These are pictures of the main building (left) where we have the adult service, and the teen ministry (right).
Today is day 5 of my internship with Bonita Valley Community Church. It’s been really interesting getting the chance to work with co-workers that I usually only see on Sunday’s, and it’s been incredible fun gettting to know the other side of my co-workers, the side that usually only lives in the office when they are working. During these last 5 days, the most important thing I’ve realized about being an intern is the connections that you make with others at the office. Being able to share a bond with those that you are working with is important because you are creating connections that could potentially be important to your future. Not only that, but sharing a bond also helps with being able to approach them easily and talk to them without feeling nervous or awkward. This is something that I used to struggle with a lot, especially because I get nervous talking to new people. But I’ve found that just getting to know someone is helpful and just talking to others that work with you or alongside you is helpful. This opens up doors to various situations and possible connections for your future, which is one of the reasons why I’ve opened myself up to talk to others around the office and at my internship site. I’ve enjoyed having the opportunity to work and intern at such a wonderful place, surrounded by good people that are always there if you need them. As I stated before, creating connections and bonds with others is really important, especially because those that work here already have bonds with each other, which connect them into one big family. That’s also something else that I’ve realized about interning here, is the fact that everyone treats each other like family. They talk to each other like close friends and enjoy each other’s company like a tight-knit family. Intergrating yourself into a family as close as this one is tough, but once you are in, it makes the experience x10 better, for yourself and those around you. I really hope I get to intern here again (if given the chance/opportunity) because this is a community that I deeply admire and enjoy being a part of. Not only that, but being a part of this community could help my future when it comes to choosing my major or needing references for a job. Since I volunteer as well, I also have other references from volunteering and helping on Sunday’s, that could benefit my future as well.