Wow! The month has seriously flown by, it feels like I just landed yesterday and now our DTS students are arriving! This time of preparation has been fantastic, so many things to learn, so much to do! Let me fill you in a little bit on what I have been up to in this past month.
As most of you know, I hit the ground running, as soon as I landed I was heading straight to a conference where I would be part of the team leading the youth program. Needless to say, it was totally awesome! Our program included games to get to know the youth, bible study, worship, a trip to the beach for team activities, and possibly the longest game of capture the flag I have ever played in my life! We also joined the main conference and listened to the speakers there, we heard awesome testimonies and teachings. Working with the youth really refreshed my heart, this is what I had been preparing and waiting all summer to be a part of again. It felt like coming home, and made me even more excited for the coming DTS.
After we came home from the conference, it was straight to DTS staff training. We came together as a DTS staff (there’s only four of us) and went over “what a DTS really is, and how is it supposed to function, what is the purpose of it?”. We went over teachings on what our roles and responsibilities as staff in the DTS, and how we can create the best environment for the students to grow. It was a lot to learn, and my studies are far from over, but I am thrilled for the opportunity to take on this new role and grow as a leader.
The next big event to happen was staff days, where all the staff that work here at Borgen gather together to talk about the new year. The ministries taking place, the dreams we have for new ones, what this season will look like, and ultimately to spend time in prayer and worship together. It was like a family gathering, and I am so blessed to be a part of this family and its ministries.
Between, DTS staff training, staff days, and now until the students arrive it is all DTS prep time. We as a staff are planning everything, the daily/weekly schedules, assigning responsibilities, creating assignments, events to participate in, etc. I absolutely love it, I’m so excited to see this DTS unfold and see God at work in the student’s hearts!
Besides that, I have been enjoying hiking, fishing and exploring my surroundings, the Lord really knew what He was doing when He created all this beautiful nature around us.
That sums it all up pretty much! I survived the first month! I’m so excited and blessed to share this journey of serving God with you all, stay tuned for more updates!