Let me start off by saying, if you are debating whether or not to be a part of ACMNP, let me help you out. Just DO IT! Shortly after being accepted to the ministry team in Yellowstone National Park, there was no doubt this was where God wanted me to go. Arriving in the small town of Gardiner Montana, with a population of about 875 people, I had no clue what I was getting into, but it turned out to be the greatest adventure of my life.
Going out completely on my own after graduation was a bit scary at first, but through my time there I was able to truly discover who my identity was in Christ and what His purpose was for my life.
Before my time in Yellowstone, I didn’t have a very clear picture of what relational ministry really meant. That changed very quickly. Being in one of the country’s most popular National Parks, I had the opportunity to meet people from all over the world, who came from all walks of life. I was able to minister to them, hike with them, form lasting relationships, and truly live out God’s mission for my life.
I could honestly go on for hours about how thankful I am God laid this opportunity in my lap. There is truly no other experience like ACMNP, and the impact it has had on my life is immeasurable. It has been two years since I served in Yellowstone, and I still meet up at least once a year with my team members whom I now call best friends, and not to mention, I met the love of my life while out there serving. If you have a heart for ministry and are willing to go wherever he leads you, ACMNP is the place for you. You will not regret it, I can guarantee that!
McKenzie L., Yellowstone National Park, 2016
The Lord said, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”