I’m so excited to share my new team with you – our name is Team Bithiah! Bithiah means “Daughters of Worship” “or “Daughters of YAHWEH.” We chose this name for us because there is one thing we all love doing – worshipping Jesus.
Here’s our first team picture in Bucharest, Romania:
Today, I want to introduce you to these five lovely ladies:
Katy Westrom, our fearless team leader. I’ve been with Katy since the beginning of the Race and we’ve been nearly inseparable ever since. Katy is so enthusiastic about everything, and because of this she never ceases to bring a smile to my face. Katy is always up for any adventure that comes our way – I can’t wait to see all the other adventures that God has in store with us.
Katie McNeil is the youngest person on our team, but you wouldn’t know it with the amount of wisdom that she shares with us. What I like best about Katie is her positive attitude – she takes anything that life throws at her in stride. If this isn’t enough, Katie is also talented at leading worship on her guitar.
Leah Johansen has a heart of compassion and is a great listener, which are incredible qualities to have on any team. I also love the way she worships Jesus – Leah has written many songs on her guitar. She has an amazing voice and heart for worship and I’m so excited to be on her team!
Megan Tschantz – I love Megan because she is from Colorado. But seriously – I love Megan’s adventuresome spirit who is always up for a run through the African streets or a hike up the mountain. Megan looks at everything in life as a blessing and her positive attitude is such a pleasure to have around!
Danielle Kelvas – Danielle is very sarcastic and her sense of humor always makes me laugh. I really admire Danielle’s heart to learn and grow and become the woman of God that He has created her to be. She is such an inspiration to me and others!
This month, Team Bithiah will be serving in Isibania, Kenya, which is a small town on the Southwest corner of the country right near the Tanzania border. We’ll be doing a variety of ministry work, including school and prison visits, hospital ministry, and youth clubs.
Margaret Meade said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” I have seen a lot of unity among our team already and can’t wait to see how God will change the world through us in the coming weeks!