A Discipleship Training School (DTS) is a five month course, three months of what is called the Lecture Phase. It is twelve intensive weeks of classes on a wide variety of topics, like The Father Heart of God, World Missions, Hearing the Voice of God, etc... The last two months is called the Practical Phase, or the Outreach, where the principles learned in the first twelve weeks are put into practice on an international level. It is cross cultural and for this particular DTS will be multi-national, the first part being in Cuba, (or somewhere else for those who don´t feel ready for Cuba) and then other nations to be determined.
The cost for the Lecture Phase is $1200, which covers food, housing, and transportation, the price of the lecture phase is determined later in the school, but it is recommended that students be prepared for about $1500-$2000 for the outreach phase, which includes airfare, food, other transportation, and housing. Those who complete the DTS can then take secondary schools if desired. Here in Heredia we have the School of Frontier Missions (SOFM) which begins in April, and the Environment and Resource Stewardship School (EARS) which takes place every January. The DTS begins on September 12th and ends mid-February. For more information, or to apply: (www.ywamheredia.com)
I just finished this book, No Greater Love, by Kathi Macias. It was really good. It is written loosely based on historical events and set in Pretoria, South Africa during the violent upheaval.
Forbidden Romance - Race issues
Unlikely Martyr - tear jerking
Unlikely Hero - didn't see it coming.
Bye for now!