Spring 2011 TRINITY Magazine, Called to Go Global
Genevieve Trieu ’06
Major: Communication arts
Title: Broadcasting and media relations hometeam missionary
“Less than .05 percent of the total resources of the Church in the west are being sent to help share the Good News,” said Genevieve Trieu ’06. “I want to give more than .05 percent. I want to give my life.”
As a hometeam missionary on Gospel for Asia’s broadcasting and media relations team, Trieu helps the department meet its goal to broadcast the gospel domestically and internationally in over 100 languages to unreached people groups in the subcontinent of Asia.
She uses the skills she acquired as a communication arts major at Trinity to build and maintain media partnerships and promote the organization.
One of Trieu’s responsibilities is coordinating campaigns with radio stations across the United States to provide much needed physical and spiritual relief to many of the forgotten and oppressed in Asia. Such campaigns bring supplies to recent tsunami victims and the love of Christ to downtrodden women and widows.
As a freshman at Trinity, Trieu hadn’t imagined herself in her current career. In fact, she voiced her anxiety about the future job market to her advisor Dr. Craig Mattson, professor of communication arts. “He told me that it didn’t matter how well I did or how influential I became in the world’s eyes. He told me that as long as I did my work unto the Lord, God would be pleased,” recalled Trieu. “This was groundbreaking for me. It laid the foundation for my major in communication arts and later for my entire life.”
After college, Trieu accepted an internship at Gospel for Asia after months of prayer over the decision. “After interning for one year, I knew I was making a global and eternal impact I would be hard-pressed to find anywhere else,” she said.
She then joined the staff full time and serves in the home office in Carrollton, Texas.