What our hosts are saying about ISM’s interns!

“It is a delight to see the interns from ISM grow through their experiences here. The interns really get a chance to see what true servant-hood is like in the everyday running of things, but also a chance to be a part of the extra-ordinary moments of this unique ministry. ISM did an amazing job training the interns, providing constant support for them, and readying them for their time with us. We feel very positive about receiving more interns from ISM!” – NightLight

“Our recent intern from ISM really opened us up to receiving more interns. He was so willing, servant-hearted and adaptable. Thank you so much for preparing and sending such a great young man…we know that there is a calling in his life and are excited to see it unfold.” – Christo and Sarah Emmanuel – Church of the Living God – India

The two ISM interns that were sent to us were wonderful. They were well trained and a joy to work with. They were such a blessing and help to me personally and they have made a very positive impact on the lives of the children. They will not be forgotten as I am sure they will never forget their experiences here and how God has changed them.

Thanks ISM you are doing an awesome ministry to these young people! – Linda Veldhuizen – Director – Noah’s Ark, Philippines

Our ISM interns demonstrate an  eagerness to serve and go the extra mile! Despite Kolkata being a somewhat challenging place to live and work, they never complain or grumble and always come to work with a big smile. It is very evident that they have been taught how to serve well and with humility. It is such a pleasure to have them serve along side of our team at Jewels in a Crown.

We are very grateful to have two ISM interns serving at Jewels in a Crown as they are a blessing to our ladies and our staff.
– Monique Shaw – Jewels in a Crown
Our ISM intern was an excellent intern, and we are very grateful to ISM for introducing us to her, and the consideration it took to make a good match with our needs. We are rather choosy about who we accept, and she was an excellent fit. We appreciated the regular contact with the ISM office. Our intern  had a wonderful servant’s heart and desire to learn.  –  ISM Host (name withheld due to safety issues)

 

No words can describe what a huge blessing our intern has been to our family. She has taken on more than any 19 year old should be given to take on and she has done it with grace and dignity. We’ve walked a difficult road in our family. Even with us being at home, she goes over and above what I would ever expect and is a blessing to me every moment of every day.

God knew what He was doing by sending her to us right now. –  Acheson Family Word of Life,  India

 

Our interns from ISM have been compassionate, and practical. They have had  a wealth of giftings in ministering to women in the sex trade.  They settled in well and worked really hard at getting to know the students.  They love outreach and are very excited to serve with us. We love their hearts and attitudes.  One question?  Can we keep them? – Richard – The Well – Bangkok

 

 

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Meet Hartley Hutchinson coming to ISM in September 2013 – serving at The Centre

My name is Hartley Hutchinson. I am 18 years old, and will be attending Impact School of Missions in September of 2013.

Hartley Hutchinson

Hartley Hutchinson

In truth, I’m from a lot of places. I was born in Chiang Mai, Thailand (I love saying this—it’s always a source of great conversation!) to two devoted followers of Christ. I guess you could say that I was destined to return at some point! I lived in Thailand for my first year before moving back to Canada – where I have been for my last 17 years. I’ve lived in Beaverton and Peterborough, but currently reside in Parry Sound, Ontario. I live on a small lake, and absolutely adore being outdoors. I am finishing my final year of high school at Parry Sound High. It’s a small town, but I love it here! I always feel close to God while out boating on Georgian Bay, or spending time with my horses. These are only a few of the breathtaking gifts that God has blessed me with.

I’ve visited Thailand on a few different occasions with my father, but never really felt that God was calling me to go out and make a difference. As I was filling out my university applications, God gave me the sudden desire to go on an adventure fueled by faith. He was telling me that it was time to become one of His true disciples. As I am now starting to understand…God certainly works in mysterious ways! He had an important plan laid out for me all along! Now here I am, writing about my exciting plans for the future. I feel closer to God now than I ever have! It’s truly a remarkable feeling when God gives you firm assurance. It’s His way of letting you know that He will be with you every step of the way.

When my parents lived in Chiang Mai, they started a youth program/English centre, called The Centre. Close friends of my family have selflessly dedicated their time to running it today. After I complete my training with Impact School of Missions, I will be heading out to The Centre! I am planning on staying in Asia for approximately nine months, and who knows what wonderful things God will reveal about my life in that time.

Writing is a gift that God gave me, and I am very passionate about it. God is also giving me this time to go out and become a better writer—a writer with a story worth telling. God has affirmed that my time is now. I am fully prepared to surrender to Him and His will for me, knowing that it will be the most fulfilling future that I could ask for.

Thank-you and God bless!