Over the last few weeks we have been introducing our 2019 Interns. This group of seven REACH graduates will spend the year deepening their relationship with God, serving at the RIC, and being discipled. RI is grateful for their hard work and is excited to see them grow this year.
Emily is from Ithaca, New York, and is serving as one of this year’s Hospitality Interns. She has found the job of making beds, cleaning bathrooms, and sweeping floors to be monotonous at times, but she is choosing to see it as a time to “put in ear buds, listen to good music, and just de-stress.” When Emily isn’t cleaning at the RIC, she likes to spend her time going on runs and baking.
“This year I’m hoping to train my eyes to see how he’s pursuing me even in the little things.”
Last year, Emily’s REACH team went to Thailand, where she learned the importance of unplanned interactions. “It was the little things; the talks with the smoothie lady or fruit guy.” These people were not the focus of her team’s outreach, but she said that in the end, “those were some of our closest relationships and the people who taught me the most about culture and being intentional just in everyday living.”Emily has seen a similar intentionality in her fellow interns. She is excited to continue learning the value of little interactions with both the other interns and others who she comes in contact with this year. “I think a lot of times God speaks to us in maybe not so obvious ways. And this year I’m hoping to train my eyes to see how he’s pursuing me even in the little things.”
Pray for Emily and the other interns as they continue to get to know each other and work in their roles. Pray that God will use them to impact the many people who come to the RIC in the following year.