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Finding God's big picture in the little details

Introducing new Missions Coordinator, Sarah Herbek

by Whitney Williams
Posted on Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Sometimes God places in our heart the desire do big things for little people in far away places. We dream about all we will see Him do there, the lives He might change using us as His tools—and then we remember we have to book airfare.

And a hotel.

Sarah01And then we realize we have no connections over in this far away place. How will we get our supplies there? What about a rental car? Taxis? But we don’t speak the language. How will we connect with the people? Through the local church? Which one? Vaccines? Passports? Support letters?

Sarah02Suddenly, as all of the details fill our minds, our dreams come crashing down.

“Maybe one day I’ll have time to plan something like that,” we think to ourselves.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Meet Sarah Herbek, the newest addition to Orphan Outreach’s team. Working specifically with our ministry partners in Honduras and Guatemala, it’s her mission to plan out and facilitate every last detail of your short-term trip so you and your team can focus on the bigger mission: caring for and loving on orphans in their distress (James 1:27).

“There are many people willing and hoping to do good in so many places in the world, but I have a desire to ensure that we as the body of Christ will seek to do that with a greater level of strategy and wisdom and not just compassion, Sarah said. “The situations people in poverty face are complex and thoughtful engagement in community development is crucial.”

A Nebraska native, Sarah recently graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary where she became passionate about strong biblical teaching and global theologizing.

“Learning about and seeing the faces of people groups that have never had a follower of Christ among them is heartbreaking to me,” Sarah, who has traveled to numerous majority world countries, said. “I love helping others see that God created us, from the very beginning, to make His glory known in the world!”

“I think so many Christians are wondering through life assuming their ticket out of hell is all they got or need from Christ. That is not salvation!” Sarah added. “I believe we are not just saved from something, but to become more fully who we were created to be in the first place—image bearers of the Most High. That is our purpose, promise, and privilege.”

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