By Roberta Dirgėlaitė
Alumna TRANSFORM training 2018 - Serving with Scripture Union Lithuania
Quite a few months leading up to the past summer were rough. After 9 years of trying my best to follow Christ in my own strength, I had developed detrimental self-criticism, poisonous perfectionism and a persistent judgment of others and myself. These lions as I like to call them robbed me of my joy and left me feeling emotionally burnt out.
However, God had other plans for my life so I could face those painful lions. It wasn’t my plan, but His to sign up for Leadership Lab International and this is how my story of Summer 2018 begins. God called me to this place. It was not a voice — rather I felt it in my innermost being that He wanted me to go.
I arrived at the DPB House in Severin na Kupi, Croatia not knowing what was the reason God had brought me there. I had nothing to offer and stood there only because I truly believed it was God’s idea. I prayed asking God to show His face and show me what was next.
Little did I know that there is where my Heavenly Father who knows all hearts would dig deep down into mine to uncover things I did not even realize I was holding onto. I obeyed His lead thus He took over the reins of my life and started a pruning process that would set me free to live joyfully for Him.
Thank you for your support of Leadership Lab International (LLI) through prayer and giving. Together, we are stepping alongside young leaders so they are not thrust into ministry without receiving mentored training. Your partnership with us is such a blessing to the young people who come through LLI as you can read from Roberta’s story.
Steve, you are part of this growing ministry that God is advancing to prepare young leaders in Christian character as they prepare to serve Him. Through LLI, we have the privilege of pouring our lives into the next generation as they learn to lead and become relational disciples committed to God’s kingdom work around the world.
As we draw closer to the end of 2018, would you take a moment to support LLI as we seek to mentor and train more young leaders in 2019. Your gifts will help make it possible for us to finish the new LLI Cabin (House of Rest) enabling LLI to take the next step in providing mentored training year-round. During this season, we are trusting God will raise up the final $30,000.00 for this much needed addition to the DPB House Training Center.
God also provided matching funds up to $7,000.00 and both through prayer and donations we're seeing Him provide the resources needed so the doors of the cabin may be opened for 2019.
Hoping You have a Blessed New Year,
P.S. Your special gift will help us take one step closer to providing year-round mentoring possible for young women and men. Thank you for considering making a year-end gift!