Erin Davis: Welcome back to the Women of the Bible podcast. I’m Erin Davis, and I’m joined by some of my favorite friends! We have a lot in common, but one of the things we have in common is that we all work for Revive Our Hearts. So, ladies, could you introduce yourselves to those listening and tell them how you are connected to Revive Our Hearts?

Betsy Gómez: My name is Betsy Gómez, and I work for the Hispanic—or Spanish—outreach of Revive Our Hearts that is called Aviva Nuestros Corazones.

Carrie Gaul: “ANC”

Erin: So what do you do with ANC?

Betsy: I am basically a cheerleader there. I manage the media team, so all the creatives. And I manage the content for the blog, so it’s pretty interesting work. Instead of giving, giving, giving, I think I’m always taking and drinking from the well. I think the Lord knew that I needed to be exposed to His Word, and He allowed me to do that!

Erin: I love that! I’m joined by another friend; tell them your name and what you do for Revive Our Hearts.

Carrie Gaul: I’m Carrie Gaul, and I work as the liaison for international outreach and staff care, which I like to say is the best job in the world! I get to connect with leaders across the world and encourage them, be a cheerleader to them, help them get back to the Word of God in the places in their own lives where they might be struggling.

And then I get to come alongside of our staff here in Michigan at the home base and just encourage and walk alongside them as well.

Erin: You are both in the right jobs for you! Betsy, you have been such a strong cheerleader for me; and Carrie, you have pointed me to the Word of God for many, many years. I’m grateful that the Lord has put you in the positions He has put you in.

I’m Erin Davis, and I’m the content manager for Revive Our Hearts. That means I get to do great things like help writers produce Bible studies and run our blogs, and I love that I get to do that! But for today, I’m wearing my “podcaster” hat!

Betsy: That’s something that we do here; we have a lot of hats! 

Erin: We do, we wear a lot of hats. And we have been walking through the Bible study Esther: Trusting God’s Plan. We’ve just been walking through it like friends (which we are) would walk through a Bible study. I hope every woman listening is involved in a Bible study with other women.

I don’t know about you, but it has just so impacted the trajectory of my life to open God’s Word with other women, and so that’s what we’re doing here. We really are friends. We really are walking through the book of Esther together . . . so you might hear us talking over to each other a little bit or laughing, just like we would be doing if we were in my living room.

We’ve made it all the way to Esther chapter 3. We read Esther chapter 3 together, and here we meet the human villain of the story, Haman, and he hatches this plot to annihilate the Jews! I know that you’ve read Esther before, but as you were reading it again does anything jump out at you about Haman or about this moment in the story when he decides that he is going to annihilate the Jews? 

Betsy: I think I see him as unquenchable. (Is this even a word in English?) 

Erin: Yes. What is it in Spanish?

Betsy: Insaciable. It’s like an unquenchable thirst for power and glory, and that leads him to all these crazy things, …