Abigail Best

“Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my spirit in you and you will live …” Ezekiel 37:13-14

Where I serve

The Lord has called me to serve at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC – Go Pirates! I recently graduated from Georgia Southern University School of Nursing, where I also served as a missionary for a semester!

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Tabling for Spring Outreach at ECU

My Story

When I started college in the small town of Statesboro, GA, I had no clue what I was doing. I had grown up Catholic, but had not really given Jesus the chance to encounter me yet. I was hurting from past relationships, brokenness, and sin. I had nowhere else to turn, so I went to the local Catholic Church, which also happened to be the only one within a 20 mile radius of campus. 

In my first week, I was encountered by a missionary to join her in bible study and prayer. She was incredibly joyful, beyond the counterfeit joy I had seen before. I knew I desired to be friends with her, but more importantly to find out where her joy came from. It was in these moments that the Lord re-enflamed the radical desire for holiness I once had, but had somehow lost along the way. I came to know that life was meant to be lived in service of others, so that I ultimately may serve Jesus Christ. 

The love He has so freely given us is a gift I have seen change lives in the most unexpected places – in college libraries, on the way to class, and even in crowded football games! On the flip side, I have seen first hand how many students have not been told the great news and how broken and alone it has left them. As we are told in John 14, Jesus is the “the way, the truth, and the life!” I have been so blessed to receive abundant life in Jesus, and it is my greatest honor to share Him with others in any way that I can!

Your Impact

When I said “yes” to join FOCUS, I also made the decision to rely on the spiritual and financial support of mission partners. The journey of the gospel is not one that is meant to be traveled alone; even the disciples were sent out two by two! If you are interested in traveling along the road to holiness with me in this way, I would love to have you on my support team. I would be more than happy to set up an appointment with you. Thank you for your generous and prayerful consideration!

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