Get to Know Josh Bills – HOPE’s Youth Intern

IMG_0502THE FACTS:

Finishing his senior year at Rutgers University in Camden, Josh is majoring in history. He has traveled to both Haiti and Cuba as part of HOPE’s mission teams, but his heart called him to serve and do something more. He has been HOPE’s Youth Ministry Intern since January 2015.

THE ANSWERS:

One thing I love about my roll on staff …

One of the best parts about working at HOPE is know that everyone on staff, regardless of ministry area, has your back. This is the first job where I have not dreaded going into work. I would go as far as to say I look forward to it! That’s saying a lot for someone in their twenties!

A time I saw God work in my life …

When I was 21, I went with HOPE’s first mission team to Cuba, which was a trip my father encouraged me to take. At that point in time, I had been living life to the beat of my own drum and was not sure what I believed. That trip as a whole changed by heart and outlook on life fore the better. I saw God work through an entire congregation. I came home not only moved but changed by the whole experience.

A book that rocked my world (in addition to the Bible) …

I have to say, “Wild at Heart” by John Eldredge. I have read this book twice, once when I was 17 and again at 24. I love this book because it helps unpack the heart of a man. I learned a lot about myself, but more importantly, a lot about the line of men that I am heir to.

One reason I think people should check out HOPE Church …

It is hard to try and narrow down everything great about HOPE to just one. People should come, because it’s real. In this area, and in this day and age, it is very hard to find a church that is real and will meet you where you are rather than judge you for not being further along.

A hobby I’d love to get into but probably  never will …

I would love to skydive, but more specifically, try wingsuit diving.  I have a fraternity brother who does that and the videos he posts are truly magnificent. My fear of heights will most likely keep me glued to the ground!