This summer, we offered an internship program called Occupy for high school and college students. Occupy is a 6-week program that is geared toward helping students grow in their identity and intimacy with God by going deeper in the Word of God, prayer, and evangelism. The internship offers the opportunity for students to learn the backbones of ministry by working closely with Take the City staff in administration, social media, and videography. The following is a testimony of what God did in one of our interns while in the program.
“This summer at Occupy, I’ve grown a lot in my walk with Christ. I’ve learned that God is Fatherly, and He just wants to love on us. In fact, that’s all He wants: to love us and for us to return to His love. He has shown me who He is and who I am as His child. I used to care a lot about what other people thought about me, but God told me that it doesn’t matter, because I am His child and He is my Father. I’ve come to see God a lot more as a father-figure; He has really given me a childlike faith.
Another thing God told me was that He’s not done with me yet. He told me that right now, I’m like a little seedling that just came out of the dirt, but one day, I’ll bloom into a beautiful flower. He told me that He’s going to use me in ways that I can’t even imagine. He’ll fill me with joy and use me to fill others with joy, just like a flower does. I’m really in awe of what the Lord has done so far this summer, and I can’t wait to see God’s plan unfold!”-Hannah H.