It’s crazy to think that we have only been here two weeks now, and it already feels like we’ve been here so much longer. The community and relationships that we’ve been building these past couple of weeks have been amazing, and for me its really awesome because it’s something that I’ve never truly been able to experience. There is something so special about living life with a bunch of people who just have heart after God, and have a desire to become vulnerable and really lead a life that honors God. Its been pretty cool already seeing God move and work in these peoples heart in just the short time that we’ve been here.
This week in lectures, our topic is “Life Calling: Discipling Nations” where we have been working through our gifts and our talents, and learning that they aren’t only meant to be used within the church, but within the 7 spheres of the bible. Which consists of government, religion, family, education, celebration, business, media and communications. Although for me in the beginning this topic was a little confusing I found it super cool that if we really study the bible, we are able to find ways that it reflects or can relate to one of the 7 spheres. Now as awesome as that has been, that isn’t what I wanna talk about.
This week we found out where we will be going on outreach. We were given 15 minutes to pray and talk with God about where he wanted us to go. The very first thought in my head was that there was no way I was going to be able to pick a location in that 15 minutes and be 100% sure that was where God was calling me. One of the main reasons I came to YWAM DP was to be stretched out of my comfort zone and to really learn to trust God with everything that I had and this was definitely a situation where I had to do that. Choosing the most expensive outreach location for me meant, the more money, the more trust I would need to put in God, and trust that this is his plan and that He would provide financially. There is something so cool about giving God your everything, and trusting that he is going to provide because in a time where I would usually be panicking and freaking out I have complete peace and trust that it will all work out. God is so good and I’ve been learning so much about who He is and who I am, and I cannot wait to see how God will have completely transformed my heart when this time is over. I guess you could say I never want this to end.
Alexandra Lemay – DTS Student, October, 2015