Friday, August 9, 2013

We are leading a DTS outreach team!

At the moment, Felipe is working with a Community Development focused Discipleship Training School (DTS) here at YWAM Belo Horizonte. What exactly is a DTS? Click HERE to find out. 

During the first 3 months of the DTS, the students are in the "lecture phase" where they hear teachings on a variety of subjects.  



During the last 2 months of the school, the students are in the "outreach phase" where they go on a missions outreach to experience a taste of what life is like in missions.     
So our BIG NEWS is that Felipe and I will be leading a DTS outreach team!



Our outreach locations are two major cities in Brazil: São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. During October and November we will be leading a small team of DTS students to these cities to serve in projects working in slums and poor communities.   Since the DTS has a focus of working with community development, we are organizing opportunities for the students to specifically work in this area, here in Brazil. 



We are excited about this opportunity!!!

It came a little unexpected, but we really sense God leading us and challenging us to embrace this chance to serve and grow in new ways.  While we were in the USA, earlier this year, we prayed about leading a DTS outreach team. We sent an email offering to help, but never heard back.  We assumed that our help was not needed, but we prayed and surrendered it into God's hands.  We planned on spending the remainder of the year in Belo Horizonte, serving in other ways.  Yet, God had other plans... 

In July, Felipe was approached about leading a DTS outreach team, but it would not be confirmed 100% until the DTS actually started.  So now that the DTS is up and running, it has been confirmed...  
We are in fact leading an outreach team!

Since hearing this news my heart has been full of expectancy of what the Lord is going to do!  This verse captures well my heart and prayer...
Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
 “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”
 ~ Isaiah 6:8 ~

Also, I find myself singing songs constantly about the Lord leading us and calling us...
I learned this song in college and have not heard it in many many years, yet recently, this is the main song God has brought to my heart over and over again.  Take a listen to this old school song...



Please pray...

Please be in prayer for us as we plan and organize everything for the outreach.  Since I am currently working with the YWAM Belo Horizonte newsletter, I have some writing deadlines I need to meet before leaving.  Thankfully I am able to do a lot of organization and editing on my own time and through email, so that will be helpful.    Also other various things need to be put in order before we travel again - in just 2 months.

  We will be in touch with more details and news  for sure!  We feel extremely honored and privileged to be able to serve the Lord in this way, and as a family in missions.  It is an awesome opportunity to be able to impact poor communities and children at risk, not only in the city of Belo Horizonte, but also in two major cities, that have much need here in the nation of Brazil.

May God's kingdom come and His will be done as we GO for Him!

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