Hello friends, my name is Rachel Cook and I would like to tell a little about who I am and how I became a part of Small Enough Ministries.
It was a Wednesday and I was sitting in my 9:30 Communication Theory class not paying attention nearly as carefully as I should have been. My mind was running a million miles an hour with questions. I am a junior in college and I have absolutely no idea what I want to do when I graduate, you mean I actually have to be an adult and do adult things? I had been searching for an internship for weeks, updating my LinkdIn account to make it look like I had my life together so maybe, just maybe, I would get an offer for an internship to complete the credits for my major. But what if I hate it and decide that this major isn’t even what I want to do anymore?
It was this day when I decided to let go.
These thoughts consumed me, they drained me, the “what-ifs” exhausted me. I silently prayed while my professor was speaking about theories and such, and asked God to take control, to show me where he wanted to me to go, to remove this fear and anxiety about the future.
Two weeks later I receive an email about an opportunity with Small Enough Ministries. Hmm...a women’s ministry in Boone that just so happens to be searching for an intern. Okay, God…I’m listening. I had no clue how loudly God was speaking to me in these moments until Betsy and I got to know one another. God carefully paired us together as the perfect team and I am excited to see what the year ahead as an intern has to offer!
I can’t wait to get to know you more but in the meantime, here are some fun facts about me!
I am a junior at Appalachian State University studying Communication studies
I would love to be a flight attendant to travel the world
I am from Morganton, North Carolina
The Office is my go-to show when I am bored
Marking things off of my to-do list makes me weirdly happy
My roommates and I host a college women’s Bible study out of our apartment
I recently discovered I like to paint
My favorite verse is Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble”