IGNITE Intern Blogs - Alumni


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    Name: 
     Austin Hiatt                   

    Age: 20

    Home Church: CC  South East Portland

    Hobbies: Snowboard, Wakeboard, Windsurf, Fish, Hike and sight seeing

    Area of Interest in Missions: Evangelism, Reaching the lost world

    Why do you seek acceptance? Called to missions, to grow stronger in relationship with God
    Blog: Olney? Only God





     
     

    Name: Jesse Sandoval 
    Age: 
    21         

    Program: IGNITE 365

    Home Church: CC Mid Valley

    Hobbies: Playing guitar, Reading, Drawing, Listening to music

    Area of Interest in Missions: Teaching, Worship and Serving

    Why do you seek acceptance? To grow spiritually, Learn more about missions, grow leadership skills and in wisdom.
    Blog: Here I am, Send me 

     

    Name: Megan Reed                   

    Age: 19

    Program: IGNITE 365

    Home Church: CC Boston

    Hobbies:  Being with the Lord and other believers, Running, Guitar and Singing.

    Area of Interest in Missions: Evangelism,  Worship,  Teaching youth, 

    Why do you seek acceptance? To serve Jesus instead on myself. To trust Him more. To work with children. 
    Blog: A Changed Life

     

    Name: Joshua Koman             

    Age: 19

    Program: IGNITE 365

    Home Church: Coastline Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Writing lyrics/music, Writing short stories, Playing instruments and sports

    Area of Interest in Missions: Worship ministry and Working with children

    Why do you seek acceptance? I feel led to serve in missions and that the school will be a valuable tool as I follow the Lords leading. 
    Blog: Little Moments with Christ

      

    Name: Caitlyn Dawson              

    Age: 18
    Program: IGNITE 180

    Home Church: CC of the Hudson Valley

    Hobbies: crocheting, knitting, photography and reading

    Area of Interest in Missions:  Worship and administration.

    Why do you seek acceptance? God has laid it on my heart to pursue missions and worship.
    Blog: Be Thou my Vision


     
     
     

    Name:  Jordan Cole  
    Age: 22                   

    Program: IGNITE 365

    Home Church: CC Boston

    Hobbies: Reading the Bible, Boats, Musicals, Listening to music, hanging with people that love the Lord. 

    Area of Interest in Missions: Worship, Evangelism, Teaching

    Why do you seek acceptance? To see other cultures and how they receive the Word of God.  Also how to minister to others as Christ does.
    Blog: Truth Thats Hardly Ever Told 


     


    Name:  Shaquanah Boroughs        

    Age: 20
    Program: IGNITE 365

    Home Church: CC of Delaware County

    Hobbies:  Hanging with friends,  Bible study group, Listening to music. 

    Area of Interest in Missions: Children’s ministries, orphan care and missionary support. 

    Why do you seek acceptance? To seek Gods will in my life, to change my perspective from my vision to God’s vision. 
    Blog: Saint in the Making 



     




      

    Name: Derek Powers                 

    Age:  21

    Program: IGNITE 365

    Home Church: CC Boston

    Hobbies: Playing strategy-oriented games and juggling

    Area of Interest in Missions: Working with children

    Why do you seek acceptance? To grow closer to God and be more prepared to work in the mission field. 
    Blog: The Point of No Return 




    Name: Daniel LaBahn
    Program: 
    IGNITE 365
    Age: 19
    Home Church: Foothills Christian Church
    Hobbies: 
    family, friends, beach, wakeboarding, basketball, sports
    Area of Interest in Missions:  Worship, serving, helping the poor and needy
    Why do you seek acceptance? I want to develop a relationship with the Lord outside of my comfort zone and take the tools I learn and apply them to the ministries that I am involved with back home.
    My Blog: inspiration.


      





    Name: Colin Sandberg        
    Program: IGNITE 365
    Age: 19
    Home Church: Crossroads Community Church
    Hobbies: playing guitar, reading and writing poems/songs, biking and studying apologetics
    Area of Interest in Missions: teaching, working with children and the poor
    Why do you seek acceptance? I want to see the gospel’s power at work in powerful ways through missions.


    Name:
    Olivia Barrett           
    Program: IGNITE 365
    Age: 18
    Home Church: Metro Calvary
    Hobbies: Reading, hiking, swimming, writing, friends & family, discovering new places
    Area of Interest in Missions: Teaching, working with kids and evangelism

    Why do you seek acceptance? I feel like the Lord is calling me to live the life of a missionary and this is where I am going to start.
    My Blog: Notes on Napkins


      
                  
     

     

    Name:
    Dylan Wilkinson                       
    Program: IGNITE 365
    Age: 19
    Home Church: Crossroads Community Church
    Hobbies: reading, clothing design and tennis
    Area of Interest in Missions: worship for sure
    Why do you seek acceptance? I was working towards going into the Air Force but I was apprehensive about going into new environments without a stronger and deeper experience with my faith.
    My Blog: A Verse from the Woods


    Name:
    Joel Varvara                       
    Program: IGNITE 365
    Age: 20
    Home Church: Crossroads Community Church
    Hobbies: reading, good music and hanging out with friends
    Area of Interest in Missions:
    teaching and evangelism
    Why do you seek acceptance? I feel that this will prepare me for a life of ministry and the furthering of God’s Kingdom.
    My Blog: abeariseatingme

         


       


    Name:
      Kayla Harrington                   
    Program: IGNITE 365
    Age: 18
    Home Church: Crossroads Community Church
    Hobbies: fiction writing, ceramics, 3D modeling and animation and photo manipulation
    Area of Interest in Missions: teaching/anything
    Why do you seek acceptance? I’ve been praying for an opportunity to go out of my comfort zone and I feel like this where God wants me and that He could make momentous changes in me and in the lives of others.
    My Blog: Whispers in the Wind 



    Name:
    Karlee Hofman                   
    Program: IGNITE 365
    Age: 19
    Home Church: New Heights Church
    Hobbies: hiking, cooking, traveling, drawing, photography, gardening, writing, biking, reading and singing
    Area of Interest in Missions: administration, worship and teaching
    Why do you seek acceptance? I want to learn to defend my faith to those who attack me with doubt.

