Hi! My name is Emelie, I’m 19 years old and come from Sweden. During this first 6 weeks on DTS some recurring themes have been forgiveness, the character of God and His love for us. As a group of 34 students we have gotten to know each other and been drawn closely together. Through lectures God has challenged me to let him break old patterns and hard stuff in my life, in exchange he has given me more freedom and light in my life. When I heard that this week was going to be Ministry Week, I felt like it was a natural part of giving out what we have been taught and sharing some of our passion for God.
Being a missionary is so much more than just doing things, it’s all about loving people! This was something I learned a couple of weeks ago when we had a session about ministry. The best way to be a disciple is to focus on learning and listening in order to get to know the culture and build relationships. My prayer during this week was “Break my heart for what breaks Yours”, something I think God has been working on within me.
Ministry Week consisted of being in town, speaking with people, and praying for some of them. We also spent time at the high school teaching and doing exercises on the topic of unity. We spent time with teens in different churches and arranged a soccer tournament for kids. What touched my heart the most was a prayer walk we did in San Mateo, a really poor area on the island. To see the people living in houses
surrounded by garbage and water, with planks as bridges between buildings – it makes me wonder where Jesus was in all the poverty. But for Jesus there is no hopelessness! He is there as much as anywhere else. To pray blessings and light over the people’s lives felt like an honor, especially when we had the opportunity to do it for a 3 month old baby boy. We have a great God and our prayers make a difference!
Emelie Bohlin – September DTS Leadership 2012