Intern Support

It is hard to believe that 2015 is here in full swing and I know that some of you have not heard from me in a while, so I want to take the time to share with you what God has been doing in my heart and life in the past year.

I have had the amazing opportunity to pursue what God has planned for me in growing as a musician and a worship leader. I have been leading worship for the youth group at my church for over two years now and serving on Sundays with the skills God has given me. While praying for what my next steps for my life should be, I ran across a college on the internet that seems so unreal to attend but I know I am being called to go. In July of 2016 I will be going down under to Sydney, Australia to attend college at Hillsong International College. There I will be participating in the worship leadership degree where I will start with the basics of who am I, what does my walk with God mean and many more exciting classes. Once there I will be in college for 3 years getting what is called an advanced degree in Worship Leadership. I will be equipped with how to lead a congregation, the way God uses me best, music and instrument skills and other fun things like song writing etc.

As I have been seeking God’s will and direction for my life, I believe that God has placed a new vision for ministry in my heart over this next year that I am really excited to share with you. I believe that God is calling me to make a difference on the Gulf Coast by serving a one year Internship with Relevant Ministry. (

It is hard to believe that this August marks the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.Remnants of the storm still linger as many churches along the Gulf Coast are still in a process of recovery and have great needs. Out of those same remnants, Relevant Ministry was formed.

Relevant Ministry is a biblically based ministry. Their vision is to reach out and partner with churches and ministries along the Gulf Coast to equip leaders to minister relevantly in churches that will be healthy and thriving. Relevant Ministry provides both long-term and short-term internship opportunities with an emphasis on spiritual rebuilding that will be a blessing to churches and ministries, and meet needs that they may have.

The role of my Internship will be to serve in an internship with a church to grow in my worship leadership skills and get mentored by other worship leaders. I will also be serving along side of the RM staff to help facilitate creative ministry opportunities with short-term mission teams, building relationship and making a lasting impact in the lives of others we serve. We will be serving and reaching people along the coast though VBS, sports camps, team building, building projects, homeless ministry, and other opportunities as God leads us to serve.

One of my personal goals for the internship will be to grow and develop as the leader that God wants me to be. As an Intern at RM, I will be receiving weekly training, personal mentoring, accountability and practical ministry experience that will help me grow as a godly leader and develop foundational leadership skills and experience to equip me for effective ministry and prepare me for my future.

Here is where I need your help. I value you and your prayer support. This is a huge faith stepfor me as I will be leaving the security of my job and trusting in God to help me raise the money I am needing. I also need financial support. I will be seeking financial support just as a missionary would. My goal this next year is to raise about $950 a month. This is for food, housing, gas, and other living expenses. I am looking for people to come alongside me and say, “Yes, we will support you and this ministry, the new vision God has given you.” Since I will be working for a ministry that is a non-profit, all contributions — whether a one-time gift or monthly support — will be 100% tax deductible.

My goal is to be on the Gulf Coast to begin serving with Relevant Ministry by June 1st. As soon as I am able to raise up my Prayer Team and Financial Partners, I will be released to join the team and begin my Internship with Relevant Ministry. I am excited for this opportunity that God is giving me to make a difference and to help in the spiritual rebuilding along the Gulf Coast. I know that God has great things in store for me as I step out in faith and follow His calling.

Will you partner with me in this ministry along the Gulf Coast? If you would be led from God to pray for me and/or support me financially with either a one-time financial gift or become a monthly giving ministry partner, please fill out the enclosed response form and send it to

I really want to thank you for your faithful prayer and financial partnership as I step out in faith in what I believe God is calling me to do.


Peter Hegstrom