Yesterday, we had the Every Nation Philippines Service Awards 2016. It’s an annual event the HR Department initiates to recognize those who have served the ministry for increments of 5 years (5, 10, 15, 20 years and so on).
Yesterday, I was recognized as a 5 year awardee. 👍🏼👏🏼
I was hired back in 2011 as an administrative assistant for Recruitment in the HR Department. I was 22 years old then. 5 years later, I’m 27 years old, still in the HR Department under Benefits administration, serving the ministry. 🙌🏼
5 years seem like a long time. To give you a better idea of the past 5 years of my life, my personal milestones have been that I:
- Got in a relationship.
- Got engaged.
- Got married.
But really, as my good friend Pinky said about working in the ministry, “it’s just a breeze.” I totally agree. The past 5 years have gone by with countless paperwork, mistakes, “bloopers”, hours and hours of meetings, events, orientations, interviews, and so much more.
But with all of those things, relationships came with them; and growth, maturity, joy, fulfillment, and friendships. Small and big wins were all celebrated with my colleagues who eventually became my friends too. Like any job, working in the ministry requires hard work. But doing it with these people, makes it worthwhile.
The last One I’ll mention, but definitely not the least, I give all the glory to God. He was the One who gave me this amazing calling, He was the One who sustained me, and He continually prunes me and empowers me for growth. I have an amazing God. Thank You, Lord! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