What the interns say…


Missional Links Wales has been bringing interns to Wales for almost 20 years, here are what a few of our recent team members have to say:

“Every day the Missional Links Wales internship is an opportunity to be on mission and see God at work.  Getting to join in means living alongside and serving with the local churches and communities to see people step closer to Jesus.”
Alex 2017/18

“Missional Links Wales is passionate to develop and encourage you as an individual to serve Christ with all of your heart.  You will be equally challenged and supported, and they are diligent to get to know how God has created and gifted you so that you live to your greatest potential. If you desire to serve God in a place that is less than 2% evangelical Christian, I would definitely recommend the internship with Missional Links Wales.”
Courtney 2019/2020

“I am so thankful for the diligence of the MLW team and the amount of effort they put in to make sure we are accommodated for and looked after. I am extremely grateful that the Lord has called me here to Wales for such a time as this so that I can be a part of the story He is writing here.”
Alie 2019/2020

“If you need a year to find where you fit into the kingdom of God, Missional Links Wales is a great organisation.  I am so blessed to be in this season of life.”
Connor 2019/2020

“One of the biggest ways I feel this internship has grown me is in my reliance on God.  If you’re a young person wondering what to do next I’d highly recommend an internship with Missional Links Wales.”
Garrison 2019/2020

“This internship isn’t just going to equip you for your time in Wales; what you’re going to learn from these incredible people is going to equip you for life far beyond this internship.  I can recommend it 100%!”
Heather 2019/2020

“I am one of the interns that is from Wales and during my time as an intern with Missional Links Wales my relationship with God, and my identity in God, has grown and deepened.  It has been such a great journey to walk in faith and step with God”
Cesco 2019/2020

“Missional Links Wales has been the biggest blessing to me. They have pushed me to grow in my relationship with the Lord, to step out of my comfort zone, and they have shown me so much support and encouragement. I wouldn’t trade these past two years for the world. I am so thankful for this team and how much they have impacted my life.”
Abby 2017/18 & 2018/19

“When you step out in faith, God will use you in amazing ways. You will be in awe of how much God is at work around you and how much He works in you. Fully embrace this season! Hold nothing back! There is so much joy ahead!
Hannah 2018/19

“Missional Links Wales has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have learned what it is like to be loved by so many different people and to invest and love so many different people.”
Audralynne 2018/19

“I have grown in ways I haven’t seen before this year and it’s given me opportunities that I never thought I would have been given. Definitely a life changing experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.”
Madison 2018/19

“Making the decision to join Missional Links Wales as an intern was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  It has completely changed my life for the better, and I have learned and grown so much as a person, as well as in my spiritual walk with the Lord”
Haven 2018/19

“The experience of being able to do God’s work in an environment different to what you’re used to is incredible.  The impact you get to make in peoples lives and the joy of seeing people respond to someone from a different culture is amazing.  This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that I wouldn’t want to miss for the world and I’m thankful for the Welsh community for being so welcoming to me.”
Landon 2017/18

“During my time in Wales with Missional Links Wales I have learned a lot about myself and my relationship with God, and I have been able to work in different ministries I would never have tried working in before.  It has been challenging and I have grown immensely because of it.”
Josh 2017/18

“I just wanted to say thank you. We have been teaching our youth the importance of evangelism and sharing their faith. I have been able to use the training I received from you all to help teach them. Although I have been a believer since I was young, I realize my evangelism training really did not really start till I was in Wales with you all. Thank you for all the time you invested in me and am so thankful I am able to apply it to my job today. Miss you guys dearly and pray for you often. I am praying over this new intern year for you all as well and hope it is an amazing one!”
Kayla 2016/17

“Living in Wales as an intern for Missional Links Wales stretched me further than I have ever been stretched.  It was a time of growth and trust and I quickly came to love Wales and everything about it.  I look back daily and thank God for the opportunity he gave me to be part of something spectacular.”
Brinsley 2017

What church leaders say about interns…

“It was so great to have Kayla and Brinsley working with us, encouraging and mentoring our young people…a big thank you on behalf of our church for all that you do that enabled us to have them with us for a year.”
Pastor Jon Davis, Dinas Powys Baptist Church

“Our Missional Links Wales interns have all been different and brought their own unique gift mix to us.  For example, last year, Kayla was able to build friendships with women footballers through her skills in that area and this year, Landon brings some very practical skills into the church and compassion ministries.  They have all played an important role in youth work and other ministries for which we are very grateful.”
Pastor Mike Holmes, Coastlands Family Church

“On a very positive note, I want to thank you for placing Alex with us – he is better than you made out (if that’s possible!).  Really, he is such a blessing, and works so well with Raf, our full-time youth worker.  I was in a joint churches charity Trustees meeting last night and a couple of the other trustees were singing his praises, in terms of just being able to give him stuff and let him get on with it.  He’s engaging, respectful, eager to help and has well grounded faith.  Everyone says the same, so thank you and sorry for being so gushing.  God bless you guys.”
Pete Tyler, Church Leader, Gateway Church