Saturday, 1st July
The subject of the FTTA graduation was Living as Open Vessels in Ordinary Days Under the Divine Dispensing.
This was extremely similar to the topic from the FTTL graduation last month! We felt like the Lord really wanted to reiterate this point to us that we need to be open vessels and be under His daily, normal, steady dispensing!
We saw the library and personal and group study areas, and enjoyed all the verses on the walls.
The FTTA Training Centre seems like a really lovely environment to dive into the Word and the ministry, both personally in private study, and in group study times!
There was even one section with the key verses and footnotes from the Recovery Version showing the stages of transformation of a loving seeker of the Lord! (Click to see these images larger.)
Those of us here will be joining the Semiannual Training which starts on Monday (more will be joining the SoCal trip on the 9th, after the Training). For around half of us, this is our first time at the Semiannual Training. Please pray for our being open to the Lord and to His dispensing!
We also visited the first and second year classrooms, and the cafeteria (where some of us will be having our meals this coming week). The trainees also showed us the best place to fill up our water bottles 🙂 Fill us Lord!
The grounds of the MCC are truly beautiful, and a great place to walk and fellowship with the Lord and with other saints. Everything about the TC and MCC was planned and built by the saints. We can’t wait to see how Bower House will also be developed in the coming years!
There was also a special place called, “The Forest,” a lovely place to take a walk with the Lord!
We also drove across the street(!) to go to Walmart to pick up things some of us needed.
We went back down to SJC, and brother Mark took some of us on a lovely, short coastal walk in Dana Point. It was overcast and cooler than we expected, but still lovely!
We enjoyed being outdoors and being together. Praise the Lord!
Back at the meeting hall, the saints had prepared a feast for us 🙂
The SJC young people normally meet together on Saturday evenings and we enjoyed singing some of their favourite songs together with them.