Kathy Robertson 2019-20 Intern
Prior to starting my internship at MVF, my leadership health and abilities were unknown in many respects. I already knew I had certain skill sets that were complimentary to being a leader, but not necessarily well-honed ones. Over the last five years, Jesus has taken a hold of my life, including my sexual brokenness. During that time, I have not really pursued being a leader. I knew that during the intern-ship, I would come to know myself better, including better honesty with myself and others, not only in my leadership skills, but in every area of my life.
What I was looking for from participating in the MVF internship was to grow in my relational skills and grow spiritually in community, while practicing being account-able to others and under leadership. I also had no doubt that greater healing would come in many ways and that it would likely be the hardest thing in my life thus far. And finally, in the process of the internship, I would come to know myself better and have better direction generally, and possibly specifically, in my life.
The internship, as expected, has been the hardest thing I have done in my entire life, and it is not over yet. Would I choose to do it over again? Yes and with no doubt! For me, the internship has been a perfect place for me to grow in community and be accountable to others about every area of my life.
I have been facing relationships, including deep conflict, in ways I would have never done before. Prior to the internship, I rarely faced conflict. In the internship, I am routinely facing conflict and learning to do so in healthy ways. I have also been growing spiritually throughout the internship. Without Jesus, none of the above would be possible. As far as having direction, I do have some more clarity than I had before, but exact details are yet to be known.