Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Week 2

God has been awesome and has definitely been changing us. Last Friday we had an event called welcome to Montana night, where we all dressed up like cowboys and square-danced and played tug of war. It was awesome! I have some great pics of it on my Facebook. Last week we learned a lot about meditation, intercession, and hearing God's voice, which was awesome. I really put that to work this weekend. Over the weekend I struggled a lot with hearing God's voice, and discerning his voice from among the other voices in my head, and it was awesome. It is really cool to see how god speaks. Then yesterday, we had an hour and a half long worship session. We'll do that every monday morning. What a great way to start the week.

We also have opportunities to help with worship on base, which has been fun (and some of you know how much I enjoy this :D ). Got to play bass with the team this morning, and guitar tomorrow. Its awesome.

This week is going to be awesome too. We learning about the Father heart of God, and what our relationship with him should really look like. I know this is going to be a hard week because of a lot of my insecurities, but I am excited to see how God works. We had our first session this morning and it was awesome. It has been really cool to see God working in the people around me. I have really seen a lot of hearts change, been encouraged by a lot of people's attitudes. It's amazing.

I can use prayer that I can keep my focus on God. I am definitely learning a lot about discerning God's voice, and also that I can be open with who I am, and willing to let those around me help me through. That is very difficult for me.

O and I guess this is somewhat important too….I'M GOING TO BE IN INDIA FOR CHRISTMAS!!! We found out locations yesterday, and figured out our teams. So that is where my mission will be, which I'm super excited about. We will mostly working in Mumbai. I miss everyone back home lots!!! :)

Skylar Brown / DTS 
501 Blacktail Rd. 
Lakeside, MT 59922

P.S Someone should send me mail. I really enjoy getting letters, and will write back! :) Even if its something stupid. I enjoy mail

Monday, September 19, 2011

Day 1

So today was day 1, and it was awesome. As soon as I first walked on this base, I felt welcome. The staff here are super amazing and my fellow students are as amazing. God started to work on all of us before we even started today. God's has really been teaching me a lot through meeting new people, because I have pretty much never gone anywhere without having friends with me. Its great.

I had a great road trip getting out here; spent two days driving with Kyle Clancy, and got an opportunity to explore Glacier National Park with him before he departed. Found a church on Sunday that I like pretty well. Our group is already super close. Before we had dinner tonight, I felt that I trusted so many people already, was so close to people already, and then at dinner everyone shared their testimonies and how God brought them to this base (which took about 6 hours total woo). After this we were all just so pumped, and everything is so deep. Its really easy to jump into a real conversation here because we all have one thing in common: CHRIST!

And CHRIST is the focus of why we are here. God has already done so much in me. And it's only day 1 (well technically day 2…as of 5 minutes). Continued pray would be awesome and much appreciated, and I'll update more on what God is doing soon! Specific things I could use prayer for:
-Humility. I want to become nothing and have Christ be my something.
-I want to have a reckless spirit, that is willing to give up anything to follow Christ's leading
-Trust that God has my future in control and I don't need to worry about what is going to happen afterwards.

Thanks so much for your prayers!!!

O and also, my address is:

Hey just in case anyones interested :P my address is:

Skylar Brown / DTS 
501 Blacktail Rd. 
Lakeside, MT 59922

I love letters and the like, so send away :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Adventure Begins :)

Hello :) As many of you have heard, I'm leaving to drive to Montana in a couple days. Why? I'm going to be part of a program called Youth With A Mission where I will study in Montana for 10 weeks, and then go oversees to serve and learn about missions. While in Montana, we will study alot about spiritual gifts, where we are called to be, how to hear God's voice, and lots of other things. Alot of people asked me to do something like this, so I will continue to post updates while I'm gone, telling you what I'm learning, how I'm doing, and how you can pray for me.

Right now I could use prayer as the devil is attacking me, trying to derail me before I go. Another thing is I get super homesick and I don't want this to slow me down, so prayer for focus. Prayer is much appreciated! I'll keep things updated :)

Skylar Brown