Summer has come and gone, and with it a flurry of activity, both within and without of the youth ministry here at FBC. From VBS to Camp Hawkins, escape rooms to bowling alleys, service projects to ping pong tournaments, all along the way we have seen the work of God among and through us. A large part of that has been the labor of our summer intern, Jill. She has kept us all in line here at FBC. But Jill’s time with us is at an end, and so while saying goodbye to summer, we say goodbye also to someone who has become a dear friend. She is, as well, saying goodbye to all of us, and so we thought we would give her the space here to say goodbye to you:
As this summer is nearing an end, I'm reminded of all that this summer has consisted of. Being able to be a part of this church for the summer has exceeded my expectations and has meant so much to me. I cannot say thank you enough to every staff, member, family, and student that I've been able to meet this summer. Everyone has been so welcoming and made this town a home for me. I will always have a special place in my heart for Jesup, Georgia as I'm reminded of the countless memories, numerous laughs, and most importantly, the place God moved and spoken so powerfully. It has been truly a pleasure to be able to serve God with everyone in this church and town. Thank you for letting me join your ministry and for giving me this experience. I will continue to pray for you and cannot wait to hear how God continues to move!
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.”
Jill’s influence will be missed, but we look forward to seeing how the Lord uses her for His kingdom in years to come! Saying goodbye is both the trial and the joy of our summer internship program. In a way, we get to be an equipping ground and a launch pad for the future ministries of these interns.
As much fun as the summer can be, I am looking forward to getting back into the routine of a normal schedule, back into the solid and steady work of investing week after week in the students here at our church. The fall semester has some great things in store for us as we welcome the new school year, trusting in the future that God has for us. Let’s join in that work together! It’s going to be an amazing year!
Soli Deo Gloria!