21 year old Tiffany Espensen has appeared in box-office hits like "Spider-Man: Homecoming" and "Avengers: Infinity War, tens of thousands of people follow her social media accounts and at every step of her career/life journey, she recognizes God's gentle hand of protection and provision.
Adopted into a New Family
According to BillyGraham.org, Espensen's story begins in Lianjiang, China, in the late 1990s. It was the height of the country's one-child policy, and her biological parents abandoned her at the steps of a hospital. By God's grace, she says, a family from California adopted her as a 13-month-old.
That experience forever marked Espensen's life, giving her a deep understanding of God as a heavenly Father.
"Adoption reflects Christ, because God chooses us as His children," she explained. "I could've had a totally different story, and I'm just so thankful that He chose me."
As the actress' career started to blossom—from minor roles to starring in Disney and Nickelodeon shows—she felt undeserving of all the blessings.
She remembers thinking, "Wow, look at this beautiful life. [God's] given me these wonderful parents and opportunities. Why me?"
And she sensed God answering: "You can use this as an opportunity to shine a light on Me."
Good News for the Next Generation
Espensen has made it her mission to do just that, redirecting any attention she receives to the true Light, Jesus Christ.
One of her biggest role models in that effort has been Billy Graham.
"He had such a heart for God, and he just had this presence," said the actress, whose grandmother introduced her to the evangelist at a young age. "He worked so tirelessly and selflessly to share that message of Jesus Christ."
Now she's taking that same Gospel message to a new generation. With her combined following of 52,000 people on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, Espensen often shares Bible verses, worship music and Billy Graham sermons. She answers tough questions with Bible-based advice and a bright smile.
One social media follower recently asked, "How do you always appear to be so cheerful?" In response, she quoted Nehemiah 8:10, "The joy of the Lord is my strength."
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