Finding My Place - SU's Schools Ministry Internship

  Tuesday 4th August, 2020
  Categories: Connect Stories

Finding My Place - SU's Schools Ministry Internship

2020 Schools Ministry Intern, Haley

I first got involved with SU Victoria when I started my Diploma of Community Services placement with Global Classroom in July 2019. I loved being around the students and mentors and I saw their prayers answered by God’s grace. This made me curious to experience MAD (Make a Difference) Camp.

MAD Camp was the first place I felt totally at home. It was a really positive environment and the camp reflected values important to me. On the team I was surrounded by others who shared those values. It was at MAD Camp that I saw why God brought me to this type of work. I wouldn’t have had that confirmation if it weren’t for SU.

Late last year I started to visit the intern weekly gatherings and then joined the internship program at the beginning of 2020. During my internship I have learnt who I am, what my mission is and how to approach that. I have learnt how to approach young people and empower them. I am so grateful that in my journey with Christ I am learning the tools to represent Jesus. Being mentored by Naomi I have learnt my strengths, weaknesses and where my opportunities lie.

As a fairly new follower of Jesus, I have learnt so much and never felt as respected, empowered and at home as I have with Scripture Union. No matter your background, or life choices, there’s an understanding and an appreciation for people. It’s a really welcoming environment. It has completely changed my life, impacting my mental health, my relationships, and my own identity. This is the body of Christ that I think every individual needs to experience – it can be life-changing.

To find out more about SU Internships, click here.

— Haley, Schools Ministry Intern

This story is part of the August 2020 issue of CONNECT. Read the latest update from our State Director here. For other stories from this issue, click on a tile below.