As you may know, we have been wanting to expand the Liberty First ministry. One of our goals was to begin an internship program to bring young people into the Liberty First mission to train and equip them to stand for Liberty against government infringements. We are seeing this goal become a reality! I am so excited to introduce to you, Elizabeth Manley, our First Liberty First intern. Elizabeth will be traveling, working, and studying under my Constitutional training from August 11th through August 20th. Our Youth is the future of Liberty, that cannot be denied. Your continued support will help us meet the costs of this invaluable training program.
If you would like to help us out with this program, please click HERE and donate. We are so grateful for the combined efforts of the Liberty First Brigade. Through the grace of God and your generosity, Elizabeth will be the first of many interns for the Liberty First mission. Don’t forget to keep us in your prayers and thoughts as we travel and teach the future of Liberty!
Now, let’s hear from Elizabeth and learn about this amazing young lady.
I was born July 25th, 1998. I am 17. I have seven siblings, four brothers, three sisters, and am third oldest. Though I was born in Oregon, we moved to Idaho shortly after I turned one. The trip to Idaho was a God thing. He thoroughly and obviously instructed my parents to move. My parents didn’t have much money, but they trusted God, and He provided. Our little family of only five at the time, packed up and moved to Idaho. They had been praying for a home debt free, were able to purchase 5 acres, and planned to slowly build a small home. However, our church came together and in three days the framework and shell of a house was standing. It was a direct answer to prayer. “… unless the Lord build the house they labor in vain that build it.”
I grew up on this little 5 acre farm. I was a home-schooled, free, semi-tomboy blessed with few cares and a wonderful life. I grew up with my older brother (2 years older) taking me hunting, playing tag with me, and having general daily adventures. I was baptized and publicly accepted Christ at age ten alongside him. My sibling and I all enjoy each other very much!
I love people. They are my passion in life. I love to encourage and edify them. I love speaking and reaching out to people. That said, over the last few years my life has continued to revolve quite fully around people. Last fall, a friend and I taught a Geography class for middle-schoolers, and my brother and I taught a ballroom dance class. That was fun and incredible. I’ve tried to learn during low times in my life to be thankful for the things I do have in life, not what I don’t. This has helped me look around myself and see what I can do to bless others, instead of being “bored” or lonely. I have also worked at a week long summer camp for the last three years. Last fall I was blessed to begin working as a waitress at a tiny cafe right down the road from my house. This working experience has been absolutely thrilling for me. It has continued to mature me in learning how to interact with co-workers and the general public.
I was also blessed when the Lord opened doors, allowing me a week long adventure. I flew to Colorado in early July of 2015 and attended a Home School Legal Defense Association sponsored camp. This camp was very interesting and was a complete simulation of the White House and our government. I loved making new friends with the staff and campers. The chapel and worship sessions were also incredible. Overall my experiences there were insightful, wonderful, and challenging!
Besides the fact that I love people, I also love to read. As I have gotten older, I have found a natural desire to stand up for people. I very much dislike when people are wrongly treated, and I want to change that. I realize that there is only so much one person can do, but I want to live my life for Christ completely. My favorite Bible verse is probably Joshua 1:9 which states: “Do not be afraid nor be thou dismayed for the Lord your God is with you withersoever thou goest.”
I am really looking forward to this trip with you, Mrs. Hall. I don’t know what the Lord has in mind, but I am excited to trust Him. I look forward to seeing what His plans are. He made this trip possible for me. It was thrilling to see Him act in such a real way, providing finances, food, and the opportunity as a whole.
Thank you so much for being willing to train me and let me “tag” along with you. I look forward to getting to know you in person!
Elizabeth Grace Manley