2021 Intern Blogs

Faith Dobry

I am from Southern Maryland. My favorite bible verse Is Isaiah 43:2, “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” My secret talent is that I am extremely messy at tie-dyeing. My hobbies are napping, taking spontaneous trips and adventures, tie-dyeing, and eating yummy food : ) Some fun facts are that I am a totally different person when I am hangry, I have a little bit of road rage, I love playing volleyball, and I love sleeping. I also sleep talk which the other interns found out on night three lol! I also usually cook dinner for 10+ people when I'm back at home. Choosing to apply for this Internship was a no brainer! When I found out about this opportunity for growth and connections I immediately got this happy and excited feeling. I have been a camper with TEAMeffort for about four summers in Baton Rouge LA, Gatlinburg TN, Clarksville GA, and Myrtle Beach SC. Last summer I was supposed to be on staff for TE, but it was cancelled due to a pandemic :( but now I am here and interning!!

Lydia Turner

Hey! My name is Lydia and I am from the Panhandle of Florida. I am so excited to be spending my third summer with TEAMeffort this year through the internship program! My only real hidden talent is how many cheese balls I can throw into the air and consecutively catch in my mouth. I love participating in physical activities like sports, hiking, or any type of competition :) My life verse is Galatians 2:20, which says, “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith.” Click on my blog, I dare you.

Tyson Kuyper

Hey I'm Tyson Kuyper and I'm from Jasper, Georgia. My favorite bible verse is Matthew 5:16 "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven". My hobbies are acting and singing. I wanted to do the internship so I can start to find what I want to do in life. I have not had any experience with TEAMeffort but came close to working with them last summer. I have been on some small mission trips as well as one big trip to Mexico.

Shaylah Lusk

I am from Naples, Florida. My favorite Bible verse is 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power love and self-control.” One of my hobbies is paddleboarding! Some fun facts about me are that I am originally from a small town in Minnesota; when I was little, I wanted to be a hairstylist; and I love to play “Just Dance,” I have been playing for years! I chose TEAMeffort’s internship because I was looking to grow spiritually and commit myself more fully to God’s plan for my life. I also took this opportunity to explore different ministries that I may want to be involved in in the future. This will be my first year with TEAMeffort! This will be my first experience with missions, so I am super excited to see what God has in store for all of us. I have gone on a few trips with past churches to camps similar to TEAMeffort.

Victoria Spradlin

I am from Eustis, Florida, which is close to Orlando.  My favorite Bible verse right now is Romans 12:12 “Let this hope burst forth within you, releasing a continual joy.  Don’t give up in a time of trouble, but commune with God at all times.”  My secret talent is learning American Sign Language really effectively.  I love to read, write, play musical instruments, go on walks, knitting and crocheting, and just hanging out with friends!  I have been to around 10 countries, and love meeting new people and learning new cultures!  I really felt that God was calling me back into the mission field after a season of rest, and this is a great opportunity for me to go back into missions while still focusing on school.  I was a camper in 2013, and then I staffed in Gatlinburg in 2015, New Orleans in 2016, and Houston in 2018.