I've been involved with all sorts at Boaz, but mainly support, publicity and helping with the ‘Meaningful Lives’ classes (sewing and craft groups put on each week for destitute asylum seekers).
I find every day interesting because every day has a different story. Every day a real person with real issues steps into the office wanting help - what an awesome opportunity and what a privilege to be given responsibility to do something about it! I love that nothing is pretence. If you want to come and cry on our shoulder, be really grumpy with us or have a laugh, that's okay. Boaz is a family, which means we see all the worst bits but also the best. We're in it together and there's only love when you walk in that office.
Some days we laugh and some days we cry but our work is never in vain. I feel appreciated, part of a team and part of a plan that is greater than ourselves. I often see God working but some days I don't. That's the biggest challenge for me really, because when I see God working, I get hungry for more. Some days we feel empty and we pray for breakthrough. God sometimes feels distant in the situations we face, but I can tell you that he hasn't let us down yet, and he's not ever going to. He stretches our faith and that has only led me to feel even more daring and courageous. I don't plan on going anywhere just yet because I love being involved at Boaz, but they have taught me to dream big... I'm excited to see what else God has in store for me in future.