Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Where Will Claire Be This Summer?

In just 6 weeks I'll be packing up my apartment for the summer and heading out for my 3 month Children's Ministry internship. Where to?

Mission Training International in Colorado!!

Back in the summer, I only dreamt about this internship, and now it's going to be a reality. The Lord completely provided this opportunity, and I can't wait to learn and serve in the Children's Ministry section of MTI. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else this summer, even though I'm sure there will be a learning curve as I dive right in right after the semester is finished.

I'm quoting MTI's vision from their website here, which says, "Mission Training International’s vision is to see cross-cultural messengers of the Gospel of Jesus Christ experience effectiveness, endurance and personal vitality. MTI accomplishes this through two main programs: COMPASS and DAR."

I'll get to come alongside families and kids as they prepare to move overseas to do cross-cultural ministry, and then also work in the DAR program, which helps families transition back to the States. 

I am already blown away by God's generosity displayed through the body of Christ - I have a home to stay in that's only a 12 minute drive from MTI, and my grandparents are lending me their car to use. Thank you, thank you! Both of these provisions were such specific answers to prayers. 

Would you pray with me as I prepare for this internship? As I said before, I feel absolutely confident that the Lord has set this before me and I'm looking forward to walking in that, but of course I'm a bit nervous about the "transition time" of acclimating to a new context and adapting to skills needed there. You can also pray that this internship provides direction for what I'll head towards after I graduate in December, and that it would be a joy-filled summer too. 

I'll hopefully get to post updates here this summer and share praises to the Lord, as well as what I'm learning and how you can continue to pray. I'm excited for what's ahead!!

And if you happen to be reading this and you're going to be at MTI this summer, then that makes me so happy!! Building relationships with families and the MTI team will be the sweetest part of the summer. 


  1. I am SO glad tht you will be interning at MTI!!!! The kids team will used your experience and wisdom well!! So excied for you girl!

  2. Our family loved our time at DAR and my children formed some friendships with other missionary kids going through a similar transition. What a joy for you to be a part of this. I was in Steve Sweatman's class in grad school - so that is a fun connection that makes the missionary world a small world. I will smile thinking of you working with MTI. You'll do great!


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