33 results for tag: Testimonial


“How the internship helped me become a better communicator”

Written by Jonathan Evans I’ve been in this internship for eight months. When I first arrived in September, I thought I was great at communicating. Turns out, this was not necessarily the case. I realized I was only good at the frequent interruption and giving unsolicited advice, which gave me a know-it-all expression. This led to me hoarding the conversation most of the time. I didn’t want to open my eyes to my unchecked conversation habits.  I began working toward a better relationship with God through doing my devotions combined with my leaders and peers who helped me understand that I needed to grow. They walked me through the ...

How the Internship helped me become a leader

  Written by Rashidi Hines Hey everyone, it’s Rashidi Hines from Team 13 and during my time as an intern, I struggle with not seeing myself as a leader. Then I had to remember that God does not make any mistakes in putting people in that position. I had to realize this from my first two camp rotations at Camp Grace and Ta-Pa-Win-Go. When I was partnered up with one of my teammates who struggle with staying focus being task-oriented during the times where you need to relax and where I helped uplifted them with compliments to get them through the day. A leader is someone who is a role model who can influence people with a vision of a ...

How the Internship equipped me to accomplish the Great Commission

Written by Zachary Douthit My name is Zachary Douthit. I am from Orange County, Virginia. It was some time ago when I was reading through the book of Matthew and stumbled upon the Great Commission "And Jesus spoke to them, saying "All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you even to the end of the age"(vs.18-20). After reading this passage I figured I should do this sometime. I then booted up a video game and played it. ...

Who does Christ say I am?

Written by Kaytie Davis Growing up I’ve always studied who God was. From all His attributes to what He did on earth. My foundation is strong! Nothing could stop me because my God is on my side! But, something was wrong. I didn’t know who I was, I was struggling with not knowing my identity. I tried to find it in all the wrong things, doing whatever I can to please others, serve them, being outgoing, and thinking I had to be the best in all I did. “Kaytie Grace you can never make a mistake; you have to be perfect.” The expectations I set for myself were unreachable. I would make mistakes big or small and I was broken. I thought over and ...

FROM THE VAULT: Honoring Fathers

[From the Editor] The Catholic Church has recognized the important role of fathers since at least the early 1500s, in conjunction with a feast day honoring Saint Joseph (Mary’s husband and Jesus’ earthly father.) However, Father’s Day as we know it is a relatively new holiday. Much like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day celebrations by local congregations or communities started popping up in different areas of the United States in the early 1900s, whether as a one-time or an annual event. While the first bill to recognize it as a federal holiday was introduced to Congress in the 1910s (around the same time as Mother’s Day), it was feared that ...