Welcome to the DTS!
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (NKJV)
This is perhaps is one of the best-known verses in the Bible. There is another version that says that “faith demonstrates the reality of what we expect; It is the evidence of things we cannot see”. Jesus once said that “all things are possible for those who believe” (Mark 9:23) and over the last few months, this has been the reality we have experienced.
Our “Voice for the Voiceless” DTS was born with a strong foundation of faith, believing what many would not have thought possible; leaders took steps of faith without seeing where they were heading.
By faith, a group began to be formed that was willing to share God’s dream; their faith and obedience has now resulted in students eager to know God and to find out how they can experience change in their lives.
In November, a team of six people were entrusted to lead the new DTS. They were part of the Transformation ministry, a ministry that had never run a school before, but God was speaking to them and forcing them out of their comfort zone.
Where to start? They needed a team.
They started to pray and the Holy Spirit kept bringing words of confirmation and encouragement to continue to have faith and believe in what still looked very far off. The story of Peter became a point of reference to understand how the faith that Jesus taught us works.
Then Peter called to him, “Lord, if it is really you, tell me to come to you, walking on the water.”
“Yes, come,” Jesus said.
So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. But when he saw the strong wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink.
“Save me Lord!” he shouted. Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him.
“You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”
When they climbed back into the boat, the wind stopped. Then the disciples worshiped him.
“You really are the son of God!” they exclaimed.
Matthew 14:28-33 (NLT)
It was time to put our faith into practice and so our prayers turned into words of thanksgiving and worship, praising God for what he was already doing. As the days and weeks passed, the team grew to 12 people, sufficient to lead a school of students.
But the work did not end there, the most important part was still missing: the students themselves.
These twelve people began to declare that students would come from the farthest parts of the Earth, that God would touch hearts to draw to this new school those who were called to receive and to bring about change in the world in the area of social justice.
And so we started to receive application forms from the United States, Argentina, India, Mexico, Germany and Spain; finally, we have six students who will be trained up to become voices for the voiceless.
God responds according to our level of faith; He always wants to speak and His answers are in His Word…