Missions internships help students discover God’s calling

By June 1, 2016
Daniel is a 13 year old boy with severe heart trouble. More important than reading and writing, he's learning what pleases God and what doesn't. (Image, caption courtesy AMG)

(Photo courtesy of AMG International)

International (MNN) – Do you feel like missions might be God’s calling for your life, but aren’t ready to commit to a long-term trip?

One great way to test the waters is through internships. This summer, two college students are interning with AMG international in order to assist those in need, share Christ’s love and gain a clearer view of God’s plan for their lives.

Morgan Summers is a junior at Lee University studying special education and will be teaching special needs children in Mexico this summer. She says in a video blog by AMG: “I felt God lay it on my heart that I should kind of look for something to do this summer, and just get out and really do something incorporating special needs. I wasn’t really sure what that meant or how to do that, but I looked on AMG’s website and saw the need for help in Puebla, Mexico.”

Anelise Marshall, a student at Covenant College studying community development, will also be interning with AMG this summer. She says in AMG’s video blog: “This summer, I’m going to Spain for a month-and-a-half. I will be in Madrid for two weeks working at a safe house for women, and I will be in Torrevieja, which is two hours south of Valencia for about a month. I will be involved in the church there, and also be ministering to prostitutes once a week with a missionary family I will be staying with there.

“I’m really excited because all I know right now is just statistics, and I’ve just looked on websites and talked to people, but never had hands on experience, so I’m really excited to kind of get my feet wet and see if this is really where God is calling me…”

Tasos Ioannidis, president and CEO of AMG, says the benefit of missions internships is two-fold.  He says he has seen many times, in opportunities like these, God work powerfully in the participant as well as those being served.

(Photo courtesy of AMG International)

(Photo courtesy of AMG International)

“We are truly grateful when people, in obedience, respond to God’s calling and are willing to go out of their comfort zone and out of the things they know, and go serve Him in another place,” he said in the AMG video blog. “It makes a huge difference. We have seen God do amazing things in people’s lives as they travel there. We have also seen them being used in amazing ways to impact others.”

Ioannidis asks that you pray for these girls as they begin they’re summer internships. He also asks that you prayerfully consider getting involved yourself, as AMG has multiple needs in its ministry around the world. You can learn more about AMG internships, and find other ways to help, by clicking here.

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