Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Beauty of Multiplication

Mallory representing Crisis Response wearing her blue staff shirt!
Mallory, my summer intern, was asked to represent Crisis Response at her college fair day.  Mallory is a senior at Greenville College.  Usually I visit colleges to represent our ministry but thankfully, Mallory said yes, multiplying me from having to go.  I asked Mallory how she felt before, during, and after the day.  This is what she said:
Well before hand, I was a little nervous because I felt that we were throwing everything together last minute but that turned out great. During the afternoon talking to people I was excited, it was almost like re-living the work I did this past summer and reminded me how I have grown through just one summer (2 1/2 months) and how God really showed himself to me through crisis response. I loved explaining what the volunteers do and what the interns do as well. After everything was finished I felt accomplished. Accomplished not because there were a lot of people signed up, but because I felt that it was God's way of telling me to share what I've learned.
I'm so thankful Mallory took this chance to share with others about her summer because it reminded her that there were lessons God taught her.  Having to retell her story over and over only reinforced those lessons more.  It reminded me of the beauty of stepping back and letting others step up.  I'm not the only person God can use and that's a good thing.  Mallory had a chance to reflect through this opportunity and encourage others to step out in faith to see how God can use them on the mission field.
Professor Watterson and Jordan (former volunteers) joined Mallory in the recruiting efforts
Usually, I spend my fall months traveling to different colleges and promoting Crisis Response internships.  However, this fall is going to look different as Mark and I travel not just to colleges, but to visit friends and churches to pursue ministry partners for our long term work with ReachGlobal.  Not sure how I was going to get the word out about internships, God had it all worked out.  Praise be to God who knows our needs! 

If you would like more info on how you can be involved, feel free to contact me!  The beauty of multiplication is that it's the BODY of Christ at work, each in their own way, using the gifts and skills God has given them, and sharing from their hearts what the Lord has done! and that's beautiful :)