An Intern-™s Perspective: My Widened View of MUST Ministries
When I started my internship at MUST Ministries I thought I knew everything MUST had to offer, but I couldn-™t have been more wrong. I started my Internship in the middle of May with marketing and public relations and I had no idea that this internship would open my eyes to more than just writing and media relations skills.
Something I was unaware of was the number of counties that MUST helped. I was not aware that they reached out to eight different counties in Georgia. I grew up on the county line of Paulding, Bartow and Cobb and never realized the number of those in need was so great. It opened my eyes and sparked a fire for service to help those I know in need. It was right under my nose for 21 years while living at home with my parents and still is today living in Kennesaw. I always thought I wanted to travel overseas to help those in need because we were so well off here, but I found that I could do a lot here at home as well as help those overseas.
I was pleasantly surprised when I learned of all of the programs that MUST had to offer the eight counties. I knew that MUST reached out to children over the summer with the Summer Lunch Program and I knew about the shelter at the Elizabeth Inn, but what I didn-™t know were other ways that MUST reaches out to the community. MUST provides job training, health fairs, the Loaves and Fishes Community Kitchen, permanent and supportive housing, veteran-™s supportive housing and community housing, and even MUST Toy Shops during the Christmas season. Being able to experience first-hand some of the programs and help with them was the most rewarding part of my internships.
The reason all of the programs are able to work and the reason MUST can reach out to eight different counties in Georgia is the staff. With my time here I have tried to meet as many people as possible that volunteer or work at MUST. I am not saying this because I Intern here or because I am trying to be nice, I genuinely like every person I have met. It does not matter if they are the CEO of the company, a board member, a director or a volunteer, everyone treats me with kindness and respect and I will always remember that.
I have been taught so much from everyone and every experience while interning with MUST. The lessons I take away from MUST are more than just writing and media relations. These lessons are ones that will help me become a better person and help me impact my community.