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October 17th, 2017

Welcome to our new Young Womens worker!

Hello,
My name is Jess and I am the most recent addition to the Canaan team. WOO!

I am so excited to be working as a young women’s worker and have just entered my second week of work. I have been to made feel so welcome and valued already which is amazing.

So let me tell you a little bit about me and my story. I am 21, newly married to my gorgeous husband Matt, and a soon to be graduate of CYM Cambridge. I have spent the last 3 years working for a church in Chelmsford as a Youth Intern and studying “Youth Ministry and Practical Theology”. I absolutely loved working for a Church and being able to put my knowledge and learning from Uni into practice and it was in these manic 3 year I found the area of youth work I wanted to focus on: Young Women.
I became aware of the fact that I wanted to be the person I never had when I was younger. I didn’t have many strong women, apart from my family; to ask questions to, seek advice with, or learn from. Role models don’t have to be celebrities or people in the limelight, they can be ordinary people who have made a difference, live out their values, and stand up for what they believe in. One of the reasons that I desired to work with the Canaan Project was because I could work to allow young women to become comfortable in themselves, in their communities and the wider world. I am eager to see young women be all they can be and be strong in what they believe, whether or not that is the same belief as me. I will be taking the Canaan Project into a new school after the October half term. This is a really exciting new step for the Canaan team and we can’t wait to build relationships and see the Canaan vision be taken into a new place. The foundations the team have built before me is so strong and is built on patience, kindness, love for young people and prayer; which is what will enable us to take this project even further.

I hope this has given you a little insight into who I am and what I hope to achieve through working at the Canaan Project.

Watch this space!

Thank you for reading and supporting the work we do.

 

Jess xx