Evelyn Perez-Mora

Social Media
Biography

Heyyooo, I’m Evelyn Perez Mora– a Social Media Intern at Pulse this Spring. I am SO OOBER EXCITED to serve in whatever way I can to make Jesus known (it doesn’t get better than this)!!! I am 19 years old and majoring in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas. In my free time– between Pulse and school work I love to paint while listening to worship music, explore the twin cities, and read. I am excited to learn and grow deeper in the Lord! Please pray with me, friends and family. ❤ 

2.12.21 – Week 5

This past week I got to share a short devotional with the group. God put on my heart the topic of pride which is something that I struggle with and have to come to Jesus with every day. In a culture that idolizes the American dream it is easy to flaunt accolades, honors, etc. But we shouldn’t conform to the ways of the world instead fix our eyes on Jesus and eternity with God. During chapel- Emily talked about the importance of disciple-making and discipleship which inspired me to be bold and ask a woman I look up to from my church, Hannah to be my mentor. I’m excited to share God’s word, share prayer and share life with Hannah!

Mark’s message about “healing and prayer” shook me. It opened my eyes to realize I am 21st century disciple and I ALSO have the power that heals, raises the dead and casts out demons. Like the power that rose Jesus from the grave is living INSIDE OF ME! Because Jesus flows through me! This is something that I don’t really think about because I haven’t seen or heard of the “crazy stuff”. But it shouldn’t be weird, what would be weird is to follow a supernatural God and never experience the supernatural… I’m trying to work on this in my life by simply asking people I encounter “How can I pray for you?”. Because prayer always works even when it doesn’t seem like it – nothing never happens.

After a long day of kingdom work on Tuesday, the girls all went to Marissa’s apartment and we celebrated Galentines. It was so much fun! I love the community of God-fearing women that are so on fire for the Gospel. I’ve never actually been a part of something like this… a group of genuine people my age that I can be completely honest with and be fully loved. Everyone cracks me up and helps me walk closer to Jesus! I love them all so much! I’m excited to see how God draws our intern cohort closer and closer like family.

This week I was able to serve Pulse with my time by editing Nick Hall’s podcast videos, coming up with TikTok content with the social media team for YOTB and the MoveCloser App.

2.19.21 – Week 6

Hi all! Thank you for tuning in! Can I just say wow God is working in every moment. This past week was a harder one with school work but slower with Pulse work. On Tuesday, we got to hear from past interns and people on staff about using our God-given gifts of creativity or passions- for things like video games to spread the gospel. I can’t emphasize enough how valuable this session was. Abigail Hanson, said, “Everything you do can be ministry”. Minutes after hearing that I got a notification on my phone that said I had not received a position I applied for to be an on-campus peer minister. Instead of turning to bitterness and questioning, all that my mouth could utter was “Thank you God”… Thank you God that you have already called me to ministry and I don’t need a title, Thank you God that you are refining me, Thank you God that you are good and you have plans to prosper me. THANK YOU GOD! This message really stuck with me… Later this week I got to sit down with a neighboring friend and share the gospel with her. I got to speak truth to her and pray over her as she goes through a hard season. This is what ministry is. Thank you Jesus! 

Later that day we watched Mike Todd’s, “Before the person” sermon. WHICH WOW JUST WOW. I needed to hear this truth especially in this season of my life. A lot of people I know are either in relationships, getting engaged, or getting married so this was very much needed for me. Mike Todd reflected on Genesis specifically when God made Adam. Before Adam was given a partner, God gave him a place, a purpose, provision, identity, and parameters. This made me appreciate this season and all that God is doing right now in my life. 

Kingdom work this week was slow but I sat in on creative team meetings, scheduled tweets, and watched many of the Leader Check-In videos.  Excited for what next week brings! 

On mission together! 

Love, 

Evelyn 

2.26.21 – Week 7

Heyooo! Week 7! I absolutely LOVE MY JOB! HOW CAN THIS BE WORK?! This week was busy with much to do! On Tuesday, we got to hear from Joe Velez on staff and he spoke about the dangers of pursuing the American dream and secular success. This hit home because God met me when I was chasing after accolades, achievements, and positions of power in an academic setting. All these things are empty pursuits much like secular success. I liked hearing from someone that had gotten to the top of the mountain and experienced the emptiness of a life without Jesus. Joe’s message recalibrated my heart and reminded me that sacred significance is far greater than secular success. WOW – this is life-saving!!! 

Afterward, we got to hear from Nick Brandt who is in charge of our MoveCloser—discipleship app. Funny story I actually heard about Pulse through this app. I was going through a lonely and very confusing season of my life back in November and for some reason, I had the MoveCloser app downloaded on my phone. The funny thing is I had never opened it until I hit rock bottom. The app spoke truth and blessed me in a hard season of my life so it was cool to hear from Nick. I’m super excited to serve and bless others with fresh content for this app. 

The social media interns and I scurried to work and shot a lot of goofy but Christ-centered content for our TikTok page… @pulsemovement. My favorite part was our workout… we ran half a mile over to the U.S. Bank Stadium and went up and down the stairs. Nothing like sweat and Jesus to bond a group of college-age students! We got Dominos and Starbucks afterward so I can’t complain! 

