One Mission Society welcomed its summer interns in late-May with open arms and prayerful hearts. The seven interns are divided into four different departments at the OMS HQ in Greenwood, Indiana. Below are short profiles of each intern about who they are, how they came to OMS, and what they hope to learn from this experience.
Maddie Mitchell attends Rochester Institute of Technology and is studying graphic design. She found OMS through a friend who had been a missionary through the organization and her sister, Jessica, was also an intern here in 2016. What made her most interested about this internship was the fact that it was in a flexible Christian atmosphere, which is how she hopes God will use her to grow in acquiring professional skills for the future. Maddie works as the graphic design intern in the Communications Department.
Milly Hensley attends Anderson University while studying cinema and media arts. Milly became interested in OMS about a year ago just out of her own curiosity. The internship was with a Christian organization and is what made her feel that her calling was to be a part of OMS. She hopes to gain some more understanding of God’s plan for her and to see how he uses her through this internship. Milly works in the Communications Department as the video intern.
Brittany Ross graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in April with a bachelor’s degree in strategic communication. She works in the Communications Department as the One Mission Kids intern. She knew about OMS through several missionaries who attend her church and work at the organization. She was looking for an internship that she would enjoy and also one that would uniquely blend her love for Jesus Christ and helping missionary children. Brittany says that she hopes to find out more about God’s plan for her through this internship and to connect with more people within OMS.
Savannah Swanberg attends Baylor University and is studying marketing and international studies. The internship of OMS was brought to her attention through the many resources that her college provided for her. She knew that she wanted to have the chance to align her faith walk with her career plans. Ultimately, Savannah wants to receive a deeper understanding of who God is and how he will use her in a professional setting.
Andy Wendling is a student at Texas A&M and is majoring in recreation, park, and tourism science. The internship at OMS came as an answer to her prayers in hopes to find a Christian internship. The opportunity at OMS caught her eye the most because she wanted to learn more about what it would be like firsthand in the career that she would like to pursue. Andy works at OMS as the International Ministries intern and hopes to experience relationships with people based on a Christian foundation within OMS.
Isaac Blasiman attends Indiana Wesleyan University as a senior in accounting and computer information systems. Missions has always been a part of his life because of his parents and it was a thought in his mind that he was called to pursue. He found OMS after he talked with some representatives from the organization’s booth at IWU about two years ago. He remembered the internship and knew that it was something God was leading him into. Isaac says he is hoping to grow spiritually, socially, and professionally in real-world experiences of OMS.
Thaddaeus Ristow attends Concordia University in Nebraska and hopes to graduate in December with a bachelor of arts in journalism and public relations. After looking online for “Christian journalism internships for summer 2018,” OMS was the first one that popped up, and I was instantly curious. The internship is a great way to learn more about missions and utilizing my writing skills for a Christian organization. I hope to learn more about the calling that God is leading me into and hope to connect with as many people as I can while working in the Communications Department as the journalism intern.
We’re thankful for these talented interns that God has blessed OMS with this summer.
By Thaddaeus Ristow, Summer Communications/Journalism Intern