Meet Taylor Brown, New CreativeLab Europe Intern

[WARNING: This is a post I wrote for my summer internship, about my summer internship – I did not plagiarize, it’s my work 😉 ]

God is good.  Can I get an “amen”?

I generally don’t like it when a pastor asks “can I get an ‘amen’?”  But it works here.

It’s so crazy how things work out.  As cliché as that sounds, those words ring true in my current situation.  I find myself sitting at a desk in Stoke on Trent, England, looking outside a window to a sunny, beautiful day.  To my left is a white board calendar detailing the social media and upcoming events for the Creative Lab Europe team.  On it is a Liverpool trip the team and I just got back from, and a Belfast, Ireland trip we’ll embark on tomorrow.  Greece will be on next month’s calendar.  I am blessed to be a part of this team; for them I’ll be handling the social media and project information management.

Bethany Kay graciously showed me the ropes before she left the Creative Lab to embark on the next step of her life journey.  We wish her well and I thank her for empowering me to do my job that much better.

Therefore, I’ll be the one filling up your Twitter feed, hangin’ with you on Google+ (our account coming soon!), sharing pictures of our escapades on Facebook, chatting with you over a blog, and getting you a vlog over the next few precious weeks.

Here is a short bio so you can get to know me a little better:

I hail from Coconut Creek, South Florida – a little town with a feeble claim-to-fame as the butterfly capital of the world (we’re kind of a big deal).  I am the youngest of three, and a part of a tight-knit family.  In the Fall I’ll go back to Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale as a junior (third year) for my Business Management and Entrepreneurship Bachelor degree.

As a life-long Christian, I used to doubt that God could use someone like me to reach people.  I operated under the misconception that only those healed from great brokenness once receiving Christ, such as victims of abuse or drug use, could have powerful testimony.  I have come to learn and believe in God’s plan for every person in every trade as a means to spread the good news and be a light.  This belief continues to be my goal for starting my professional journey with the Creative Lab.  As someone who will pursue a more secular career, I feel comforted by this.

I was introduced to OneHope by one of the executives whom I used to babysit for at the age of fourteen.  Back then it was called Book of Hope.  I remember thinking how cool an opportunity it sounded, and how fulfilling working for God’s kingdom must be.  Here I am six years later, on this wonderful opportunity and life-changing trip.  Although I am still getting used to all-things-UK, check the pic, it has been outstanding so far.

Why is there a cord..?  #21stCenturyGirl

Why is there a cord..? #21stCenturyGirl

While my previous perception of my weak testimony was wrong, my thought about One Hope was absolutely spot-on – I have never come across more fulfilling work.

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