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.
“I am very much a people person,” said Trevor, this year’s Community Outreach Intern from Grantsville, Maryland. While he enjoys spending time with friends and meeting new people, he also finds it important to take a break from people and play guitar, watch anime, or color.
Last year, during his time in Indochina with REACH, Trevor learned to refine his interpersonal skills. He enjoyed getting to know his teammates on a deep level, but it was also a difficult and humbling experience. “You need to be assertive and say, ‘hey this is something that really bothers me,’ but then also realize your way of doing things isn’t always the best,” Trevor said. “It can be a challenge but it can also be one of the most rewarding things.”
“I’m really looking forward to giving back to the people who have helped me… sharing problems, struggles, insecurities, and trying to point each other to Christ and become more like him in the mess of life.”
As the Community Outreach Intern, Trevor schedules all of the outreaches for the City Challenge and REACH programs. While he helps with some of the more technical details of these programs, Trevor also hopes to foster a sense of vulnerability for the groups who come to the RIC. “I’m really looking forward to giving back to the people who have helped me – to help others experience that safety of being yourself and sharing problems, struggles, insecurities, and trying to point each other to Christ and become more like him in the mess of life.”
Pray for Trevor 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 this year.