"Very rarely do we receive the opportunity to entirely leave behind what is normal and dedicate ourselves fully to an incredible cause. Serving as an intern in the DR was just that; leaving the comforts of home, I learned not only about the culture of another country rich in happiness and family, but a group whose lives are wholly dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission through fundamental efforts of building relationships- something that can and will translate to the rest of my life."
-Jed Henderson, Summer 2018
“My experience as a Manna intern was wonderful. Knowing different people and having different experiences with them was something special because it showed me how God works in different ways. Personally, I feel so grateful to God and to my companions who helped me to become a better person and see the love of God through them. Quiet time each day was one of my favorite experiences because my relationship with God became deeper and that helped me to trust in myself. I could see how the Lord worked in me even in the most difficult moments of my life. He helped me understand that He has control over everything and that He never, never left me alone. Being an intern this summer was the best thing that could have happened. Something is certain and it is that God is at work and will continue to work in me.”
-Graysi Martínez, Summer 2018
“My time in the Dominican not only allowed me to grow spiritually but also as a leader and a teammate. The summer was an incredible experience, diving into a different culture and taking on the challenges of a foreign language, and now that I’m home, I’m able to look back at it as one of the greatest times of my life. I will always be grateful for my time in the Dominican, and I highly encourage anyone who's willing to dive in and make an impact.”
-Matt Ramirez, Summer 2018
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