A little sample of base life…

We are now into our 5th week of the DTS lecture phase. The first 4 have flown by with great teachings, outreach opportunities and fellowship. The base has settled in to a routine and all of us here seem to have found our place within the YWAM Drakensberg family.

Here is a sample of a typical week:

Monday-Thursday:
7:30 Breakfast
9:30-13:00 Lectures
13:00 Lunch
16:00 Work duties (cleaning, cooking, gardening, maintenance etc)
18:00 Dinner

Monday:
8:00 Base worship
19:00 Missions Evening

Tuesday:
8:00 Students give a Chapel Talk (preparation for speaking on outreach)
14:00 Outreach preparation

Wednesday:
8:00 Base Intercession
13:00 Outreach to local Primary school (lunch after)
15:00 Outreach to a local ministry

Thursday:
8:00 Bible Teachings/ Study
Afternoon – “one-on-ones” Where the students meet with one of the staff 1:1. I meet with 2 of the girls. It is a privilege to hear what God is doing in their lives as they process the week and to be able to give them encouragement and support them through prayer.
19:00 Community Night

Friday:
7:30 Breakfast
8:00-11:00 Lectures
11:00-13:00 Small group
13:00 Outreach to local Primary school
14:00 Lunch
14:30 Work duties (cleaning, cooking, gardening, maintenance etc)
18:00 Dinner

The outreaches seem to be a highlight for the students at the moment. The local primary schools love the skits and messages that are brought to them; even more so when they get a chance to re-enact the skits themselves! We’ve also done some painting and, during the school holidays, assisted with a youth club.

Weekends are usually free. A few weekends ago we participated in a Healing Conference and Workshop. God did amazing works during that weekend, in us and in the community, leaving us uplifted, tired and eager for the teaching of the following week which was on the Holy Spirit.

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