May 2022 Update

May 2022 Update

May 15th, 2022 | Vol. 3 No. 5

SCHOOL & TRAINING

DBS Discovers "Red Thread"

DBS

Our Discipleship Training School is running again this quarter. During the school, students discover that the Bible is one big story connected by the "Red Thread" of God's plan of redemption for humanity throughout all 66 books. Students individually study each book paying special attention to God's character and nature, and find Biblical action principles that they then apply to their own lives. Since one of the goals of the school is to be transformed by these applications, this quarter we've taken a more active step to achieve this goal. The students are gathering and sharing each week the ways they are applying what they're learning. It is so exciting to see how passionately students share their new revelations with others and experience visible change in their lives.

DBS

ReClaimed Testimony

Instead of a written testimony this month, we have a new video format. ReClaimed is a special mini-series we'll be releasing over the next couple of months alongside these updates. The series is dedicated to sharing stories of personal transformation and how God works in our lives. Each episode focuses on someone's life in our community and how God has transformed them. We hope that these stories can be an encouragement to you in your walk with the Lord. Click below to see the first episode on our YouTube channel!

ReClaimed Episode #1 : Andres

ReClaimed Episode #1 : Andres

OUTREACH

Q1 DTS Sends 3 Outreach Teams

Q1 DTS

DTS OUTREACH

Romania Team

Romania Team

The three main ministries the Romania team has been engaged in are street evangelism, working with Ukrainian refugees, and working in a Romani (Gypsy) village. The people in Romania have been very open to deep conversations, and God has given the team amazing opportunities to speak into people’s lives. Twice a week, they have been working with Ukrainian refugees at a refugee center. This has been a mix of practical services like cooking & cleaning while sharing the love of Jesus as much as possible. They also have been going frequently to a Romani village to put on a kid's program, distribute food, and visit individual families. During Easter, the team facilitated an Easter service where people encountered and accepted Jesus into their hearts for the first time! There is a spirit of religion over Romania and the team has been working to come against in the opposite spirit. God’s desire is to bring these people into deeper relationships with Him and be transformed by His love, and we are so thankful to be a part of what God is doing in Romania!

DTS OUTREACH

North Africa Team

North Africa Team

Our North Africa team has been especially passionate and enjoyed every ministry opportunity they have had. Over the last month and a half, they have been busy doing home visits, park ministry, and working with refugees at the R3 center. The team feels tremendously blessed to be part of God's plan for North Africa. They have developed a deep heart for the people and land. They have been able to sow seeds of the gospel and see people turn from their lives of sin and follow Jesus. It has been truly amazing! Having the opportunity to restore dignity and respect to refugees through the R3 center and house visits have shown them that healing and restoration are possible in the darkest hours of each of our lives.

DTS OUTREACH

South Africa Team

South Africa Team

Our South Africa team has been blessed with an abundance of different ways to make an impact. Since arriving, they have been ministering in Worcester and Muizenberg. The team has been working closely with several existing ministries focused on different areas such as a local Christian school, homeless shelters, a safe house for former human-trafficking victims, and a rehab center. The team has also been reaching out to some of the under-developed townships on the edges of the cities. While working with the homeless shelter the team was able to evangelize several former gang members. All throughout the outreach, the team has had wonderful opportunities to share the love of Christ in both practical and spiritual avenues. This has been profoundly impactful both to the team and the people they are reaching out to.

FORGING THE FUTURE

Prayer Day Goes to Strategic Locations

prayer day

Once a quarter our entire community takes a day solely for worship, intercession, and prayer. These prayer days have been instrumental in the spiritual development and formation of our community. Over the course of our story, many great breakthroughs, initiatives, and releases have come from these special days. The prayer day for this quarter was especially impactful as we sought the Lord's heart for our ministry and the French-speaking part of Switzerland. For a portion of the day, we sent teams out to pray in many strategic locations around Lake Geneva including Ouchy, Morges, and Mont Pelerin. We also had an impactful time of intercession for the nations on the 4k map of the world. We are immensely thankful for all that God imparted to us over the course of this special day and look forward to seeing how it continues to shape our ministry and lives to be even more closely aligned with Him.

4k map