Editors note 28-07-2010:As no DTSs in Belfast are currently planned, sponsored trainees from conflict nations will join our DTSs in Rostrevor until further notice.
Around two dozen persons from Lebanon, South Africa, Israel and Palestine (and other nations) have joined us since 2003 on scholarships to attend DTS in Northern Ireland – typically in Belfast (2001-2010) with a reconciliation focus.
We continue this as an effort to integrate faith and a vision for reconciliation to make a real-world impact in places of conflict. The sponsored trainees are recommended by partner ministries in countries of conflict where we send outreach teams. They come to Northern Ireland to receive Christian missions training coupled with a perspective on reconciliation and peacemaking given context in the environment of post-Troubles Northern Ireland. They will then return rooted in their faith to their countries with an ability to build bridges, having ministered alongside YWAM in Northern Ireland on their DTS.
For the DTS starting on 21 January 2010, we are hoping to have 4 sponsored trainees. One is from Israel. One is from Lebanon and has been volunteering with us since the summer. The other two are from South Africa, currently working with two of our partner ministries outside of Durban – World Changers Academy and Light Providers. These organisations are involved in a variety of community projects in their area (online at http://www.wca-sa.org and http://www.lightproviders.com).
If you want to know more about these outstanding individuals, please contact YWAM Belfast directly.
Our needs for them are:
-To cover basic living costs – apprx. £2150 minimum for lecture and outreach phases, per person
-To cover travel costs for the South Africans – airfare and visa costs, apprx. £750 per person.
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Note: Scholarships are not generally available; you cannot apply for financial aid for DTS. We offer them (as a step of faith) only to those whom are recommended to us by our partner ministries in countries of conflict.