Category: Stories

Friday Stories: A Drive to Succeed and Humility to Thrive

The growth and challenges Flood Church has provided me with this year as an undergraduate intern can be summed up by one of my first projects. Hanging above the large multipurpose room of the Flood Offices are strands filled with over one hundred light bulbs. Thanks to a combination of time, wear, and Youth’s Dart...

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Friday Stories: Engaged in the Community

Since 2010, Flood has partnered with Kearny High School to award students with scholarships and invest in the next generation of leaders.   As part of the scholarship team this year, I helped identify and select this year’s recipients. The scholarship is open to juniors who not only excel academically but are also engaged in...

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Friday Stories: Asking the Right Questions

This semester, my morning routine has been pretty consistent. I usually skip breakfast, fill up my mug with some cold brew, and put on my headphones to listen to a podcast as I walk to my car—typical millennial stuff. I live in an apartment complex across the street from Kearny High School and so my...

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Friday Stories: Extending God’s Love and Presence

By the time we arrived, the park was bustling.   Tables overflowing with home-cooked food and desserts, a not-so-regulation game of pick up soccer, an arts & crafts corner—it was hard to believe that most of us were meeting each other for the first time, not to mention that many had just recently arrived from...

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Friday Stories: Building Authentic Relationships

A few weeks ago, our newly formed Peace Catalyst Cause-Based Group hosted a community event called a “Peace Feast.” As a Group, we exist to connect with and promote peace between Christian and Muslim communities in San Diego. Over forty adults, and two dozen children, from Flood joined members of the local community for lunch...

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Undergraduate Interns: Learning To Hear His Voice

I started coming to Flood midway through my freshman year at San Diego State and haven’t stopped. Each year I would hear Pastor Matt make the announcement for the Undergraduate Internship and each year I would feel a little push towards applying. For two years I logged onto the website and looked at the application....

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Friday Stories: A Community of Inclusion

Parents can sometimes feel like we’re just trying to get by. “If only we only had an extra babysitter, then…” is what I sometimes want to believe. There are days when my husband Chris and I wonder if there is anyone to help us on our journey. One of the big themes of our community...

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Undergraduate Interns: Processing Change and Transition

Through my junior year, I was having a difficult time with trusting God when it came to my future and what God was calling me to do.   I loved being a part of Flood Kids team as a volunteer and I wanted to be more involved with the church, so I figured that the...

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Undergraduate Interns: The Compassionate, Broken, Hopeful, and Diverse Family of Christ

I was in the middle of my second semester freshman year when I first heard about the Undergraduate Internship. At the time, I was (and still am) a Chicago-born Catholic exploring other expressions of Christian faith, and was deeply desiring community. I was just barely getting used to being at USD, and I had the...

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Undergraduate Interns: Trading Fear for Courage

As the Undergrad Internship was being promoted, I felt strongly that the Lord was directing my attention to it. I had no idea if I would be “suited” for the internship, but I knew that it wasn’t just my own decision to go for it — God was allowing me the chance to step out...

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