I was walking through Kensington’s doors for my first internship meeting. I had just come out of an eight-year season of staying at home with my kids, as well as being in a “COVID bubble” so this internship was a major leap of faith. The unknown can be scary, but I have witnessed how God moves when you say yes to Him.
My internship experience was a winding and beautiful journey of love, self-reflection and witnessing just how amazingly faithful God is.
God knew exactly where to place me in the Kensington Internship Program. I had the incredible privilege of interning for the Move Out Team. Watching, learning, and leading with this amazing team showed me what it really means to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the community and around the world.
Mother Teresa once said, “We have not come into the world to be numbered; we have been created for a purpose; for great things: to love and be loved.”
My time at Kensington helped me to better love others, to see the beauty in others, and to see and know people the way Jesus does.
I will always hold close to my heart the frequent refrain of Move Out Director, Becky Lee, “See the Beauty!?”
I’ve also learned to see the beauty in myself during the ten months of my internship. It was as if God lifted a veil from my eyes.
Whether it was taking the Myers-Briggs and Enneagram tests to understand how I am wired or allowing others to speak life into me – my eyes were opened to how God uniquely designed me for His kingdom.
I was able to use what was in my hands – my gifts, experiences, and interests. I had the opportunity to share my own story and to hear the stories of others. Many of my God-given gifts were reignited and now the fire is lit in me to GO and continue to Move Out.
“Move Out” is something heard often at Kensington. It is the idea that we’re on a mission to not just gather within our own church walls, but instead to bring the hope of Jesus to our neighborhoods and cities. Kensington’s Move Out Network is a place to connect you with opportunities and people who share the same passions. If you’re interested in making an impact and using your unique gifts, check out kensingtonchurch.org/moveout
Last year, I stepped into what God had prepared for me and I said yes to His nudges. He’s been so faithful throughout this journey, opening doors and giving me life-changing experiences. I’m learning how fun it is to say yes to God and the wild, life-changing ride that follows!
Luckily for me, the ride is not over– it’s just beginning!