Where Are They Now? (MLab Ladies)

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Hey, everybody!

We hope you all enjoyed MissionLab 2017 as much as we did. We were incredibly blessed to be able to watch as the Lord moved in and through your lives and the lives of folks here in New Orleans. If you came during the summer, then you probably got to know some of our outstanding summer missionaries. We thought it would be fun to catch up with them to see what they’re up to now that they’re back to “normal life.” Today we’ll be catching you up with our lovely lady summer missionaries, and next week we’ll give you an update on our guys!

 

Collyn

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Are you in school? If so, where at, what year, and what are you studying?
I am currently a hybrid junior/senior studying Sports Management. I am at home this semester doing an internship with the Huntsville Havoc, a minor league hockey team.
Are you working? If so, where at, and what do you do?
I’m working with the Huntsville Havoc’s business office to assist in their ticket promotions, game day preparations and executions, and locker room preparations. I am taking a few classes on the side of the internship.
How are you using your experience in NOLA where you’re at now?
I have learned to love people even more, and I try to keep that in mind as I go throughout each day. I also learned this summer that I have a heart for children’s ministry that I did not know was there, so I have been teaching Sunday School to second graders as I have been at my home church this semester!

 
 

Dayna

 

 

Are you in school? If so, where at, what year, and what are you studying?
I’m a senior at the University of the Cumberlands with a triple major in Missions, Christian Studies, and Information Technology.
Are you working? If so, where at, and what do you do? 
I’m a Resident Assistant in Archer Hall at UC. I assist the residents with needs they have concerning the building, the school, and any other needs they might have; also completing tasks assigned by the director as needed.
How are you using your experience in NOLA where you’re at now?
I’ve been more intentional about getting deeper in friendships that I already have, while also branching out and talking/spending time with the ones who I wouldn’t normally spend time with. I’m taking opportunities to spark conversations with strangers I see at Walmart, on campus, Starbucks, on the street etc. I’m just being open to letting God use me everyday in whatever situation He sees fit.

 
 
 

Grace

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Are you in school? If so, where at, what year, and what are you studying?
I am a Junior at Hardin-Simmons University, studying English Education.
Are you working? If so, where at, and what do you do?
I work in University Marketing, writing news stories for our website and magazine. I also work at my church as a Children’s Ministry Intern.
How are you using your experience in NOLA where you’re at now?
I’m using my experience in New Orleans to disciple my housemates and the new freshmen on campus by leading a Bible Study. I was also able to share about my trip at my home church and my college church to encourage others to live on mission.

 
 

Hannah

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Are you in school? If so, where at, what year, and what are you studying?
I am a senior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and am studying elementary education.
Are you working? If so, where at, and what do you do?
I’m working as a resident assistant in one of the dorms at UL, and my job is to build community with and monitor my floor of freshmen girls. It’s the best.
 How are you using your experience in NOLA where you’re at now?
My experiences in New Orleans have impacted me in so many ways that I could just keep writing about it for days on end, honestly. In all, though, I’d say that God has really used those opportunities to help me love more like He does in my everyday life here. They have given me a deeper love for the body of Christ, and I have seen God really strengthen my relationships with other believers in my church and my campus ministry in a really incredible way. Serving through MLAB also showed me just how much I need God in order to even love Him and love others like He does, so I’ve been way more dependent on Him for every good thing that I want to come out of me. That itself has just made me way better a follower of Jesus/missionary/resident assistant/student/friend than I could’ve imagined, and I’m consistently amazed at how much lasting growth was caused in me over the course of just one summer.