Hi there! My name is Morgan Schlesselman. I was born and raised in a small town in the Central Valley of California. In May 2020, I graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. I am currently two-thirds of the way through Liberty University’s Master of Arts in Public Policy program. The Lord has been so gracious to provide me with the opportunity to be Concerned Women for America’s (CWA) Government Relations intern this summer.
Having attended Christian schools since junior high, I have had the opportunity to form a Biblical worldview and learn how that ought to be applied to anything and everything a person does. Recently, through my education at Liberty University, I have gained valuable wisdom on how to apply Biblical principles to government affairs and political issues. When I learned more about the mission and work of CWA, I felt at home. CWA has found a beautiful way of “protecting and promoting Biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy,” and it has been an honor to take part in that in the short time I have been here this summer. Being able to combine my faith with my passion for public policy has been such a blessing.
Throughout the application process and time leading up to the beginning of this internship, it was so clear that the Lord had opened this door for me. Because of that, I had been so expectant and excited for what He had in store. While this internship is only halfway through now, it has already exceeded my expectations. It has been a joy to witness driven, passionate, and intelligent Christ-followers serve the Lord and this country through the work they are doing here. My eyes have been opened to how many opportunities are out there in the political and public policy arenas to effect positive change for Christ.
Since starting this internship, I have done a significant amount of research on the transgender movement. At times it can be difficult to engage with such heavy topics, but it is a good reminder of how important it is to cling to the word of God. As Christ-followers, we are called to promote God’s truth, no matter the cost. As 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”
Upon completion of this internship, I will return home to finish my schooling. I am confident that the Lord will continue to open doors and lead me to what He has for me. Regardless of what that is, I know that I will take valuable experience and wisdom from the work I have done here at CWA and from the people from whom I have learned.