Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The preparation.

So. The time has come to start my blog. In this I'm hoping to keep you all (whoever that may be) posted on what's happening in my life. As you know I am getting ready to head out to Colorado in a matter of weeks to begin my discipleship training school (DTS) with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). It's a pretty new and exciting time in my life. Its going to be a big adjustment to move away from my family, friends, and church, and I know I'm going to miss my life here terribly. But yet I have a very deep inner-peace about it all because I know this is exactly where God wants me at this point in my life.

So I suppose I should explain a bit about what exactly I'm going to be doing out in Colorado. Well. To start I am leaving on September 27th. When I get there I will meet up with about 40 other people who will be doing this DTS with me. The DTS includes about 12 weeks of what is called the lecture phase. During this time I will be learning about ministry and basically deepening my faith. Then when those 12 weeks are done I'll be leaving Eagle Rock (that the name of the base I'm staying at in Colorado) and going out of the country for 8 weeks. The 8 week period is called the outreach phase. I don't know where I'll be going yet but as soon as I know I will let  you all know. So thats what I'm going to be doing for 5 months. Its going to be life changing and very stretching for me.

So thats what lies ahead for me. Its pretty cool to see God already use this experience to advance His name. For example. At work (I'm a waitress at my parents restaurant) customers ask about what my plans are for the fall and I'm able to tell them about this experience. It's always interesting to see there reactions. Some people have no idea what I'm talking about and others offer encouragement to me.

Thats about it for now. I'll be updating again probably as the time to leave fast approaches. Its amazing how fast time flies when you have so much to get done. Well so long for now.

1 comment:

  1. Yay Janelle! Another blogging buddy :) I can't wait to hear all about your time with YWAM, and to see where you will be going on outreach!