Category: Internships

Doulos Welcomes Our First Campus Brand Ambassador

Doulos Welcomes Our First Campus Brand Ambassador

Last semester at Doulos, we initiated our Brand Ambassador Program. The goal of this program is to have representatives on college campuses who believe in the mission of Doulos and who want to share what we are doing here with their peers in hopes that they, too, might capture our vision.

Michelle Howard, our very first brand ambassador, is a junior at Furman University. Michelle spent last summer with us as an intern during our summer camps. Michelle had the opportunity to support work teams, interact with Doulos students, and work closely with a mountain community we partner with called, Angosto. Michelle jumped on the opportunity to become our first brand ambassador because she believes in our mission. “I love Doulos, the kids and the staff there, and everything that Doulos stands for, and is about.”

As our brand ambassador, Michelle is responsible for being our voice on her campus. She speaks at various campus ministries, builds relationships, meets up with students to share more in-depth about what we are doing, and ultimately aids in our recruiting process on her campus. “I care about Doulos and believe in the school, and my desire is to take opportunities to share about what I care about.”

We are thankful for Michelle and her voice on Furman’s campus. We are excited about the opportunity to have Brand Ambassadors on other campuses across the country. What better way to hear about Doulos than from a peer who understands so well who we are? “I always go through the statistics about education in the DR because Doulos desires to create leaders who are smart, ambitious, and who love the Lord. I think that is really important.” Michelle has built enduring friendships with our Doulos students and staff, and has already made her way back to visit since last summer.

Are you a college student who has been impacted by what we are doing here at Doulos? If you are interested in more information about being a part of our Brand Ambassador team, please contact our Communications Director at kylie.dever@doulosdiscovery.org.

 

Seeing Our Mission In Action. Everyday. [Intern Interview]

“I saw [the Doulos] mission in action day by day as teachers mentored students in and out of school hours, as students engaged in after school service projects and small groups, and in those same students’ homes as they welcome in visitors in Christ’s love (and Dominican hospitality!)”

anginette-fullertonIn 2012, a recent high school grad named Anginette Fullerton joined us from Ohio to serve as a year-long intern as the Kindergarten Assistant before continuing her academic and missions career at Moody Bible Institute.

 

Anginette chose to deferred enrollment for a year and serve with us while taking online classes through MBI. By chance, Anginette, is an alumni of the same high school as our School Director, Danae LeMoine (Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy)—needless to say she holds a special place in our hearts as a fellow Ohioan!

 

Recently I got to follow up with Anginette and asked her to reflection on her time with Doulos and how her life and career have been impacted by her experience serving with us. Her answers are both humbling and inspiring. We are so proud to call her a Doulos Staff Alumni and have her in our tribe of raving fans and advocates of the work we are engaged in here.

 

Enter Anginette…

 

DL: What made your time at Doulos meaningful? How?
AF: The most meaningful aspect of working at Doulos was the relationships I built within the Doulos community. The staff at Doulos became my closest friends and family; I came to Jarabacoa lonely and scared, and left having a Columbian “Mom”, a home church, several best friends, and a network of friends and mentors who show me Jesus.

 

DL: How did your time impact your current career/life trajectory?
AF: God used my time at Doulos to whet my appetite for long-term missions. He taught me to trust Him with fundraising, food and living situations, with friends and community. He used my time at Doulos to ease my fears, and send my imagination running wild with hopes for future ministry with and for Himself.

 

DL: How would you describe Doulos’ mission and when did you see it come to life during your time here?
AF: Doulos’ mission is to equip servant leaders for Christ; I saw this mission in action day by day as teachers mentored students in and out of school hours, as students engaged in after school service projects and small groups, and in those same students homes as they welcome in visitors in Christ’s love (and Dominican hospitality!).

 

DL: What did you learn (about yourself, the Lord, Christian missions, etc.) from your time here? 
AF: In my time living in Jarabacoa and working at Doulos, I leaned how weak I am and how strong God is! At my weakest, most lonely, most unable-to-speak-Spanish-and-engage-with-culture moments, God proved Himself strong as He worked through me. Hallelujah!

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