Mission of Mercy
Carolyn Rennie, a Richmond native, grew up just a few miles from Third. At sixteen, she committed her life to Christ through the ministry of Young Life at Douglas Freeman High School. She worked 4.5 years as an RN on a medical/oncology unit and then 15 years in the Emergency Department. Third’s ministry and the short-term mission program had a profound impact on her personal relationship with Jesus Christ, teaching her the responsibility of sharing the gospel. After three short-term mission trips, she joined Third in 1989 and served on the Missions Committee and as a deacon.
One night during a 24-hour prayer vigil, Carolyn was in the Sanctuary praying alone and felt called to offer her life to Christ to be used wherever he would have her serve. A team of people joined her in prayer and as they offered counsel, the opportunity to go to Romania for three months presented itself in September 1993. As the three-month stay was drawing to a close, the ministry there invited her to return. The call remains clear even now: building relationships; working alongside folks, praying with and for them; offering biblical counsel and health information; sharing the gospel; and helping them learn/re-learn English.
Carolyn feels humbled and grateful for the sustaining prayer covering and tangible support as Third continues in ministry there. May God be glorified!