More about David
The student supervisor at TMT, David’s job entails mentoring, training and disciplining their first-year students. “My calling is to equip myself for full-time ministry, especially in the youth – working towards becoming a youth pastor,” says David.
What are some of the challenges you face in your daily life?
David spoke about how he shares a home with the students as well, so one of the challenges that he faces daily is reminding himself to be a constant good example. “Your work and personal life are one here, so although we work with the students, it’s also a lifestyle of staying responsible, doing the right thing and being there when they need you to be. I have the great opportunity to influence those around me positively and you can’t put a time frame to that,” David explains.
How do you overcome these challenges?
Times of reflection and meditating in God’s presence helps David tackle every day with patience, grace and energy. He described that he is lucky enough to live in a beautiful vineyard. Every morning David walks out in the vineyard and spends some time with The Word. As a whole, his team also devotes 30 minutes every day to realign their visions, which helps them stay on track and find encouragement.
What is one of the best memories of your life?
David reflects to a 4:12 conference that he attended a while back, where churches from all over the world came together. During the praise and worship session, David felt the Lord tell him that he should bolster up his courage and go on stage and rap. “I spoke to one of the elders, and he agreed, and I went onstage and rapped for about 2000 people,” David said, still in disbelief. “It was absolutely crazy, I had no idea what I was going to say once I got on stage, but it truly felt like God used me to express my love freely. Like spoken word poetry, to a beat – it was an indescribable feeling, letting go of my inhibitions and using rap as an art form to praise God. He really broke down some walls for me that day,” explains David.
Any words of advice for people who need hope?
When David feels like he’s lost hope, he feels like it’s really easy for him to isolate himself. That doesn’t work though, he urged. “So, you need to remind yourself that there is a support group around you. Admit that you need help. Be transparent to the people who love you. Communicate. If you feel like you don’t have a support group around you, you can always go to the church and find family there,” David concludes.