Pedro Quiroz 2021-22 Intern
I was in a difficult place when I began the internship. I was struggling with past hurts in my marriage, how to be a leader and a loving husband, and trying to figure out if choosing internship had been the right decision for me. In the Internship, I hoped to find a place to continue in my healing and recovery. It was a daily choice to take a hard look at how I was feeling and to respond in a healthy way to those emotions. It turned out that commitment, transparency, and discipline were the lessons I was learning in this season of “wilderness.” I continue to grow in the hope and love Jesus gives me. And in that love, I see now, more and more, that my day is an exciting adventure, rather than a potential disaster.
The Erēmos Internship has been a humbling experience for me. Though I still struggle with some details, I now see how much I have been invited to step into grace and forgiveness that is offered to me. This has been modeled by those in the program alongside me as well as the leaders. God has been using my mentorship to deepen my relationship with Him in those moments with prayer centered on listening to His call, being more honest about where I am, and being encouraged and challenged in ways I did not expect. He always remains faithful.