Evyn remembers the photo of her family’s sponsored child hanging on her refrigerator. She grew up praying for Albert. At the time, she had no idea that the ministry of Compassion would shape not only her childhood but also her career.
Ten years later, shortly before college graduation, she was searching for something more than just an ordinary job. She wanted to explore God’s kingdom and serve Him in a direct way that would also use her new degree. Uncertain about committing to a full-time job, she remembered Compassion, found their summer internship program on the website, applied and was hired.
She spent that summer with 17 other interns, exploring Colorado, growing in community with Christ and developing deep professional connections and skills.
At the end of the summer, Evyn accepted a full-time position on the same team as a financial analyst. She was later promoted to her current role, helping Compassion implement a brand-new accounting system. She is grateful for the opportunities Compassion has provided for her own personal development, but more importantly, the chance to serve those living in extreme poverty. To her, Compassion is a place where using her professional skills means more than just work.
“God gave me my dream job as my first job. His plan for each of us is so much more than we expect if we are willing to fully commit to Him and put our best foot forward. In the moment, the struggles and hardships sometimes don’t make sense, but looking back, God’s plan is perfect in every way.”