Unexplainable Joy

Taking the ring off and giving it to my wife, she said to us that she was done with the world, and had felt so much unexplainable joy for the first time in her life because of her decision to pursue God.

Words from the Disciple Internship Director, Pastor Terrance Reeves-Chong, as he reflects on last week’s graduation of those young adults who have completed the intense two-year program.

As the Di team wraps up the 2017–18 Disciple Internship year and prepares for the next, I can’t help but think about the hundreds of people who gave there lives to Jesus, and the interns that traveled around the world helping people (especially the children) in need. However, right now my heart is set on our retreat at the beginning of this year.

It was during a night of worship that one of our interns ran out of the building crying. Naturally, my wife and I followed her out. She began to tell us that she had never felt God’s presence as she had in that moment; but also, that she had never seen so many people genuinely seek and worship God with such passion and joy. She looked down at a ring she wore and shared that she was leaving a life, which included a bad relationship and several other things, to seek God with her whole heart. Taking the ring off and giving it to my wife, she said to us that she was done with the world, and had felt so much unexplainable joy for the first time in her life because of her decision to pursue God.

This once hurting girl was now helping those who hurt. This intern, who had never experienced joy, was now a source of life and freedom for many that came to know her. This mighty woman of God, as well as many others, have become disciples of Jesus Christ and are changing the world.

I am thankful for this year and the people that God has brought into our lives, and I look forward to many more amazing testimonies to come.