Saturday April 2 was Royal Mission’s last training day for the summer. It was the second ‘Live Royal’ training day. This time we were guests in ‘the Shelter’ in Veenendaal. Despite the beautiful weather, 130 participants chose to listen to the message about the kingdom of God. They were looking forward to it and all day long they took notes about seeing, understanding and experiencing the kingdom. This training day, like the other training days, was designed around a variation of theory, practice and processing. Through short education and personal testimonies from various Royal Mission team members, the kingdom was made very concrete for the participants. For example, Gerlof talked about helping his neighbor with his finances. It’s about what you live, the things you do (for someone) often make a much more impression than the things you say! The participants were also made to think a lot about how they could put what they had heard into practice in daily life. It turned out that the Sermon on the Mount has many principles that you can apply in everyday life. You can also make very concrete plans by, for example, completing a ‘circle of influence’ and you can pray for and be involved with the people in your immediate environment. It’s about making relationships and having a real, sincere interest in your loved one. What was also special was that Royal Mission visibly collaborated with Compassion for the first time on this training day. For example, there was a new teaching block about the kingdom and justice. Karin talked about, among other things, how special the trip was that Martin and she made with Compassion to India. The influence that a sponsor has on a child is enormous, it makes a difference between a life with or without a future. All in all it was a special and blessed day. We look forward to the next season when we will offer new training days from September on child and youth work, healing and living royally. More information about this will follow later on the website.
The photos of this past training day have been added to the Royal Mission group on Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/groups/royalmission/ On behalf of the Royal Mission team Leonie de Vries