Theresa R. Burks
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
Trip: South Africa
Profession: Owner, By Design Floral
During my Bglobal Studies in South Africa and Namibia, I saw God transforming lives and society through several businesses. One business, the Bosasa Group, operates globally yet does not shrink back in showing faith in God. I immediately saw that this was not a typical corporate entity. So often companies talk about valuing their employees, yet they function in a contrary manner. Integrity cannot exist but by demonstration. I found hope for living this truth in the Bosasa Group. God is sovereign and at work in the lives of His people all over the world. I now better understand how we are all connected no matter the distance or language. We are all God’s children, and we have potential from great impact and change in the world as He uses us to grow His Kingdom. We, like leadership of Bosasa, just need to be willing and courageous enough to allow God to use us to create change.