This past week we had the honor of serving YWAM San Miguel Chicaj as the 1st teachers in their first ever Discipleship Training School! Our theme for the week was Intimacy with God and the Intercessor. What was initially suppose to be a week where David taught to 5 Achi (the local people group) students turned into a week where both of us got to share with and minister to this great group of world changers!
Right from the very first day, we could see that the Lord has something special for this group and that He is calling them to step out and become true lovers of Jesus. Our sense was that we needed to bring a message of love throughout the week that does not just increase the knowledge of the students and staff, but draws them into the Most Holy Place with Jesus where their hearts are transformed and filled with His love. So in response to this direction we felt we received from the Lord, we decided to talk extensively about going into that secret, intimate place and that it is only out of that Most Holy Place that we can really expect to see His Kingdom come and His Will be done on this earth as it is in Heaven.
The week ended strong as we decided to send the students out into the community on a "treasure hunt" where they asked God to lead them to specific people and lavish His love on them. The idea is ask God for some specifics about the people He wants us to find (how they are dressed, where they will be, prayer needs, etc) and then go out as He leads us and find the people. This proved to be quite the challenge for the students and staff as many had never done anything like it before, however, as the groups came back, it was clear that God had done some amazing things on the streets as many were just beaming with excitement! In fact, as the stories of what happened were shared, we realized that 2 of the groups actually were directed to the exact same guy and both groups not only found him, but ministered so deeply to him and his situation, that he said that he wanted to enter into a relationship with Jesus! Praise the Lord!
All in all, we had an amazing week in San Miguel Chicaj and are so thankful for everyone that took the time to pray for us throughout the week! We cannot wait to see how He continues to minister to this group of students as they continue with their DTS! Please join us over the next 5 months in praying for each one of them and for His Kingdom to come and His Will to be done in their lives as it is in Heaven.