It’s hard to believe I have spent the last two months of my life in Brunswick, Georgia. At first, the summer seemed to be full of endless days and countless opportunities to share the Gospel. Now, my coworkers and I count down ministry site hours, dreading the reality that our time here is coming to a close. I have learned so much this summer. Sure, there are several people and instances that stand out in my mind, however, the thing that amazes me the most is how through this summer, God has fulfilled a desire to do ministry that I have had since I become a believer back in middle school. Everyone back home knows how badly I have wanted to work with inner city kids. It’s cool how God placed that desire in my heart from a young age, and now I’m living it out.
The hardest part of summer ministry programs is leaving. Although I am greatly sadden by the fact that I may never see certain kids again, my heart is lightened knowing that several of the children we have ministered to over the summer did accept Christ as their Savior. This summer has been the greatest experience of my life so far! Since I’m an English major, I tend to avoid cliché sayings, however, I can’t deny the truth of this one: “Time flies when you’re having fun!” The real trick will be to get the approaching school year to fly by as well.