Interns

Dealing with Grief by Living for God’s Kingdom

Dealing with Grief by Living for God’s Kingdom

The week before camp started, one of my best friends was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. However, her condition began worsening very quickly over the weekend. With my church and many other brothers and sisters in Christ, we prayed day and night for her healing. Yet, the Lord decided to take her home on Monday, July 1. There are a countless number of words I could use to describe how I felt that day- shocked, confused, overwhelmed, numb, but most of all, I had a heavy burden of grief. How could I possibly serve at camp with that on my shoulders? 

God works in mysterious ways!

God works in mysterious ways!

As a first-time Summer Intern for TCM, I was eager to see how God was working in the city I live in and excited to be included in that. When camp had actually begun, an entire set of new struggles and obstacles were planted before myself and the team from the first day, cancelling the entire first week of camp, delaying our plans and inconveniencing the families who relied on sending their children to our camp as they went to work every day.

Seeing God Work in the Lives of Children

Seeing God Work in the Lives of Children

After that first summer, I finally understood the enormous blessing of serving. I witnessed God’s work in the Flemingdon Park community as well as in my own faith journey. It wasn’t about the pay or the quantity of work at hand. It was about wholeheartedly serving, surrendering to God, and relying on God at every moment. It was about the team members edifying each other, community, bonding, and growing spiritually together. Despite the daily hectic-ness and long days, I felt joy, contentment, and peace in serving. It was truly a blessing to be able to witness God at work in the kids.