Donna Elliott 2016-17 Intern
The Erēmos Internship has been life changing for me. I am simply not the same person who began this journey, and I am confident that I will be changed even more before we conclude. This has not been easy because it has challenged me and stretched my limits. I truly feel like I have been left in the wilderness at times. I have traveled into some areas of great discomfort but have come through with unspeakable joy. Without the wilderness, you are not able to experience the goodness of God. Though difficult and trying at times, I thank God for the wilderness.
I have learned of my worth, spiritual gifts, strengths, and weaknesses, and in all of them growing, changing, relating, and processing. I feel I have been stretched to the point of breaking at times. “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” In all of this, God has given me back the desire and ability to worship and praise Him with great joy. He has brought into my life wonderful friendships that have and will continue to encourage me, as I will encourage them in return. He has brought me boldness without shame to proclaim what His Lordship has done in my life. I am able to freely give my testimony to all who will listen, praying that it will have an impact on that one person seeking to change.
In all, I am thankful to have been in the Erēmos Internship. My God is able to do above anything I could ask or think.