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Losing it All to Gain Everything

By Ryan Everritt, CBM National Intern - 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV) “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”   How often do we thank God?  I can't answer for anyone but myself. And you know your own self. It's easy to thank God for a new day and the food you eat. But do we thank God “in all circumstances”--even in the hard times? Surely when you get a job promotion, or you get a new car, or something wonderful happens, there's cause for celebration. But what if you lost your job, your home, or a family member passed away--what then? Will you blame God or thank Him giving them to you ...

Faith that Moves Mountains

By Adam Lowry, CBM National Intern - Most people in the world struggle with faith. I would have to say that I really don’t have a struggle with faith as much as others seem to. I’ve lived most of my life through faith in God and He has proven faithful every time. As a kid I used to be really shy and afraid of people. After getting saved I wanted God to use me in any way He wanted. God moved me from home school to public school, which pushed me out of my comfort zone. God was strengthening my faith and driving out the fear in me. Here are a few examples of faithful followers in the Bible. Abraham is mentioned several times in the Bible ...

Be that Light

By Sarah Pafford, CBM Alumtern - I’ve recently been very drawn to the story of Jesus sending out the twelve apostles in Matthew chapter 10. Here we see Jesus tell these twelve men to leave everything in the pursuit to heal the sick and to drive out impure spirits, but with a few conditions. They are to take nothing with them and they are to focus solely on the lost sheep of Israel, not the Gentiles. These two conditions very much pricked my heart.     1.“Go! But don’t take anything.” We live in an environment where needs are often met without much concern of where the provision will come from. But what if God told you to leave all the ...

Sufficient

By Kira Frank, CBM National Intern -   Ministering can be very exhausting, especially over a long period of time. In the past few months I’ve found myself just that way—exhausted. For some time I thought it was okay. I thought there was nothing I could really do about it, besides to just keep going, but that wasn’t the case. While serving at Camp Grace these past few months, I’ve learned how important it is to find my strength in Christ.   Many weeks this summer I would get halfway through a week of counseling and feel as though I couldn’t make it through the end of the week. I would get discouraged by things like ...

We Must Be Awfully Small and Not as Strong as We Think We Are

By Rebecca Colson, CBM National Intern- This line from a song by Rich Mullins came to my mind while working as a counselor at camp. I had noticed some things that the other counselors had been doing that I thought they ought to be doing differently. With all my expertise and wisdom on the matter, I pointed it out to the counselors. After I did, one of them, a junior counselor a good 7 years younger than me, politely asked, “How many times have you been a summer counselor before?”  I paused for a moment before replying, “Once.” While she was a good deal younger than me, this girl had far more camp counseling experience than I had. She ...