This week, our intern Maty talks about some of the incredible things she has learned from our ministry during the time she worked with us.
I first began working with My House as a communication intern earlier this May. I had never interned anywhere before, so to say that I was nervous would be an understatement. But as I near the end of my time at My House, I realize how lucky I was to spend the summer working with the amazing staff here. This experience has taught me so much and I think that it is important for me to share these incredible lessons with all of you.
One of the first things that I noticed when I arrived at My House was the hardworking staff. The work that we do at this ministry is not easy. Difficult situations arise from time to time which require a lot of patience and conversation to resolve. But despite this, these women spend so much extra time every day ensuring that each resident feels comfortable and is given all the support that they need. They go above and beyond for our residents that may need a little extra support, and are quick to celebrate the incredible achievements that our residents make everyday. They are there for our residents 24/7, which is an incredible thing to see.
But the thing that I think inspires me the most about this ministry is that our staff does all of this work because they love what they do. All of them easily could have taken jobs where they sit behind a desk and do the same tasks everyday. Instead, our staff decided to take a risk and do this difficult job because of the rewards it provides. They love to see the impact that they, and God, can make on the lives of other people and have dedicated their lives to serving others, even though it isn’t always easy.
That is a lesson that I think that we all can benefit from. No matter how difficult something may seem or how simple it would be to do something “safe”, we have to do the things that we love. Whether you are passionate about music, poetry, science, or serving others, you can add something incredible to this world by acting on these passions. When we love what we do, our enthusiasm spreads to others and encourages them to add something new to God’s world, just like the ladies at My House have done for me. But doing what we love isn’t always going to be easy. It may cause stressful situations, require long hours, or generate feelings of self-doubt from time to time. But to me, all of this is worth it, because I know that I am doing what I want to do, what God put me on this earth to do. So the next time you are faced with the choice to do something that you love, no matter what it is, do it. You won’t regret it.