In Lindley, we have a ministry base in partnership with Elsibe Kruger, a businesswoman who is passionate about Missions. At first, we were sending teams for local outreaches and were housed at the former Commando property. God's favor was upon Elsibe and friends and were given permission by the municipality to use that property to bring training to the Sothos and Afrikaans and they named it LINDLEY BYBELSKOOL and affiliated with YWAM Bethlehem. In future, it could be YWAM Lindley
In 2012, we sent two of our leaders from the base and they started to run Mini-DTSes at least 2x/year. Our students went on outreaches in Fouriesburg, Bakenpark and to nearby towns like Arlington, Steynsrus and Petrus Steyn. One batch of Mini-DTS did their outreach in Xai-xai, Mozambique. As a result, we are getting many invitations from ministry partners who wanted us to bring the ministry in their locations. Three of our graduates from Lindley came to do the regular DTS in July 2014. Some of our graduates were already pastors or doing some form of ministry before they came for Mini-DTS but still they enrolled in our classes and they have become our ministry friends and partners. They come and co-teach with us in the classes and open their churches and communities to host Outreach Teams and volunteers.
Ministries that we do in Lindley are numerous. The clinics allow us to pray for the patients and share devotional messages. We are free to visit the schools to share testimonies. short messages and even praying for the teachers. The prison is expecting us to visit them regularly. Every Friday, a group of soccer players come for disciipleship classes. And another group composed of younger children and teen-agers also come for classes. A shop donates food parcels for them every week.
Relationship with the churches and pastors in the Location is very good and they are always eager to attend seminars that we organize for them. We had organized joint seminars that were held in the YWAM Bethlehem base and our Lindley contacts and friends have been diligently participating.
We are in need of leaders and committed staff to come and join us in the Lindley ministry. We are actually at a time when it is possible to run a regular DTS in Lindley.