Rodney Howard Browne – Teresa T. Testimony

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Internship, what can I say it has been the most challenging thing that I have ever done so far in my walk with God. When I started my internship, I also decided to move, right before camp meeting. So I had a lot going on. Even though I had worked for the ministry for the past two years, that first morning was so different for me. Everything in the ministry was the same but I was the one that had changed. I got started right away in the department I was working in, the RBI office. There was so much that had to be done and learned.  I got to see the application process from the other side, I sent in my application three years ago and waited like crazy to find out if I got accepted or not. Working in the RBI office I have gotten to tell my testimony of how I came to school, how God is always faithful, and to pray with those that aren’t sure about coming to RBI. I stepped into full time ministry the moment I walked in as an intern. The Bible says in II Timothy 4:2 be instant in season, out of season! I am learning that I can’t have an off day because someone else is depending on me. That God has called me to this position to show others His glory and favor in my life.

The everyday stuff of working in the office has had its ups and downs, not knowing what to do all the time, that I can learn. But the hardest thing has been the hours outside of the office, because internship doesn’t end when you leave at 5. The work day maybe over but now is the time when God starts talking to you about what you said or how you treated someone. It is walking at new level of faith and trust with God. Its burning out everything that is not of Him out of you, to make me more like Him. Because at the end of the day, no matter what area I work in the goal is to be more like Him in all I do. Internship gets to the crux of who you are, shakes out all the junk, burns the flesh, BUT feeds, grows, and matures your spirit 100 fold.