    My Blog: One Cup of Coffee

       
     
       


    Name:
    Tanner Bell                      
    Program: IGNITE 365
    Age: 19
    Home Church: Crossroads Community Church
    Hobbies: most sports, hiking and really anything outdoors
    Area of Interest in Missions: teaching, serving and leadership
    Why do you seek acceptance? I believe God is calling me to be a pastor and I would like to grow more in my knowledge of the Bible and learn to serve others better.
    My Blog:
    This and That


    Name: 
    Shaylene Aho
    Program: IGNITE 365
    Age: 18
    Home Church: Crossroads Community Church
    Hobbies: cleaning, hanging with friends, reading, writing, music and organizing
    Area of Interest in Missions: I’m not really sure yet what area I'm interested in. 
    Why do you seek acceptance? I want to spend a year solely focused on God and learn about who He is and what he can accomplish in my life.

    My Blog: Barefoot


       

        


    Name:
    Katie Nielsen                    
    Program: IGNITE 180
    Age: 21
    Home Church: Calvary Chapel Philadelphia
    Hobbies: spanish, learning, singing and reading 
    Area of Interest in Missions: not sure yet but any work with children or the elderly
    Why do you seek acceptance? I love ministry, especially on the foreign mission field. I want to be a disciple and I need the close knit spiritual guidance of mature Christians.
    My Blog: I'm not much of a poet



    Name:
    Randy Gilbert                     
    Program: IGNITE 180
    Age: 38
    Home Church: Calvary Chapel Delaware County
    Hobbies: Surfing, Snowboarding, Volleyball, Reading and Playing sports with kids
    Area of Interest in Missions: serving the poor, evangelism and administration
    Why do you seek acceptance? I knew God’s calling was for our family (wife Karen and children Ben and Noah) to go to Potter's Field Ranch.
    My Blog: Randy's Blog


       

     

    Name: Jacob Sanchez
    Program: IGNITE 365

    Age: 21
    Home Church: Calvary Chapel San Jose
    Hobbies: surfing and longboarding
    Area of Interest in Missions: fellowship, forming relationships and being able to help out serving in all areas.
    Why do you seek acceptance? I want to become humble. I want to become a man after God’s heart and I want it to be obvious to strangers.
    My Blog: A Revival is Coming. Maranatha



    Name:
    Jaymi Sullivan

    Program: IGNITE 365
    Age: 17
    Home Church: Foothills Christian Church
    Hobbies:
    going to the beach, hanging with with friends, basketball and reading
    Area of Interest in Missions: evangelism, teaching and working with kids
    Why do you seek acceptance? I want to gain skills and more Biblical knowledge for ministry and experience on the mission field.
    My Blog: adventures








    Name:
    Alex Maddox
    Program: IGNITE 180
    Age: 18
    Home Church: Calvary Chapel Brandon
    Area of Interest in Missions:
    teaching and working with children, especially in foreign countries.
    Why do you seek acceptance?
    I want to become more solidified in who Christ is and where I stand. I also want to grow in serving & sharing the Gospel.
    My Blog:
    He>i

     
    Name:
    Kimberlee Dunbar
    Program:
    IGNITE 180
    Age:
    28
    Home Church:
    Calvary Chapel Philadelphia
    Hobbies:
    Reading and writing poetry, expository teaching
    Area of Interest in Missions: Worship, evangelism, teaching and working with kids
    Why do you seek acceptance?: To seek the Lord's proper training and to be equipped to be used for His purposes.

    My Blog:
    Nehemiah


     


     

     

    Name:
    Janessa Thom
    Program: IGNITE 180
    Age: 18
    Home Church: Calvary Chapel Corvallis
    Hobbies: running, swimming, anything outdoors, crafts and piano
    Area of Interest in Missions: teaching and working with children, especially in foreign countries.
    Why do you seek acceptance? I want to become more solidified in who Christ is and where I stand. I also want to grow in serving & sharing the Gospel.
    My Blog: Inductive Bible Study


    Name:
    Paige McClure
    Program: IGNITE 365
    Age: 17
    Home Church: River of Life
    Hobbies: art, drawing
    Area of Interest in Missions: I'm still unsure about that.
    Why do you seek acceptance? I want to know where God wants me to go.
    My Blog: the blog




     



    Name:
     Braeden Guter
    Program: IGNITE 180
    Age: 19
    Home Church: Calvary Chapel St. George
    Hobbies: Socializing, playing sports and being physically active
    Area of Interest in Missions:  Teaching & Administration
    Why do you seek acceptance? Because I am strongly interested in pursuing mission work in other countries.
    My Blog: Heart/Head/Hands


     


    Name:
    Josh Harris
    Program: 
    IGNITE 180
    Age: 22
    Home Church: Calvary Chapel Eastside
    Hobbies: 
    Reading, Hanging out with friends, Driving
    Area of Interest in Missions:  Teaching children, and acts of service
    Why do you seek acceptance?  I want to be a missionary.
    My Blog: JtotheoshHarris