SOUTHERN AFRICA STUDENT TRAINING
This week-long training is a set-apart time to spend with the Lord and be immersed into Him together with others (2 Tim 2:22). In our daily life we often miss the Lord although He lives within us. This is because our mind is so strong and we are not used to using our spirit. In this training we exercise our spirit so that we may live according to the spirit (Rom 8:4, 6, 9).A jungle is full of life, but a garden is pleasant because it has been "trained", it has been cultivated. So also, the Lord's life is growing in us and He wants to prune us that the life may grow even better (John 15:2).This is a wonderful opportunity to spend with other students who love the Lord. Give yourself to love the Lord. No other way is so prevailing, and no other way is so safe, so rich, and so full of enjoyment. (Life and Building in the Song of Songs, Ch. 2).
First of all, pray! The more we open to the Lord in prayer for this time the more He will have the free way to speak to us and work in us during the training. We also recommend the following ministry books by Witness Lee:
Ask a serving one to help you obtain these if you don't have access to them.
Dress according to your spirit and the training requirements. Do not dress in a way that would distract others from the enjoyment of the Spirit. No sleeveless shirts or sleeveless dresses permitted. No shorts, jeans, or T-shirts with writing should be worn in the meetings. During the meetings it is recommended for sisters to wear conservative skirts/dresses of a length that is below the knee. It should not be tight-fitting. Sisters may not wear shirts with a low neckline. During the meetings brothers should wear trousers and closed shoes. Moderate shorts (no more than 10cm above the knee), jeans, and T-shirts with writing are permitted only during the activity times. During activity time sisters may wear tracksuit pants not leggings. Modest, appropriate exercise clothes as is befitting to maintain the training atmosphere. An exercise/activity time will be scheduled for each day, so please bring enough exercise clothes for the week.
For the sister: if you do not own clothing such as conservative skirts, please consider to bring conservative clothing that would benefit the atmosphere of pursuing the Lord during the training. For exercise: If you do not own tracksuit pants, please consider to wear shorts over your leggings.
For the brothers who do not own trousers, then conservative jeans without tears may be worn during the meetings.
Please arrange to arrive at the training venue at 16:00 for 16:30 on Monday 22 January 2024 for registration and room allocation. The training will officially start at 17:15 on Monday. It will end at 12pm on Lord’s day.
Below is a checklist of items you should bring with you on your arrival:
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