My second summer in Medora I was the manager of a retail store. Each day I found myself living out the mission statement of ACMNP as a Christian leader. I was able to teach and guide, rather than “tell” and lose patience with those I worked with. As the summer went on, I was able to develop relationships with the employees as they grew to trust me and see me as a positive role model.]
Being a part of ACMNP made me more aware and conscious of my attitude while at work, which enabled me to be a grace filled, Christ-like leader.
Our team advocated for creation care by implementing stewardship initiatives. We carried on our recycling project that we had begun the previous summer. We placed the recycling bins in the employee lounge. It was my responsibility to check the recycling and take it out.
I also turned a trash can at my store into a recycling bin and encouraged my co-workers and supervisors to recycle. I had the chance to speak with one of the leaders of the foundation about making recycling a greater priority in town and at foundation owned properties.
Susan B., Theodore Roosevelt National Park, 2017
The Lord said, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”