This was the experience that Dr. Lori Salierno
had the privilege to realize when she
was still a very young woman.
God was already giving her
influence as a communicator that few get to enjoy in their lifetime, much less while still so young.
Those of us who know Lori
and who have had the opportunity to sit under her
teaching know that she
is a woman with an insatiable hunger for God and for others to know Him well.
She is the founder and CEO of Celebrate Life International, an organization with a vision to reach and mentor at-risk students all over the world.
is also the Founder and Lead Speaker for the WILD Women of God Conference which trains and mentors young women.
looked for women to mentor her
in those early days of ministry, her
greatest desire was to meet and be mentored by Mother Teresa.
Talk about dreaming big!!
It took years, lots of requests, incredible persistence, patience, speaking wherever she
could for whatever she
could get paid, and refusing to give up at the first, second, thirdâ€¦.signs of opposition to finally get on a plane to India to work with, walk beside, and serve among Mother Teresa and the Sisters of Charity.
I am still amazed that she
got this chance at all, much less three times!
Iâ€™ll never forget being in Loriâ€™s home and reading a framed, handwritten letter to Lori
and then realizing that this letter was from Mother Teresa herself.
What a treasure!
So with this in mind, are you curious to know what advice Mother Teresa offered Lori
earnestly sought it?
After several years of persistence and all that it took to make this opportunity turn the corner from dream to reality, Lori
shotâ€"to ask Mother Teresa herself for her
words of wisdom.
has shared on numerous occasions that as she
asked Mother Teresa how she
could make the biggest impact on her
generation and even those to come, Mother Teresa offered her
some very sage, completely biblical, and rather simple advice: