An Intern’s Story: Jeff Thompson

UrbanPromise has a really good reputation amongst the faith community. After volunteering there I saw the ways that God was working in the lives of the staff and very evidently in the lives of all of the youth involved.  I LOVED that the way that kids were disciplined was even rooted in affirming them in Christ and I really felt embraced and loved by the staff

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My funniest memories include times with the staff.  Truthfully probably turning Deborah’s mouth blue.  Oh, and the camp skit where we impersonated the campers.

A lasting memory I have is when the UP Academy students had a chance to encourage one another during one of the bible studies and it turned into a time of confession, transparency, and encouragement that the students didn’t want to end and felt free to be totally open with one another.

66027_1483586335325_3137106_nMy time at UrbanPromise really showed me that I should be looking for God in whatever I’m doing.  It also showed me the importance of living intentionally.  It showed me the importance of humility and that I can gain so much from a relationship with anyone.

I’m now working at a gym, and starting up my own fitness ministry/business. Doing free fitness classes in my neighborhood

Jeff Thompson
Interned Camp Harmony ’08-‘10
UrbanPromise Academy ’10-‘12
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