Excited to Learn: Grace’s Story

by | Vision of HopeJan 24, 2016grace

One thing we at VOH are so passionate about is our internship program. Twice a year in January and July, we welcome 6 new interns to our team to come and work with us for a whole year to learn more about Biblical Counseling and receive training to help other hurting women. Our interns are able to sit in on counseling session and play a huge part in our residents’ lives as they work closely with them. Our interns are an amazing blessing to us, and it is always so neat to see who God brings our way.

Earlier this month, we had the privilege of welcoming a new group of interns to our team! So far they have completed rigorous training and have shown great leadership and dedication to loving our residents. For the next few weeks, we will be introducing our new interns. We hope you are encouraged to hear their stories and how God has worked in their lives to bring them to the VOH ministry.

Today, allow us to introduce you to Grace! Grace came to us from Ontario, Canada, and we are thrilled to have her join our team. Please enjoy hearing Grace’s story!

“I became a believer when I was 4 years old. It was a normal week day evening like any other with my whole family sitting around the dinner table talking and laughing together, when my parents asked us kids to share what we have been learning in our different Sunday school classes. My brother shared first, and though I can’t remember what he said I am sure it was good. Next, my sister shared about how she has been learning about Heaven and hell, and I was immediately captivated by what she was talking about. ‘Was this real?’ ‘Where am I going when I die?’ ‘I want to be with Jesus and my family!’ these thoughts flooded my young four year mind. So as my parents dismissed us kids to clean up I stayed sitting in my chair and asked my parents to better explain what my sister had been sharing about. They lovingly shared the Gospel with me and right then and there I prayed with them and asked Jesus to be my personal Savior. 

My mom attended the Biblical Counseling Training Conference at Faith Church last February and told me about the internship opportunity, so I started thinking and praying about it, and then to my surprise just a few months later Steve Viars came to the Bible College I was attending (Word of Life Bible Institute) and taught a week long class on Biblical Counseling where I heard again about Vision of Hope and all that Faith Church is doing in Lafayette and I became very interested in the ministry being done here and applied to be an intern.

I am excited to learn how to better serve and love those who have been hurt/are hurting. I feel so grateful to have the privilege of seeing God’s transforming power first hand! I am still unsure of where the Lord will lead me pertaining to future career and ministry, but I am here at VOH to learn and grow so that wherever the Lord leads I will be better equipped to serve Him.”

Awesome story, Grace! What a wonderful reminder that God desires to use believers to further His kingdom.

If you are interested in joining our team as an intern, or to receive more information about our internship program, contact Jenn Breitwieser at jbreitwieser@faithlafayette.org.

Bethany DunnBethany Dunn
Bethany heard about Vision of Hope while attending Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida. When she began praying about what God wanted her to do after graduating, He kept bringing Vision of Hope to her mind. Knowing that there was an internship available, Bethany applied, was accepted, and began her internship with VOH in July, 2012. Since then she has been amazed at the opportunities God has given her to learn more about His Word and how it applies to everyday life. Bethany now serves on staff at Vision of Hope.
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