Though TJ succesfully transitioned into young adulthood, he didn’t feel a sense of fulfillment when he got there. As he prayed through this season, he found a CEM business card on the floor of his car. Though TJ had visited CEM a couple of years prior, he resisted God’s invitation to internship. This time around, still disillusioned with life, TJ prayed that only if someone was to reach out to him regarding internship would he come. Two people contacted him in the same day.
Despite his initial resistance to God’s call, TJ is leaving CEM more impacted from the past eight months than he could have anticipated from such a short window of time.
“I’ve allowed God to use me in ways I wouldn’t have expected God to use me. I wasn’t just brought here to be a body; I was brought here to be a part of the body. I’ve been privileged to live with the people here.
I love the students. I love the interns. I love the staff. There hasn’t been a day here where I haven’t seen God move in some way. There hasn’t been a day when I’ve thought the sacrifice of my time was not worth it.”