Terri Fiebig, 56, recently went to be with her Lord.
In 2012, Bibles International was searching for a new administrative assistant for their Projects Management and Text Production Departments. Bibles International sent word to local churches, including Grandville Baptist Church, where Terri was a member. A reliable, detail-oriented person, Terri was ideal for the job. After being hired, she quickly learned the ropes of her job, including keeping each team member up-to-date with spreadsheets tracking every BI project, overseeing food and lodging for BI’s consultant seminars, and handling visas, ticketing, and hotel arrangements for BI staff and interns traveling overseas.
As a wife, mom, and grandma, Terri thrived in the role of taking care of people. She made sure all the details were covered to keep young interns safe as they traveled overseas. Terri demonstrated a high degree of personal responsibility for each task she took on, and the BI staff had complete trust in her. Her desire to serve extended to her local church and her involvement in the Women at Risk ministry in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a ministry that rescues women from human trafficking and helps women support themselves.
Terri was not one to be the center of attention, but she was a faithful worker with a happy spirit. That spirit and her walk with the Lord sustained her when she was diagnosed with stage-four pancreatic cancer last year. In answer to prayer, Terri was able to attend her younger son’s wedding last December. Terri’s life impacted many people. She led a Bible study on the Psalms for several women in her church. Her mind became saturated with those truths. At Terri’s funeral, people testified over and over that Terri was a woman who lived in the Psalms. As tribute to her, several from her study stood up and simply read portions of the Psalms that were precious to her—God’s recorded Words that touch the deepest corners of our hearts, especially for those walking through the valley of the shadow of death.
Terri is survived by her husband, Tim; their children Tim D. (Julie), Carrie (Joe Penzien), Adam (Hilary), and Anna (fiancé Tony Blyler); and by two granddaughters.