Confessions of an Intern – Week 1

Flamingos aren’t a Carolina norm but then youth ministry doesn’t involve  a lot of normal. My first assignment as an intern was to decorate a plastic yard flamingo with a depiction of my favourite Bible verse.

Meet Justin Timberlake:


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Hosea 2:19 says, “I will betroth you to me forever. I will betroth you to me in righteousness and in justice, steadfast love and in mercy.” Hence JT is supposed to resemble a groom. As a single girl it’s nice to know God’s got my back on the relational front – he wants to stick by my side for always. Comforting? I think yes.

I’ve survived my first week. Not only that, I did so without a single cup of I’m-about-to-go-insane coffee. (It should be noted that I didn’t fetch anybody one of those either.) Working with my best friends may have something to do with this success – although when your boss tells you to continue taking care of your soul despite having a heavy workload, stress really is a non-issue.

I’m absolutely thrilled that youth group beach camp starts this Monday but a piece of me will miss an IKEA -infused office filled with people who love serving the Lord and laughing lots. This intern got worked hard and is all the happier for it.

If you live near Soutbrook, keep an eye out for our latest addition – the Southbrook Students Summer Tour Unicorn. Just follow @sbsunicorn! Check back here in a few for an update on beach camp and more intern shenanigans.


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