My First Day as President

From the moment I woke up on October 1—my first official day as President of World Concern—I was struck by God’s presence and the clarity of walking in His will.

My journey to this role has been a lifetime in the making. Today I can look back over my shoulder and say, “of course.” Of course, that situation or that trial prepared me for this. And, of course, God had a plan.

Jacinta in Kenya.
I am immensely blessed to be called to walk alongside the people World Concern serves.

I didn’t always see the way as clearly as I do today. But that’s the faith journey. We don’t always see; we don’t always understand, but we walk in faith.

I’m excited as I look at World Concern’s incredible life-transforming work, which I get to be a part of. I find meaning as I labor alongside men and women, who are called to make a real and lasting difference in the lives of the poor and marginalized. And, when I look around at the support of so many donors, so many praying friends, so many concerned churches and individuals, I feel immense hope. Yes, the task is great, but there are many who are called to this work along with me.

I am also incredibly humbled by the opportunity to raise my voice for those who are overlooked, exploited, or in desperate need around the world. I am motivated to use my voice to remind myself and others that today there are little babies without adequate nutrition, families without clean water, and young women vulnerable to the evils of human trafficking.

At the same time, I am excited to share the ways God is using each of us to bring hope into their lives in big and small ways. And, I am committed to remember that God always uses regular people, like you and me, to accomplish His plan.

World Concern has fabulous programs, sound relief and development strategies, and years of experience working in some of the most difficult places on the planet. Today, I am grateful for the wonderful legacy that I join. But more than all of this, today I am reminded of the blessing it is to express the loving heart of God to hundreds of thousands of people around the world. May I do so faithfully, as I assume the position as President of World Concern.

 

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Jacinta Tegman

Jacinta Tegman

Jacinta Tegman is the president of World Concern. Here on the blog she shares her heart for serving the poor and marginalized through World Concern’s sustainable community development programs.

5 thoughts on “My First Day as President”

  1. Jacinta, you and the world concern team are doing great work in the world serving those truly in need.
    Thanks for serving!

  2. Jacinta, congratulations on your new role in world concern! What a wonderful place to work and help spread the love of Jesus to the world. So honor that a family member is being used of God in such an awesome way.

  3. Yeah Jacinta, you are God’s chosen for this position. So thankful for you and how the Lord has lead you these years. We are excited to hear about how our Lord uses you. You’re loved by all of us!

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