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Post by: Kelsey Yates

God-Centered in Law

Hi! My name is Kelsey Yates, and I am a rising 3L at Regent University School of Law. This summer, I have been given the incredible opportunity to intern with the General Counsel’s office for Youth with a Mission, commonly known as YWAM, at the University of the Nations base in Kona, Hawaii.

YWAM is a nonprofit organization that focuses on knowing God and making Him known to others. University of the Nations was created to further YWAM’s mission of “presenting the person of Jesus Christ to this generation and to training and equipping many believers in that endeavor.”1

The University of the Nations was created to specifically “train students in ministering the love of Christ and teaching others according to the command of Christ to make disciples of all nations, in all spheres of society.”2

University of the Nations Kona is just one of the many YWAM ministry centers throughout the world. Interning via zoom meetings and WhatsApp messages is undoubtedly out of the norm, but interning for the General Counsel’s office for YWAM Kona has been wonderful this summer.

I have been assigned a variety of projects ranging from tax law to intellectual property law. These are areas that I never thought I’d be interested in, but surprisingly, I have found these topics fascinating. I am grateful for the exposure to a large variety of legal areas while also focusing on serving God and listening to His voice. The General Counsel’s office has not only been incredible in equipping me to learn about new topics, but they have also been incredible in reinforcing the importance of making God the center and how all legal areas can be used to serve Him.

This post was written by a Center for Global Justice Intern. The views expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect those of Regent University, Regent Law School, or the Center for Global Justice.