I thought I'd share a bit about this course I've been accepted for, in the hope you'd have more understanding as to why I've made this decision! After speaking with a good friend, he recommended this course in Hawaii, as he knew people who'd had a good experience there & thought it would suit me well.
Firstly, for those who don't know, the discipleship training course is split between a lecture phase & an outreach phase, lasting 5 months in total. The first 3 months will consist of classroom based teaching, where I'll learn about things such as hearing God's voice, character & nature, identity etc. The outreach phase will be spent in another country (yet to be told - in the past they've been to Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Panama), sharing God's love through helping with medical clinics, women & children or pairing up with a local church.
There are different types of discipleship courses, tailored for different needs and depending on where you're at in your walk with God. I've chosen the 'Crossroads' DTS, but others are suited to people who have families, have a passion for media etc. The Crossroads DTS is designed for people who have had some work/life experience and are seeking God for what's next. I worked at Rolls-Royce from the age of 16 - 25 and left last year to pursue my passion for music production, working closely with my good friend 'Kingdom Rapper'. I've enjoyed the experience and I've been blessed to have worked with someone like Benji who's been making a name for himself for some time now. Although my passion for music remains, I've felt a strong desire to spend time learning more about God and my identity in him. I want to make this my priority, as ultimately I believe that the greatest investment we can make is our relationship with God!
If you've read this and feel as though you'd like to support me in this decision, then I'd be really grateful for any donations made. I appreciate it's a long way to go, but I trust that God will supply the funds if it's the right place to be.
Thank you & God bless.