My expectations of Warrior Training was that I was expecting a course where it’s a basic training kind of a program where we run around and make push ups, sleepless nights, hash instructors but it was the other way around. It was so different and exciting – a well-planned program and wonderful mentors and facilitators to help us tackle every challenge as it comes.
My highlight was when we were taught about communication and after that we were taken to a practical test and that’s were … broke loose. (lol – in a good way we were challenged to put the theory to practice and it did not always work out as we expected). I changed a lot during Warrior Training; time keeping has been my biggest problem but Warrior training has taught me to improve my timing, I never thought communication can be so important but after the course out of 10 I give myself 7. It has improved a lot and I’m still working on it.
Everyone should attend this course. It teaches us a lot we need to implement in our lives as Christians. The three top benefits you may expect from Warrior Training for me is communication, time and prayer.
I was a participant (Warrior) at Warrior Training in November 2013. I then received mentorship training and was invited back to attend the May 2014 Warrior Training as a member of the support team and a Mentor of a group, and now in March 2016 I was part of the leaders team and a Mentor of a group again.
Being a mentor was the most challenging position to be in, because you witnessing participants struggling while you can help (but you can only mentor and have to leave them to figure it out themselves) that’s the most traumatizing thing ever, but all in all you get to understand and tell yourself you were also in their shoes and I learnt through my struggles and failures.
My confidence in leadership has grown considerably through this whole experience. The people around me now trust me more and give me tasks that show that they believe in me.