Tue, Aug 23, 2011
- What lessons will I be able to take from this field placement to my future ministry?
- What has working in this field placement taught me about myself?
- How has my work in this ministry impacted my relationship with God?
- What has this field placement taught/shown me about other people?
Being here, I have learned more about how God will use me in the future. It has allowed me to gain confidence in things that I used to want to avoid even thinking about doing. I have been stretched at times, but God has taught me patience. This isn’t often patience with others, but instead patience with myself. A lot of times I wish I could just know how to do something right away, but I need to have patience to know that learning new things takes time. I can’t just jump in and always know what to do.
As I mentioned previously, I have a time of Spiritual Formation. This occurs once a week where I meet, one on one, with a congregation member. When we meet, we work through scripture, talk about struggles and joys, and most of all, it is just a time to stop all the busyness and focus our attention back on God.
This placement has shown me that the city or town doesn’t make the place, but the people do. Quesnel is a beautiful place, and I enjoy the beautiful scenery. Even more than that, I love the people. The people make Quesnel what it is. They have been extremely welcoming and shown me God’s love in such a real way. I have made some close friends here that have been there for me when I need to talk out situations, have a laugh or a cry, and to support and encourage me. I will remember this placement forever. God has taught me so much through the people. It truly will be difficult to leave, but I know that God has so much in store for me no matter where He takes me in the future!
Cadet Bethany Howard is also a part of the Friends of Christ session. Bethany always seems to be laughing and we miss her cheerful presence at CFOT. This year we will be joined by more members of the Howard family. Bethany’s brother Josh and his wife, Tina, and children Abigail and Julien are arriving soon, as part of the Proclaimers of the Resurrection session.