“At first, Hartland was a culture shock that left me miserable,” Kendi, a recent graduate, shares. “I could relate to Moses, seemingly on track to worldly greatness but diverted to the desert for a time to be taught lessons that the previous lifestyle never could. It is in the uncomfortable situations that God resides, waiting for us to recognize our need of Him and allow Him to work wonders in our lives. A change of mindset allowed me to see the joy of being surrounded by nature, the invaluable gift of friendship and true education, and the conducive atmosphere to learn about and share Jesus.
“The best thing I learned at Hartland was how to study my Bible. I had been just reading it, but Hartland gave me tools to study and apply its principles, as well as the opportunity to share them creatively.”
In December 2017, Kendi went to GYC with the intention to network and distribute her resume. “I asked God to open the door to where He wanted me to go for internship, and close all the rest.” Of all the ministries she reached out to, the door only stayed open to Little Light Studios.
“My responsibilities as an intern involved all stages of pre and post video production. This included set design, filming, editing and coloring, and sound mastering mini-documentaries and other projects. I also managed their social media accounts and created graphics for them. I even had the privilege of sorting and editing biblical stock footage taken in Morocco! These clips are now for sale at VideoMission.com.
“I’ve used the theory learned in my Hartland media classes as a foundation for my work at Little Light Studios. I am especially grateful for the speech and homiletics class taught at Hartland, as my job entails being in front of the camera as well as behind it.”
As a result of her internship, Little Light Studios decided to hire Kendi full time. This is where she plans to stay until God leads her elsewhere.
“Hartland changed my view of mission work,” she concludes. “I learned that each person is called to be a missionary. Whether one chooses to be a missionary full time, or incorporate sharing Christ in one’s occupation, or do it in one’s free time—all are called and expected to share the love of Christ in all areas of life, and I have grown to seek each opportunity to do so.”