WDA Leadership Institute Testimonies
Sister Joan Mary – Bangalore, India
“I want to thank God for giving me a chance of being a part of WDA’s Leadership Training. I also want to thank God for introducing me to Dr. Nathan Harkness and Rev. Emanuvel Dass, great men of God, for making this Leadership Training a grand success. I thank God from the bottom of my heart for my mentor, Sis.Bharathi, through whom I could learn the secrets of the Kingdom of God and the parables.
I was able to learn about giving, fasting, and praying from the sermon on the mount in the 6th chapter of Matthew, through them. I was startled to learn from Mat. 5:20 that my righteousness had to exceed the righteousness of the Pharisees in order to enter into the kingdom of God. I was shaken. Somewhere, in the corner of my heart, I was under the assumption that I was already pastoring a church, but I realized that my righteous deeds were just not enough. I wanted to learn more. I started to learn more from Mat.7 that I should not judge others. Likewise, every session was an eye opener for me.
Learning about spiritual warfare and the strategies of the enemy, were really encouraging. Wow! I started applying certain principles that I had learnt from spiritual warfare in my ministry and in my church, and it did work. We were allowed to gather in the church after the lockdown of the second wave, but I had some kind of an oppression in the unseen. All of a sudden, on a Saturday night, the Holy Spirit stirred in my heart that it was the devil’s strategy. Boom!! The Holy Spirit encouraged me to fight him back. I did so! I felt so strong after wearing the armor of God. The next day, all equipped, I stood up and encouraged the church to fight back. We had a battle. We won. Glory to Jesus! Things started to change in the church. We now have a new unction of the Holy Spirit. We now have new people in the church. We now have a worship team. We now have new unity. We now have new people from our street asking us to pray for them, and lots more… Praise God!!
Hence, I want to thank God for WDA’s Leadership Training program and encourage it to train many more leaders.”
Sister Chamali Kokila – Attanayake, Sri-Lanka
“It’s a great privilege for me to join WDA’s Leadership Institute Phase IV training. As I am a Bible Teacher, I was really in need of knowing how to apply Disciple Building in to practice in my ministry. RCAPS has given me a new strategy to build disciples. It helped me a lot to understand my believers and their level of faith and growth. I have also started a small group meeting and I found that believers are very much interested in meeting together as small group. They feel free to share their thoughts among the small group.
A 19 years old girl’s family found to be discouraged because their pastor’s unfaithful act in the church. Since they were new believers, they left the faith. They Through the small group meeting I started good relationship with her. She openly shared her heart with me. Holy Spirit guided me to teach her foundational truths. I encouraged her to keep praying and spend time with God in reading and meditating God’s Word. We prayed together for the healing of the family from their past wounds. Now they are back to faith and come to our church.
I learned to show God’s love to people and understand their needs to help them grow spiritually. I am now able to know how to apply my theological knowledge to help others grow in Christ likeness. I’m thankful to WDA leadership training. I personally feel that I am blessed to be a student of WDA leadership training. My heartiest thanks to Dr. Nathan Harkness and Rev. Emanuvel Dass for their wonderful trainings.”