DTS: The Preparations

In 44 days, I will be leaving the United States.

For those who don’t know, I’m doing a six-month Discipleship Training School (DTS) with Youth with a Mission (YWAM) starting in January, and starting in England (see that country house in the image above? That’s where I’ll be staying from January to early April). To learn more about what prompted me to make this decision, check out my first DTS-related blog from last year.

Here’s what I have to do between now and then:

  • Apply for and be issued a visa for England
  • Raise the remaining financial support ($2,500)
  • Start a Facebook group for shorter updates
  • Purchase a few necessities for the trip (such as a large rucksack)

While those goals are the practical and logistical necessities, and are definitely important, I don’t want to neglect heart preparation in the process. When I’m home for extended periods of time, it’s very easy for me to simply not do much. I don’t want to spend these next 44 days on autopilot, just waiting for January to come around. Please pray that I won’t waste this time on trivial things, but that I will spend this time seeking God (as well as making the most of my remaining time at home with friends and family).

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