It’s that time again!…….time to get those fantastic USA Interns on board in Wales!
It’s amazing to think that we have had American Interns with us every year for an unbroken 15 years! Every year they give by bringing an effervescent enthusiasm to our program…but they also receive as our staff and volunteers pour their lives into them, building a bespoke experience that challenges them, inspires them and changes their lives for good!
As you know, we mean business on this Internship. For 15 years, more than 140 full time and many part time young people have been involved in 100’s of ministries and reached 1000’s of people across Wales. Interns are placed in vibrant, missional churches across the partner counties where they have a bespoke ministry timetable designed around them matching the ministry needs within the county (serving in schools, youth groups, foodbanks as a few examples) and receive British accredited education in Christian Leadership. They also receive a trained, personal Mentor to encourage and guide them throughout their stay. Now that's quite a package!
Remember also that the Intern access points are very flexible….
Sept 2017 – Dec 2017
Sept 2017 – April 2018
Sept 2017 – July 2018 (preferred)
Jan 2018 – April 2018
Jan 2018 – July 2018
From September 2016 we transitioned out of our British/USA mixed internship into Missional Links Wales full time responding to the growth that we are experiencing. It’s truly amazing to see what God has achieved through 14 years of investment into this internship.
Take a look at the link for the goodbye video. It’s really rewarding to know that the internship for British interns will now be run by two former interns who married by the way!
As I mentioned, Missional links Wales http://www.missionallinkswales.org.uk has transitioned into an all USA internship and the interns will be placed into the counties where the partnerships exist to bolster the excellent work that is being done by the Welsh churches .
American, Kayla Cradit is enjoying her time with us right now.
Take a look at this link to a website that she has made for this year’s internship, you can read her blogs and also see stories from her journey on her ‘When in Wales’ Facebook page ( www.wheninwales.org)
Kayla is with us until July 2017. Her friend Brinsley will be joining her (and us) next month in January 2017.
Please pass this on to anyone you know who is between 18-25 or works with this age
Also, Please let me know what you think….. I’m interested in whatever ideas you may have for connecting us with 18-25 year old’s and will follow up every lead you give me. This is a great opportunity for them, your churches and your organisations.. You can have someone representing you in Wales all year round…how exciting is that!
Rev Rob Burns (B.A. MDiv. PGC Coaching & Leadership)
Founder and Director, International Relationships
Telephone: (029) 2022 9822
Mobile: + 44 (0) 7974-106761
Company No. 08820455