I First off, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website. I've had to do a lot of editing changes to this page as I am no longer a full time missionary. Life might look different but there is never a dull moment.
I don't feel the need to repeat my story as to why I'm here in California and why I'm no longer a full time missionary. Life is just different. There is always changes. Some days I feel like I'm still in transition and other times I feel yes I'm exactly where I'm suppose to be.
So let me introduce myself and share a bit of my journey.
My name is Teresa, I am 30 something.. (don't like to share my exact age but you will figure it out). I live in California with my family, moved in with my parents during the start of the pandemic March 2020. It's now been 2 yrs and life is very different for me. I'm currently working at Target, it's not a career for me but it's a job for now. I have 2 siblings and 3 amazing nieces and nephews. You will see that I post about them often and of course my fur baby "cookie". I truly enjoy spending time with my family but still need my space. I love coffee, can drink a cold brew anytime of day. I enjoy outings with friends, nature, road trips. Yeah I'm single and have no kids, but love being "Tia Tita". I love my church, TFHOC! serving our community. And hoping to go on a few mission trips in the next 12 months.
So why am I here why this platform. Well life was not always like this. Like I said only 2 yrs ago I was living in Tijuana, Mexico serving with a non-profit missions organization called YWAM (Youth With a Mission). You would find me most weekends helping build homes in Tijuana for needy families, helping with projects in the Red Light district for children at Risk. It's a life I really enjoyed. So here I am
This new life in California has been a whirlwind of changes, new church, new friends, building a new community. Yeah I do try and keep myself busy, sometimes working overtime just to not be alone with my thoughts. I find myself with new routines. Some good days some challenging ones. But overall life is good.
Now here is some transparency. I live most days with some type of pain and discomfort. You see I have a chronic GI condition, you wouldn't know it by looking at me, what is known as an "invisible illness". The diagnosis I was given some years ago was that this was a progressive condition, as in it would only get worse overtime. Some doctors have tied some of my symptoms I've had over the years to the lifestyle I was living overseas, many times catching all kinds of parasites. Some of you have followed that journey with me as well. My body has defiantly paid a price for living a lifestyle that wasn't always easy. But definitely worth it. To say I have now traveled to 30+ countries eating all kinds of foods, being among some beautiful cultures all while sharing the Gospel was well worth it. To know God and make Him known in different villages, city streets, to the unreached. It was all worth it.
So I just wanted to share a bit about me and where I'm at. I know that no matter what God is bigger than any physician, bigger than any diagnosis given. I have Faith that healing will come in His timing. And while I'm here I just keep moving forward keep striving.