Each one of us has a gift. Whether you know it or not, and whether you want to believe it or not, I believe deep down that every single person on this earth was given a gift by our Creator… and how we use those gifts to serve others can really impact not only, well, other people, but also ourselves. As adults, I believe the way we use our gifts can also impact the next generation – we can show them what being a good steward of those gifts really looks like. And truthfully, I am continuously inspired by the next generation – I’m learning from THEM – amazing and incredible kids that are using their gifts to give back and really, TRULY make the world a better place.
My guests this week are Sydney Guerrette and Deirdre Catlett – a mother / daughter team who recently started Be the Change Youth Initiative – an organization dedicated to getting kids of all ages involved in serving and giving back to their community. This is such a great conversation and you’re going to learn so much SO much from them!
Deirdre Catlett: As Operations Manager for Be The Change Youth Initiative, Deirdre collaborates with artisan groups and fair trade wholesale providers, as well as designers for Be The Change merchandise. She also works closely with non-profit partners in an effort to best serve and share their work around the world. But, her most important role is wife and mom to Sydney and her three younger siblings: Brayden, Piper, and Holden. She’s also finishing up her Master of Biblical and Theological degree at Dallas Theological Seminary.
Sydney Guerrette: As founder of Be The Change Youth Initiative, Sydney spends most of her time speaking to youth about the importance of using their gifts and talents to help other kids around the world. She is a singer/songwriter, and loves to use those gifts to tell the stories of others. Sydney is a 16-year-old homeschooled senior with a heart for missions and a true love for people.
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