Christian Gap Year Experience – Bethany Kunz – Touch the World
Bethany Kunz is a current student in the Discipleship & Missions Year (Christian gap year program) at Touch the World, a missions training organization based in Allendale, NJ, that “creates opportunities for youth to encounter God and engage their faith through missions… to live on mission every day, everywhere.” She’s enrolled in Anchor Christian University courses integrated into the program as well.
In this conversation, Bethany discusses her experience in the Discipleship & Missions Year. She shares her background, how she discovered the program, and her initial resistance to it. Bethany also talks about the challenges and benefits of the program, including intensive learning, emotional growth, and building real community. Bethany discusses the easy and challenging aspects of the program, her progress in dealing with emotions, and upcoming outreach trips. She also shares her goals for the Greece trip, team dynamics, and her next steps in personal development.
Use the “chapters” at the bottom of the embedded video (links below) to jump to different parts of the conversation.
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