We knew that the time we had to prepare for a “normal” School of Discipleship was short, but we wanted to see if the God had something in works. The Lord did move in people’s lives, but not in our imagined way. The Myer family, Andrew, Melissa, and their four kids, are going to move down for this three month season. They are another couple who met down here during a school, got married and spent time here as a family serving and teaching in the school.
Because of information about the school seven people expressed interest, but because of various reasons some could not commit to the whole school. Please pray for one of them, a young man who had survived cancer but it came back after he had already applied. He is still going to spend a week with us, and we hope that we can be a blessing to him while he’s here. Besides, the Lord is not constrained by one week or three months to do a significant work in a persons life.
All the other’s who had applied still chose to come on as staff in spite of there not being enough students for a school. Also, some of our staff were hoping to participate. So, there will be no charge for those who do come down. They will join and serve as staff.
So, we are making some adjustments for the next three months and are going to focus on discipleship. Every day at 10 a.m. there will be an hour of teaching, and everyone who is available will be invited to participate. A few evenings of the week will have either teachings, koinonea, or Spirit led services. Three of us will be teaching on the fundamentals of the faith, the book of Acts, and a survey of the bible. Miguel will continue to teach Sunday morning church. But ultimately it is the kids who teach the greatest lessons of love, patience, grace, mercy, and longsuffering.
As the Lord leads and according to what we learn through this season, we are hoping to have a School of Discipleship next fall and we’ll be sending out a notice of that in the next couple of months. That way people will have proper time to plan accordingly.
Please be praying for everyone; kids, staff, and teachers during this season.
Thank you, and may God richly bless you.