Well, at this point it seems I barely have time to talk to my own Momma. Which is possibly the worst of it.
Pastor Phil and Jamie (who were over harvestKIDS) have resigned due to changing seasons and God’s leading them onto other endeavors. Which, for me, was a complete and total shock and I honestly panicked. I went to every worst-case scenario in my head almost instantly. And I cried. A lot. Mostly because in the short 3 months (or less) that I worked under them I learned so much from them, I couldn’t imagine what was going to happen to the group of us who were left without leaders within our ministry stream.
But, as always, God knew better than any fear any of us had. Of course, He deals in ways that don’t make sense and often leave me feeling a little bit like a rubber-band. (I’ve noticed that is the nature of this internship…) Currently, I am running the Preschool department along side Jessie who is running NG Studios, our Elementary program. This is all temporary while Pastor Kirk and his team hire the new Children’s pastor. In the mean time, though, Jessie and I are very busy.
This summer is going to be quite a bit different from that, though. I am one of four Team Leaders for Games during our Youth America Summer Camps. Which basically means that we are responsible for the FUN aspect! I was daunted by this at first because I’m not the craziest, most out going person that ever lived. But apparently leadership sees something that I don’t because this is the second time I’ve been given this role since I have been here. The more I think about it, though, the more excited I get. I get to give out poinst to campers for doing completely off the wall things, or volunteering to serve? FREAKING YEAH. It’s going to be so cool to experience Youth America for the first time. (I’m one of few interns who have come into NGI without having attended Youth America at least once.)
What this means for me as far as being able to work during the summer is.. that I won’t be able to. Up to this point I have been BEYOND blessed to be able to make all of my bills through family, working at Sprouts, and randomly being connected to a family who pays generously and abundantly for watching their kids. It’s the most insane experience seeing how God works when I’m not looking. This leads me to that thing I absolutely despise doing: support. First and foremost, I need prayer for my sanity. I feel stretched to my limit some days, and those days I really need to be reminded that I wouldn’t be in this position if it WAS, in fact, my limit. Under that, if you are reading this and feel compelled to help me along financially* throughout the Summer, you can mail any kind of support you can offer to:
6800 N. Bryant Ave.
Oklahoma City Oklahoma 73121
* To my FREAKING AMAZING family + friends who have been so supportive emotionally, spiritually and financially while I’m here…. FREAKING THANK YOU! I can’t even tell you enough how much it means to me. I have learned so much about myself, what I want to do with my life and what I really believe about God in just the few months I’ve been here. I still have 8 months to go! I love what I am doing and I cannot believe that I am here- that God saw something I couldn’t see; that I was able to trust Him enough to quit my job and come here, to walk in the Strength He had ALREADY given me so that He could show me that His vision for me went far beyond anything I had ever pictured for myself. This is the most rewarding, life-giving experience I have ever had. I am truly, truly amazed that I serve a God who doesn’t make sense to me. He is SO good. It kills me. So, thank you for supporting my pursuit of His plan.