My friend Richard and the YWAM location in Las Vegas are running an amazing school starting in 3 weeks. If you are looking for something life changing to do this is it. Below are the details, I fully believe in these people and in this school.
Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world and today, more than ever, people need to hear of the love, hope and salvation of Jesus Christ. Come join us in Las Vegas for the Abolitionist Discipleship Training School, where you will be trained to do just that.
A DTS is a five month life-changing program designed to help you “know God and make Him known.” It is a time for you to seek God’s face, hear His voice and discover who God made you to be. Putting aside all the distractions of life, you can focus on God and His heart for the nations. It’s a time to step out of your comfort zone and give God your whole heart and your whole life. DTS will open your eyes to God’s heart for a hurting world and see Him use you to change it.
The first three months involve extensive and intensive training. You will be discipled together with others from all over the world who are passionately seeking God’s heart. Our guest speakers come from dynamic ministries all over the world to share on topics like: Hearing God’s voice, The Father Heart of God, Evangelism, Spiritual Warfare, and Worldview. Every week is a new topic incorporating 12 hours of lectures and each day you will experience time alone with God, group interaction, instruction, fellowship, worship, intercession and time to study and process all that God is doing in your life.
On top of your own personal relationship with God, you will be trained by experts in the field of human trafficking on how to get involved in direct services for victims, how to research and identify trafficked areas and how to work with local and federal law enforcement on the issue. Each week students will also participate in local outreaches and assignments here in Las Vegas to put it all into practice.
The next two months will be overseas on the mission field working with anti-trafficking organizations and trafficked victims. You will be able to choose to go either to Thailand to work with agencies there, or to India and Nepal. Both locations offer plenty of challenge, culture and opportunity and both will stretch you and open your eyes to a world you have never seen, forcing you to put feet to your faith and trust in God more than ever before. Here you will have the opportunity to be Jesus to someone who has never heard of the love and forgiveness of God. It is here on the mission field that God is able to produce the biggest change both in and through your life.
Debrief and Graduation:
Upon return from overseas students will go through a final week of teaching and debrief back in Las Vegas before graduating from the school and taking their next step in their calling- whether that’s back home or going into full-time ministry. The Abolitionist DTS will give you the tools to tackle whatever is next for you and your experience be remembered for the rest of your life. Are you ready?
Dates: August 8th 2011 to January 20th 2012
Cost: $3,495 for lecture phase
Outreach: $2,800-3,500 (Estimated- prices dependent upon location and airfare)
For more info check out their site here.