CBM Intern – One Goal
By CBM National intern, Andrew Willis –
After returning from Moldova, I found out that I was bound for Camp Grace in NC for my second rotation. I was there for two weeks helping John Martens, who is now a good friend of mine, work maintenance. After the two weeks, we headed for CBM’s National Conference in Pennsylvania, where the National Interns got to run the kids’ programs for the CBM Full-Time Missionaries. It was a lot of fun and I got to meet most of the CBM missionaries from all of the different camps. It felt like one big family reunion and everyone was happy to be there.
After the weekend at National Conference, I returned to Camp Grace to finish my rotation. I got to teach once to a group of kids, but because of hurricane Matthew, I never got the opportunity to help teach Released Time. It was still a good experience being the groundskeeper’s assistant. Mr. Martens taught me so many things and I realized how involved the maintenance position really is. There is a lot of work and it never goes away. I am now more useful with a chainsaw, taking measurements, pulling trailers, and the list goes on. It was at Camp Grace that I really understood just how much maintenance work was involved in the ministry. However, it is often overlooked as a missionary position.
Colossians 3:23 says “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Whether you’re on the maintenance crew, a cook, a speaker, or maybe you aren’t in full-time missionary work; it doesn’t mean that you can’t be effective for Christ! God will use you if you will surrender to Him and do your very best for Him. Mark 16:15 says, “And He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation’.”
If we take these two verses, we can see that we are all smaller pieces to a grand design. Whether you’re in Moldova, America, or anywhere else in the world, speaking or otherwise, we all have one goal and that is to share Christ with others. I don’t know yet where I’m headed to on my final rotation as a CBM National Intern, but I’m excited to see how God can use me and what He has to teach me.