What can I say about this summer? Well, from the previous year of volunteering at FCA Project 61, and then Project 61 later that year, I had a strong feeling that I should return. I met a lot of fantastic people that were either members of Springs of Grace, interns, and even campers. Such joy came to my heart from the first to last day of camp.
With that said, I had just as, if not a better experience this time around as an intern. I was delighted to see so many kids return that I met last year, and how some have a growing desire for the Lord.
One 8th grader, Elijah, continued to amaze me with his genuine heart for God, and to excel in whatever he did. A verse that has been on my heart is James 2:14-17, What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
Simply stating what I’d like accomplish is meaningless, unless I am out there actively working. This summer has been nonstop faith in action. I’m truly thankful to be around the members of the church and my fellow interns with a desire to help build God’s Kingdom.
Pastor Joe reached out to me about the internship and said, “It will be the best summer of your life!” The term best would be a dramatic understatement as to how meaningful, powerful and joyful the summer has been.
I can only imagine what God has in store for me and the rest of these wonderful interns.