Revival night streaming with the team was amazing. It was so cool to see the fruit of our labor from start to finish. I shared my testimony with the team and the strangers that saw the broadcast. Never in a million years would I have thought I would hold the microphone and boldly share my story like that. I know weren’t even halfway through the internship but I see God growing me and working in me day by day through Pulse. Excited about what God has stored for next week!

On mission together! 

Love, 

Evelyn 

3.12.21 – Week 9

God is so good. Wow time is flying SOOO fast. Last week was so much fun! We had a time of testimony where everyone went around and shared how Jesus interceded in their life. It is so amazing to see God’s faithfulness time and time again not just in my story but also in the story of my brothers and sisters. We tried to share it in 5 minutes each but I personally took 13 minutes… All I can say is God is SO SO GOOD! There is so much power in each and every testimony. I felt like I got to know everyone on a deeper, more intimate level! I’ve been on TikTok duty so I recorded a lot for our Pulse page. Later that day, we got to hear from Carol Madison about prayer. Specifically contending in prayer. I can say that my prayer life has been the greatest of all time because of Pulse! I have seen God moving behind it all. The 12 minute workout was my favorite especially sliding in the mud as I ran so fast to win the relay! Preach Twin Cities that night was so cool especially hearing the next generation get fired up about Jesus. What a week! 

On mission together! 

Love, 

Evelyn 

3.19.21 – Week 10

I can’t believe we are over halfway through the internship! This week we heard from Emily Langley about confession. The importance and value of confession isn’t very much preached on. But the book of James is very specific on confessing your sins regularly to God and to others. Something that stops me from doing this is the thought of what others might think of me… Something that Emily said that convicted me was “The cross of Jesus shatters all pride”. After this session I was stirred to make confession a regular practice and seek accountability with a few other interns! Afterwards Mark gave a session on Evangelism. This was SO incredibly helpful because I feel better equipped to ask spiritual questions to anyone I encounter and share the gospel! What a week of growth and lots of learning!

On mission together! 

Love, 

Evelyn 

3.26.21 – Week 11

Time is flying! This week was another great week here at the office! We learned about resume and interview etiquette this was incredibly helpful because Pulse doesn’t just care about what you do for them but they also care about you and your plans after the internship. I learned so much about strengthening my LinkedIn and will be doing some applying to jobs afterwards! Our chapel session dove deep into apologetics! I am so passionate about Jesus but sometime struggle to share that in a way that nonbelievers would understand. So this was very helpful! I definitely feel better equipped to answer harder questions relating to evolution and sexuality. Can’t wait to take this back to the mission field at UST. 

On mission together! 

Love, 

Evelyn 

4.2.21 – Week 12

Another GREAT day in the office! After prayer today we watched The Heart of Man! WHICH I HIGHLY RECOMMEND! It brought me to tears. The plot revolves around many testimonies and woven into the story is the story of the prodigal son. I won’t spoil too much but the movie really conveys our father’s great love. A couple girls and I were talking about how we wanted a relationship chapel session… well God heard us! The relationship session was absolutely AMAZING! Growing up in a non-Christian home I never knew how to approach dating so this was so helpful in pursuing a future  Christ centered relationship. Right now I am stewarding my singleness and working on my relationship with Jesus. Lots of learning and growing! 

On mission together! 

Love, 

Evelyn 

4.9.21 – Week 13

Easter week! WOOHOO He is risen! The highlight of this week was our Good Friday global broadcast! It was a very long day full of joy and awe for what God is doing across the world. Millions of people came to Christ through our service and it was so humbling to see pictures of children in Africa gathered around a CELL PHONE SCREEN attentively accepting the gospel. I got to serve by monitoring the Spanish broadcast on our website and doing the Spanish commenting! What an incredible day! God is using Pulse to reach His beloved. PRAISE! 

On mission together! 

Love, 

Evelyn 

4.16.21 – Week 14

Ahhh a month left of this internship and I can’t imagine what comes next. This week we talked about God’s will. Which was definitely a word for me. I struggle with thinking that God’s will is just a dot and that if I don’t follow through I’m out of his will. In reality God is so loving that He uses my mistakes for His glory. I always ask “What’s God’s will for my life?” When the question should really be “What is God’s will?” Because God doesn’t exist to fulfill my purpose, I EXIST TO FUFILL HIS! In this season of my life I find myself at a corner of a cross walk with school, relationships and all things unknown. I have been feeling uneasy but this was just what I needed to lean in closer to the prince of peace.  Truth is I don’t know what’s next but I trust that He holds tomorrow! 🙂 

On mission together! 

Love, 

Evelyn 

4.23.21 – Week 15

This week will go in the books with Chauvin’s trial. With all the George Floyd protests we called off work in the office and decided to gather online. During prayer it was so powerful to lift up our city amidst the spiritual warfare and restlessness that has been over the people of Minneapolis. A couple of interns and I decided to gather in Albertville in a coffee shop for a sense of community during these hard times. This is something I am learning to do because we aren’t designed to do life alone but together instead. As the verdict was announced that afternoon 

It was relieving to see that Chauvin was held accountable. This was a great reminder that our world is broken and we await the day when every tear will be wiped away and the former things will have passed. We must continue praying. 

On mission together! 

Love, 

Evelyn