I am happy to tell you I have finished my first month of DTS. I arrived back in September, and I was able to spend time with my family for eight days before arriving in Davao. Currently, I am enjoying my time here in Davao. The staff and my classmates are very kind. I am also blessed by the lectures for the past weeks and have received many new revelations. As of now, I have mostly adapted to the place, culture, and weather.
I have learned and studied topics such as the Nature of God, Hearing God’s Voice, The Kingdom of God, and The Word of God. Right now, I am in my 5th lecture on Worship as a Lifestyle. Other than that, I am also preparing for my two-week midterm outreach from November 11 to 24, which will be at a church in Carmen Augusan Del Norte. I will be doing church ministry, door-to-door ministry, and reaching out to the people in the mountains.
I want to thank you for very much for your prayers and support these past months. It has been a help for me and in my journey. Right now, I noticed that a good portion of my classmates are not able to pay their student fees due to financial limitations. So please pray for them, and if you feel like supporting them, you can donate to them via PayPal firstname.lastname@example.org. Afterword, please email me at email@example.com when you do so.
Again, thank you so much for your prayers and support.
With heartfelt thanks,
I'm thrilled to share some exciting news with you. Through hard work and your generous support, I've successfully gathered the funds needed for my upcoming journey to the Philippines and my Discipleship Training School (DTS). Your prayers and generous support have been a huge encouragement to me during this journey.
As I prepare to say goodbye to family and friends here in the US, I'm filled with gratitude for the time we've shared. Upon arriving in the Philippines, I'll spend almost two weeks with my family. Then, in October, I'll head to my DTS for this next phase of life.
I want to express my deepest appreciation for your belief in me. Your support has made this adventure possible, and I look forward to sharing my experiences and growth with you along the way. Thank you for being a vital part of this journey.
With heartfelt thanks,
As you might have heard from my dad, I am excited to share with you my upcoming journey. This October, I will be embarking on a transformative adventure - my Discipleship Training School (DTS) - in my birthplace of Davao, Philippines.
Before this summer began, my sister Michaella and I were planning a vacation to visit our family. During our planning discussions, my mom introduced the idea of a DTS in Davao. After much reflection and prayer, I felt a strong sense of God's calling to embark on this path.
The journey begins on September 19th, as Michaella and I fly to the Philippines. Our plan involves spending two weeks reconnecting with family in Manila, and then I will proceed to Davao for the DTS.
My decision to attend this school is rooted in a desire to deepen my relationship with the Lord, to reconnect with my home country and city, to experience the joys of mission work, and to discern my calling in life.
So far, God has been guiding my steps towards this journey. Through DoorDashing, Michaella and I have already secured our plane tickets for Manila and Davao. However, I still need support to cover the remaining expenses for the lecture phase and the outreach portion of the DTS.
At this point, I am aiming to raise approximately $4000 to cover the overall costs. While I am actively working towards this goal, I am reaching out to you for your support. Would you give to my DTS journey by clicking here? Your generosity would greatly assist me in making this experience possible.
I want to express my sincere gratitude for taking the time to read this and for considering supporting me on this journey of faith, growth, and service. Your support, whether through contributions or prayers, means the world to me.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity.
Learn more about what a DTS is by watching the video below
After growing up in a family in missions, Lemuel prayed about what to do after high school. God has led him to step out and do a DTS (Discipleship Training School) in his city of birth, Davao, Philippines. This is his newsletters of his journey.