamina.
Here we are on our first night enjoying usual Southern comfort foods and community.
Here I am on campus for my first day of training. So, a selfie was in order.
We wrapped up our week with none other than a feast at City BBQ! All of the great BBQ, Slaw, Sweet Tea, Hush Puppies and more. They will surely remember us here in Cary long after they return to their homes around the globe.
My role is a US Missionary role so I am in the midst of raising support as if I were a foreign missionary. This allows more work to be done through TWR for the kingdom of God. Friends and Family have so graciously offered to be a part of our prayer and support team. We are grateful and humbled at your partnership with us. Personally, I am reminded where God leads He will provide. If you would like to be a part of this ministry spreading the gospel around the world, we cherish each prayer and financial support.
Let me tell you more about TWR International.
"TWR is Speaking Hope to the World in 230 languages and dialects. TWR exists to reach the world for Jesus Christ. Our global media outreach engages millions in more than 160 countries with Biblical truth. For nearly 60 years, God has enabled TWR to help lead people from doubt to decision to discipleship."
This alone had me breathless. I am so thankful and thrilled to be a part of the Marketing and Communications Team which will directly get the gospel into the hands of so many around the world. It will get Christian media into the hands of the lost spoken in their native younger, and to those leading and teaching around the world.
Our calling at TWR:
To reach the world for Christ by mass media so that lasting fruit is produced.
Our TWR Mission Statement:
One of my favorite things is TWR 360! We are so overjoyed with the success and availability of the TWR 360 FREE App! TWR 360 is a powerful media tool for ministry and lay persons around the world. This tool is available in over 160 languages where people can hear the gospel, training and even worship in their native tongue. You can download it now for FREE. Please feel free to share it with others. It is useful for ministry, lay persons, churches and people everywhere!
It has been exciting to pursue and accept this eternal calling and be able to use my writing and speaking skills more specifically for God's glory.
Of course, as a Blogger, Writer, Social Media Influencer, Mom, etc. in this space for 10 and a 1/2 years, I wanted to share my TWR appointment with you, my online community some of my first readers and followers. So you don't worry, I will still be here at Carolina Mama sharing my favorite foods, fashion, fitness, family and faith with you all here! Yay! The mission and vision compliment each other so I am happy to continue in this space with you all.
I invite you to join me as a prayer and / or prayer and financial partner in this ministry. I'd love to hear from you. Here is my TWR Staff page: Malise Terrell where you can visit and learn more about TWR, my work and where you can commit to partner in pray and /or prayer and financial support in this calling. We look forward to seeing God's provision. And getting to work soon at TWR!
We also look forward to hearing from you! Primarily, we are excited to share the Gospel of Hope around the world.
Thank you so much!
Blessings and prayers,