Let’s start out by telling our readers a little about you. (Current ministry context, family, joys in life, etc.)
I am originally from Augusta Georgia. I came to the Chattanooga area when I came to attend Covenant College where I graduated from. I am recently married to my husband, Glenn.
I think my job is my biggest ministry. I teach math at a middle school located in a very rural poor area of north Georgia. Most of my students are living at or below the poverty line. My mission as a teacher is to share the love of Christ with them through my relationship with them.
What are you reading right now?
I am reading a series of mystery novels by Agatha Christe called Miss Marple. My dad and I read them together when I was growing up.
What are some books you regularly re-read and why?
The Murder Orient Express by Agatha Christe. It is brilliant, and one of my dad’s all-time favorites.
What biographies or autobiographies have you read recently?
I am not much into biographies so sad to say I don’t think I have read any the whole way through.
Speaking of biographies and such, is there any particular one that has influenced you a great deal in your faith?
If you were sitting down with a fellow believer and they asked for your top five book recommendations on Christian living, what would they be?
Teach Us to Want, What Were You Expecting?, A Thousand Gifts.
What books have molded how you to serve and lead others in the gospel?
Those three above really shape how I teach. I teach kids who laugh at the idea of Jesus. I have a lot of grace and kindness that they have never received from anyone else. I am called to love and serve these kids as their teacher and really keeping my attitude and prayer life in check is a must to effective teaching and loving my kids well.
Finally, let’s conclude with this question. What are you learning about life and daily following Jesus?
Right now I am reading through Romans again, and there is so much about relying on God’s strength, righteousness, and timing. Right now in my job, I can get stretched to limit, so these passages are huge because, at the end of the day, it is all Christ and none of me.
Anna Wiggins is currently living and working in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but she is originally from Augusta, Ga. She is a teacher for 8th grade math. She is married to Glenn Wiggins.