Growth Things to Do

If You Like Building Stuff

If you like building stuff, meet Olivia!

Olivia is headed to Roatan in the Western Caribbean this summer as a member of a Youth Outreach Ministry mission team.

When I asked Olivia what they'd be doing in Roatan, she said they'd be working in the school but also helping out with a lot of manual labor and building projects.

I was impressed. And you should see me when I get impressed--I get really quiet and serious and I kind of frown. Actually, I glare. "Wow, I didn't know you were into building."

"Oh, I'm not." Oh, ok.

See, Olivia's actually an early childhood education major and a Bible minor--she's never taken a single building class. On a side note, she has built a bird house. At VBS when she was a kid--she told me so herself.

She really loves working with kids though, so she made summer plans for camp ministry. But a friend talked to her about signing up for a summer mission opportunity, and she found herself in an interview to go to Roatan.

"It's so weird. I've never gone on a mission trip before, and I honestly felt like I didn't have any skills to offer in Roatan."

Well, she'd headed there now and already raised more than what she needs for the trip! And I was reminded that God isn't just looking for construction workers to go to Roatan--He's all about willing and surrendered hearts, no matter where He's called you.

If you like building stuff--even if you've never built a bird house--think about Roatan, or some of the other summer mission opportunities available to PCC students!

The thoughts and opinions expressed in Life in the Nest are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Pensacola Christian College.

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Major: Performance Studies

Home town: “This world is not my home, I’m just a-passin’ through...” Also, my dad is in the Air Force.

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