My Story

I got involved in Wesley because of a cute boy. During orientation the summer before I started UGA, a girl dared me to take one of the rings I was wearing and propose to one of the orientation leaders as a joke. I did it, but I was immediately smitten with him. Later, when all of the student orgs were tabling to the Freshman, he told me that I should sign up for Freshley. And I did because I probably would have signed up for anything he was doing. And I ended up staying at Wesley for the entirety of my college career.

God is funny that way. He knows us, and He uses the craziest of things to get us where we need to go. He also situates us perfectly for things we could have never seen coming.

Prior to deciding to intern, I had absolutely no interest in doing so. Working for free wasn’t exactly appealing to me, and I was excited to get into the work force. Then, during Christmas break, I was at a service at my parents church. The pastor was giving a message on not missing out on God’s plan for us, and the Lord immediately put interning on my heart.

I wrestled with Him for weeks, trying to convince myself that I hadn’t heard His voice. But time and time again He made it clear. By the time my first discipleship back came around, I was telling my discipler I was interning. I was still a little bitter about it though. I just couldn’t understand why God would want me at Wesley rather than out in the world.

Until COVID hit. God’s ways are just so much higher than our ways. If I had chosen to teach this year, I would have had the worst time being a first year teacher. But God situated me perfectly. He put me in a place where I could find fun and community amidst a pandemic. And for that I am grateful.

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