The Adventurer’s Heart – October 2018
By Brandt Overman
My experience in this Discipleship Training School (DTS) is different from the last two Disciple Training Schools and this group of students is experiencing different challenges from last year’s DTS. That is a good thing for developing one’s character. Every DTS student has seasons of life where they will experience God more deeply or seasons when God transforms their hearts. Also, this month has been a time where I have felt my faith beginning to stretch and grow stronger. I have given Him my heart during those moments when I felt conflicts, weaknesses, strengths, joys, and loves,
Growing in Love
Another thing I have been learning from the scriptures is Matthew 22:37-39:
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
I have read those verses so many times and have pondered many times what love means to me and how to apply it to my life, and how to show that love well. I am intentional in showing love without any romantic hints or expecting something in return. In this season I have realized that in the past I had been seeking love for myself but now, I am seeking God with all intentionality. . .
Being Intentional in the Community
My primary love language is
Last weekend, my friend Brandi, who was also a student in my DTS, came to DC interpret for two weeks in this DTS. We were able to catch up on all the news at the brand new ASL Starbucks in DC. It was awesome to see a coffee shop in full ASL mode and I was distracted by all the flocking hands!
Finally, Friday night, I got a chance to meet all UNCG friends who live around, or in DC, for a mini-reunion dinner and I enjoyed being able to reconnect with them. I felt I have seen so much change in all of our lives since we were last together two years ago.
I learned to be intentional about enjoying time with friends instead of just working 40 hours a week.
In conclusion, I love being here in DC and Maryland!
Building the Foundation
Right now, I am starting to figure my plans
My hope is to move to Frederick which is in northern Maryland and work in a coffee
- Possible moving to Frederick, Maryland
- Financial support for living expenses
- Potential job
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