Today, January 21, 2012 is my 230th day in Central Florida. It’s been an AMAZING 230 days but I can’t believe it’s come so quickly!
So why am I writing a blog post about this? Well, let me recap:
In July of 2010 I was in Orlando at a convention with my youth group. On this trip I decided that God was calling me out of pursuing a Church Music major. When I got back to Indiana tables quickly began to turn from heading off to Anderson University in the fall of 2010 to becoming an intern at Granger Community Church.
I was an intern for 230 days at Granger Community Church. I got to do some INCREDIBLE things up there! From helping put in place two major solutions to serving food to people in a blizzard to Settles of Catan matches and everything in-between. What a joy it was to serve along side the men and women of Granger Community Church.
On June 1, 2011 I completed my internship at GCC and headed back home to Central Indiana for just a few short days. On June 5th I arrived in Central Florida and began a two month internship at Northland, A Church Distributed. Little did I know that my 20th birthday present would be a lunch with my bearded boss offering me the opportunity to stick around.
And here I am, now serving in numerous roles around Northland and Central Florida. In 230 days time at Northland I’ve helped come up with and create digital tools to empower the Kingdom. One of our latest projects is NewToGod.com, a site that has already helped turn lives to Christ. It’s encouraging and re-assuring knowing that we’re creating not only lifelong tools but eternal tools that are already empowering many.
There’s much more happening around here than I could possibly wrap up in a short sentence. As many may point out – I miss snow. But snow could never replace the life changing experiences happening here in Central Florida. It will be interesting seeing what the next 230 days has in store for me and to see what I’ll be doing then and what I will have learned from now until then. I can’t wait!