QuadW Missional Internship
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Gresham United Methodist Church was excited to partner with QuadW for our second year. Interns in the the QuadW program focused on engaging children from two area elementary schools in our summer program that helped the children to improve reading, math, and writing skills. It was a great success. The Interns also assisted in our art enrichment program, ran outdoor recreational activities and aided in the breakfast and lunch programs. Interns assisted in Vacation Bible School and worked with a local transitional homeless shelter.
Our 2016 Interns will experienced Spiritual Reflection Fridays. They traveled to the Northwest mountains, oceans, trails and streams to focus on questions of faith, spiritual journey, life with Christ and vocational discernment. Oregon is a beautiful place for hiking, camping in old growth forest and walking beside salmon filled streams. Discovering God in the sacred landscapes is a Northwest spiritual practice.
A video created by our own Lauren Cole from the 2016 Quad W program from the perspective of her own journey. Thank you for being apart of our program this past summer. Our 2016 program was blessed in many ways by all the interns and we wish you the best in all that you will do and accomplish. Always remember it is in the shelters we build that we may live but it is in the company and love of one another that we will truly thrive.