Meet a Summer Intern

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Every Fall, Spring and Summer Blood:Water welcome a new round of interns. They are a great addition to our team. So, today, I wanted to introduce you to our marketing intern, Megan.

Hi, I’m Megan! I recently joined Blood:Water as the marketing intern. I’m a rising senior majoring in marketing at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

As a follower of Christ, I believe my passions and talents shape who I am and should be used to further His Kingdom. But what is a passion really? For me, it’s anything that fills me with joy! I have kept this in mind as I contemplate my future career (as all college seniors do). Singing and spending time with loved ones make me joyful. God has blessed me with many things, but a beautiful singing voice isn’t one of them! I eagerly marked this off of my list of possible career choices.

While I think through my talents and professional strengths, I know marketing is what I feel to pursue. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares The Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Looking back on how I got involved with Blood:Water, I believe this to be true.

The whole process of joining Blood:Water was a bit of a whirlwind for me. I had to stop and pray to get a grasp on it all. Why had God put me here? Was I qualified enough to fulfill what they needed? I was just beginning to understand all the work Blood:Water does in Africa. Why Africa? I wasn’t well versed in the troubles Africans faced. I had heard of the daily struggles they encounter, but I never truly thought of it as a reality.

Since joining Blood:Water, God has unleashed an entire piece of my heart to helping and healing those half a world away! Just as Jesus did, I want to help the poor; not just by teaching them about Christ, but by aiding their physical needs, too.

Some people may not understand how marketing helps the poor. I see it as a lead driver for those in need! Without marketing, how would anyone know that Africans are in need? If they choose to help, how do they do it? I want to use my skills to tell the world the stories of those who need our support.

Though I’ll only get to be here for a short time, I plan to soak up all I can to help this wonderful group helping Africa.