What I liked
I loved the opportunity to take on a more serious leadership role in mission work. I spent three months living and serving in Latvia, and although ministry there is not new to me (it was my fifth consecutive summer serving there), my particular role this summer was new and involved a lot more responsibility. Being responsible for a team of five college-age interns for three months in a foreign country is daunting no matter how you slice it, and being an administrator for multiple youth camps that brought together workers from around the world is a task I wouldn't have thought myself qualified for. I loved that this summer both showed me that I am more equipped and prepared for the kind of work that I love than I would have expected, and taught me to rely on God in my weakness and not to imagine that it is by my own great abilities that I am able to lead others. Essentially, this summer taught me more about leadership than the rest of my life combined.