Deeper, Closer, Further – Testimonies of the GMTC 2017

GMTC 2017 StudentsAt the end of 2017 we successfully completed another Gateway Missions Training Course (GMTC). We gathered together our staff and students for a time of thanksgiving and worship as we heard the stories and testimonies from the course during our Community Night.

We stand in amazement at all that the Lord did during this time and we are so grateful for what we experienced together.

The GMTC is a three month training program on biblical principles about the meaning of real discipleship and the responsibility of making disciples of all nations.

From the get-go of the course our prayer was that the students would not just receive intellectual knowledge, but that they would grow closer to God; gain a deeper understanding of His kingdom, His plans and their own part it; and be empowered to reach out further by taking their place in fulfilling the Great Commission.

I think it's a been a great way not simply to learn more about God, but to grow closer to God, together.
– Robert

My relationship with God is closer because of the course. It is a life-changing experience!
– Sophia

We teach on worship and before every class we have a time of worship together to lift up His name and dwell in His presence. Hong Kong life is busy and many things are competing for our attention so these worship times help us to focus after a busy day and help us to put our lives into perspective.

I extremely like the times of worship, they are full of God's presence.
– William

It has been transformative to start my prayers from a position of praise.
– Robert

As we deepen our understanding of who God is through teachings about God's Character, the Father Heart of God and Destiny by Design we begin to understand our true identity as sons and daughters of the King and we discover our purpose in life and our part in His master plan.

I have gained a deeper trust in all that I'm called to be and to do. This course opens my eyes to see God, know Him like never before that my life is empowered and equipped to live for God like never before.
– Henry

This is a journey of going deeper in my relationship with God, in my knowledge of God’s power, and in my understanding of God’s calling.
– Laura

As we prepared for the course and sought the Lord to guide us with a theme specifically for the course he revealed the following scripture to us:
John 8:32 “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

We sensed that this was the theme verse for the course and trusted that He would bring healing during this time and through teachings such as Inner Healing and Father Heart of God.

I have less fear and I feel more confident of God's love when interacting with people. I feel less burden as I am reminded to trust that God has set me free from my past sins and I feel that Jesus is more accessible than before.
– Louisa

He did deep inner healing in my heart in GMTC. I'm now clearer about who He is and who I am and about God's calling on me.
– William

Our heart is to equip and mobilize believers to extend His kingdom. To live in a way that reflects Jesus and to make an impact on society by bringing others to come to know Him by using our unique gifts and calling.

The Holy Spirit told me that I’m an ocean liner to send out many missionaries into the nations.
– Laura

I believe God can still use me in many ways to extend his kingdom on earth, especially in present season he has placed me in Hong Kong.
– Louisa

We are beyond grateful for the all that the Lord did throughout this journey together with our seven wonderful students and we are excited to see the plans of God be fulfilled in their lives as they influence others.