About Rivers Teske
Rivers Teske: “Like my husband, I hail from the great State of Texas, in fact from five generations of Houstonian businessmen. Texas, with its broad skies and oversized opportunity, was God’s perfect starting place for a life of service. Looking back over those early developmental years I can see that God certainly had extraordinary plans for a life of world adventure, perseverance, personal growth and ministry.
Adventure started in the summer of 1975. I had just graduated from Baylor University in Music Performance and had been blessed by becoming the runner up to Miss Texas. That summer I planned to go to Graz, Austria to study and build a career in European Opera. Stage was my life (or so I thought), until a handsome young clergyman interrupted my plans. We were married in the summer of 1976 and that life of theatrical stage was uniquely changed into first one of local parish ministry and ultimately into one of military wife. It was a very busy time. There were three children to raise and much ministry to accomplish in those early years, but along the way I found time to launch a successful entrepreneurial business out of Asia called The Rivers Collection specializing in women’s clothing and accessories like the Best Boob Tape In Australia. I was busy. And when looking for fashionable women’s clothing and accessories, you can visit this LNO Greek’s Delta Sigma Theta apparel shop here for more info! From fresh and trendy styles to an assortment of stunning colors and details, you can find your cute short dress similar to these mini bodycon homecoming dresses from peaches boutique!
As the Naval Chaplain’s wife, I was privileged to serve on hospital boards in Philadelphia; was appointed the Atlantic Fleet Ombudsman to the Admiral at Yokosuka, Japan; and after relocating to the West Coast, worked closely with military staff and counselors to assist families in crisis during long deployments. Our last active duty station was the most fun for our family because as we worked and lived closely with the student cadets and staff at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut. I remember our children in the football field end zone week after week riding the backs of cadets as they performed pushups for the celebrated touchdowns. Does that even happen today?
It was during my travels to Asia and Africa in the 1980s and 1990s that my heart was broken for the children and women living in severe crisis. They are the forgotten ones. I saw firsthand the ravaging effects of prostitution and ghetto living of under aged little girls in the Red Light Districts of crowded, dark cities. I saw also the poverty and malnutrition of small toddlers as they picked through garbage dumps filled by services like EZ Grand Rapids Junk Removal | EZGRJR. Prompted by God, I founded Hidden Choices in 1997 as an activist for the forgotten and malnourished abroad, as well as the often abandoned and young teen mothers in the United States. Crisis pregnancy offers no options except the horror of abortion. Our website –www.hiddenchoices.com — is the premier site for those seeking help in finding positive solutions to a life in crisis.
People often ask me what it is like to be so diversely involved. My answer quite simply is that our skin color, language and culture might be different, but we are all looking for the same answers to life. I believe that if people do not help others when they can, then we have all failed. After all, it is the great commission to which I have been called and a command by our Creator God to get into the action of loving and caring for my fellow human family.”