CBM Interns-How To’s

By CBM National Interns, Scott and Jerri Carpenter

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The CBM National internship is definitely a blessing from God. We could tell that
from our very first day here! The classes alone have already showed us so much. We
cannot even begin to imagine what the time we spend at different CBM camps is going
to do for us. We have learned new lessons, dove deep into things we already believed
to expound even further, and definitely seen how our lives should be shaped by God.
We can’t thank Him enough for the experience He has already given us. God has shown
us three big “how to’s” for being a Christian since we have started this internship:

1.  How to defend our faith in different, and sometimes difficult, circumstances.
2. How to minister to people with extravagant beliefs without losing them.
3. How to love in every moment as Christ did.
With each one of these “how to’s,” we’ve learned even more than just what the
statement says. We’ve learned how to defend our faith to different religions,
beliefs, and even other believers without seeming like a mean and cross Christian
but as someone who truly loves. When ministering to people with extravagant beliefs,
if you do and don’t say even just certain words, they can be upset and shut off from
you and possibly even other Christians, also. Christ loves in every moment, even
when He is judging or giving justice. The reason for His justice is because He loves
us and we disobeyed.
It would take buckets of blogs to explain all the “how to’s” He has taught us thus
far. We both want to be CBM missionaries and we know that is what God has called us
to do. God put us in this internship to prepare us for His future for us and we are
so excited to learn even more about what God wants us to do and how to do it.

“Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great
Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you
complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in
His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews
13:20-21 (NKJV)

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