DJ Nyman

Hi! I am DJ and I am 20 years old! I was born in Port Huron, Michigan, and just moved to Florida on January 1st! I love playing music, video games, and hanging out with friends! The internship program is a cool opportunity to be able to serve and grow! I want to be a part of TEAMeffort because it would be such an amazing opportunity for me to learn and grow in my relationship with Jesus. I’m hoping to be put out of my comfort zone this summer because I believe that when you're most uncomfortable is when you grow the most. I’m a little nervous about unknown things to come. I’m more than ready to start! I was actually able to come early so I did! And I’m super excited for what God has in store for me!

Faithy Smith

Hey!! I’m Faithy! I’m 20! I own 15 pairs of Crocs, I can ride a unicycle, and I love rainbow sprinkles and Jesus Christ with a passion! I am in love with Camp Ministry; I have experienced God moving in such special ways at camp. Being surrounded by people who just wanna have fun and love Jesus is the best way to live and serve others! My goal this year is to Prosper like a wildflower. I think TEAMeffort is going to help me do just that. This season is going to be filled with so much color, joy, love, willingness, and fun! My personal and spiritual growth is going to flourish with God! I am so thankful to be here in these exciting moments! Read about me!!!

Tyson Kuyper

Hey howdy, My name is Tyson. I'm 20 years old and I'm doing the internship for a second time!!!! This is my second summer with TEAMeffort. Last year I served in Jacksonville, Gatlinburg, and Copperhill. I love playing the guitar, singing, and acting. I'm excited to be back to see how I will keep growing in my faith. I hope through these blogs you can see what life is like, and maybe brighten your day a little bit. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and have a wonderful day.

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 paddle boarding! 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.