Carissa Potter
Carissa Potter

Family Vision Statement

Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. Isaiah 26:8

Carissa is a fun-loving, world-traveling, truth-sharing, friend of Jesus. She loves to lead and teach, and never misses an opportunity to talk about the amazing story God is writing throughout all of human history. She desires to see every family find their place in God’s big story.

Carissa Potter's articles

Empowered with Global Vision

By David Puerto, interviewed by Carissa Potter David lives in Guatemala with his wife and two young children. He recently participated in a Parenting with a Global Vision small group study. His biggest takeaway? “Never underestimate what God can do through your children in His global mission.” Find out how the study has inspired, challenged,…

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Talking to Children about Difficult World Events

No matter where your family lives in the world, reports of world events have filled our homes and  left us all feeling grief and uncertainty. Our children are not unaware. They hear about these events at school, from friends, and through social media. In the midst of scary and often devastating current events, how do…

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Live Out God’s Work:

What I Learned From Being Sent

My eyes fluttered as a strange sound drew me out of a peaceful sleep. It took a moment for my mind to engage and for me to identify the sound as the Islamic call to prayer, echoing through the neighborhood as the sun prepared to rise. I lay there for a moment, detached from reality.…

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Live Out God’s Work:

Inviting Others Into God’s Story

When I first learned about God’s big story and the reality of unreached people groups, I wanted to tell everyone I knew. I loved sharing about what God was teaching me and inviting others into that journey. Little did I know there was a word for that – mobilization. Mobilization is not a biblical term,…

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Starting With Me

The sound of birds chirping filled the upper-level room. A light breeze blew through the window, bringing relief from the morning heat. Down below, the streets were teeming with travelers going to and fro and shop owners preparing their stands. Day 2 of the Big Story Training in Abuja, Nigeria was about to commence. As…

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More Than Just a Kid

The warm California sun leaked through the windows. A dozen squirmy young children sat on the floor in front of me, with skinned knees from failed bike riding attempts and sun-kissed cheeks from hours of outdoor play. They listened with wide-eyed anticipation as I told the story of a small river rock who dreamed of…

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Developing the Heart of a Leader

Silent and still, I stayed there, sitting on a giant bean bag in the corner of the room, watching Dakota take her younger brother on an imaginary adventure. With gentleness and grace, she showed him the ropes of playing make believe. I adored the way he listened to her, eyes wide, soaking in every word…

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When Dads Obey the Voice of God

I did not know his name but I remembered his face. During my first Weave BIG Story training in Ethiopia, he sat just in front of me on my right hand side. He was always dressed in slacks and a button-up shirt, faithfully taking notes through each and every session. He spoke only enough English…

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Moments

I lay there under a giant oak tree, whose branches stretched out like a canopy above us. The sound of rustling leaves and the warmth of the sun soothed my soul. Closing my eyes, I let the last hour of my life replay in my mind. Sitting on the wooden porch, blowing bubbles, rocking in…

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