In 2012, a new vital ministry came to the Tennessee Annual Conference through the excellent leadership and vision of young adult, Courtney Aldrich. Project Transformation Tennessee is an amazing ministry that is changing the lives of young adults and underserved children through a summer day camp experience. For eight weeks each summer, young adult interns lead a reading camp for children and youth at Nashville area United Methodist Churches.
Last year, Morgan Stafford, a Belmont University student (Class of 2013) served as a Project Transformation intern in PT’s first year in Tennessee. Morgan came back from his time with Project Transformation changed! As Morgan’s campus minister and a huge advocate of Project Transformation, I was thrilled to see a program that was cultivating young people for service and leadership and changing the lives of all involved.
Since the completion of Morgan’s first Project Transformation internship in 2012, he has provided leadership to Belmont Wesley Fellowship and the youth of Antioch UMC. Morgan’s passion for serving children and youth in noticeable in his continued work with the community of 61st Avenue UMC in West Nashville (one of the area churches that hosted Project Transformation in 2012).
With Morgan’s deep roots in Project Transformation and the United Methodist Church, it only seems right that he will serve another year changing the lives of children and youth (this time at Antioch UMC)! As Morgan’s campus ministry, we are delighted to cultivate his response to God’s call on his life and to strengthen our relationship with Project Transformation Tennessee with a $1500 sponsorship for 2013.
May God bless you and sustain you in your ministry Morgan! Amen.
To find out more about Project Transformation’s ministry, check out their video.