We Have A New Team Member!

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If you haven't heard, we have a new team member. Her name is Bethany Wescott, and we are excited to welcome her to our team. We wanted to ask her a few questions so you, our support team, could get to know her a little bit.

Q. Where and how did you grow up?
A. I am a native Charlottean! My parents moved from New Jersey to Charlotte, North Carolina and raised my four sisters, brother, and me. I am third born and have loved growing up  in a large family.

Q. What activities did you enjoy growing up?
A. What I enjoyed most was just being outside with my siblings and friends and playing any game or activity that involved running, hide-and-seek, camping, hiking, or getting dirty.One of my passions is sports--softball, soccer, Ultimate frisbee, volleyball--you name it! I enjoy being active and having competition.Overall, I am a hands-on kind of person, so I like a lot of different interaction and involvement with activities like crafts, art, building, fixing, assembling, cooking and baking. Since I was young, I have been involved in choirs, symphonies, and ensembles in the Charlotte area all the way up even through college. Through the instruction of several passionate teachers, my love for music and using it as a way to share Christ has continued to grow.

Q. When did you accept Christ?
A. I am grateful to have grown up in a Christian home and to have had Christ shared often. I realized my need for a Savior and that it was not enough for me to simply follow my family's footsteps when I was six years old. I met with my dad and mom one afternoon, and they went through the gospel with me. I understood what Christ had done for me and placed my trust in the Lord. Following my decision, I was baptized along with my two older sisters by our pastor. When I was sixteen, I made the decision to fully commit my life to the Lord in full surrender to His will. And what a journey it has been!

Q. Can you play any instruments?
A. I would say so! I first began taking piano lessons when I was seven years old and added cello lessons two years later. I followed the footsteps of one of my older sisters who began playing the cello beforehand. Although piano is not my main instrument, I continue to play by ear occasionally. Through highschool, I continued pursuing cello and went on to obtain a music minor degree in college. I attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and earned a degree in Marketing with a double minor in Music and Communication.

Q. What are your long-term goals for ministry?
A. Since highschool, my desire has been to pursue full time ministry. Although I do not have specific goals nor a black-and-white plan, I know that I love working with and investing in people. For the past several summers, I have served with ministries and at camps in North Carolina and California. Recently, I have been drawn to camp ministry and how it is a perfect place to proclaim the Word of God and invest in people with the Gospel for eternity. Whether God leads me to pursue camp ministry or to continue in music ministry or to be thrown a total curveball, I will go and do! All I can say is, "I am here, and I am willing; Lord, send me."

Q: What are you looking forward to most about being on the team?
A: Traveling! Learning! Growing! Connecting with others! Sharing Christ! I am so humbled--and beyond excited!--to be a part of this ministry. I am looking forward to working with and serving alongside this team as we all grow in Christ together.

I hope you now have a sense of connection with our newest team member, and that you will pray for her as she makes her transition on the team. We also ask for your prayers for our team as a whole as we minister this semester.


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