Week five of the Ship DTS has just ended--we spent last week diving into the Bible with Helen Middleton, who is also the school leader. We've been learning some of the keys on how to do inductive Bible study. Specifically throughout the week we have been looking at the book of Philemon in the New Testament. We've had to do research regarding that period of time and the specific people the letter was written to. We've slowly and surely been able to discover truth within and also have gained new perspective!
In about three week's time, we will be flying up to Papua New Guinea to soon after, meet up with the medical ship for outreach! There is still lots to get together before then...we are excited to see what God does in and through us all!
Here's a bit of an overview of one student's journey thus far:
"When I was at home, I was the perfect example of a Sunday Christian. I grew up in Christian family and went to church every single Sunday. I knew there was so much more to having a relationship with God but I lacked the motivation to make the changes I needed to in my life. Before DTS, God was never very real for me and the whole concept of actively spending time with God everyday was also not real for me. Since the start of DTS, I have been pushed way outside of my comfort zone. God is continually revealing himself to me and I am developing a day to day relationship with Him. For the first time in my life I am experiencing God and He is finally real to me. I am learning to walk in His truth as well. It’s so exciting for me to look back at where I was 4 weeks ago and to see how much I have grown since then. I know I have so much more to learn and am going to grow so much more in the rest of my time here. I pray that I would continue to have a growing courage to step out in faith and follow what God has planned for me."