We recently had 52 people return from the Fall school outreaches to Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and another big country in Asia. They were divided into 6 teams, 4 teams from the DTS and 2 from the SBFM. It was a busy week of debriefing leading up to their graduation. During this time, we heard reports of how God used these young people to reach out to people in Asia and it was truly inspiring. Our teams engaged in a variety of means to advance the Kingdom of God such as street evangelism, teaching seminars to new believers, intercession times, and working with orphans. One team had the privilege of being some of the first foreigners to teach and encourage Christians who have been isolated in a remote area from a restricted access nation. Another team saw over 380 people give their lives to Jesus in Nepal. In all of these ministry endeavors we serve alongside long term ministries and/or local churches. These partners continue the discipleship of new Christians and pioneer new endeavors which we are so blessed to serve with our short-term teams.
We recently sent out 36 people in 4 outreach teams from the Winter session. They will be returning to Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Nepal to pick up where the previous teams left off.
With less than a week in between, we just began the Spring session of DTS on April 5. They will be here for 12 weeks before going to Asia for the outreach phase. Since this is a much smaller session (11 Students) we will be using this quarter to have more training for our long term staff as well as a follow-up to our SBFM training.