What is Ministry and Can I Do It?

By | Wednesday, July 19, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Have you ever wanted to serve God practically? For many years of my life, I wanted to do something meaningful for Jesus, but I didn’t have an outlet or even know how. Would God give us specific passions if we weren’t meant to use them? We don’t always fit into the boxes of formal ministry opportunities, but that doesn’t mean […]

Are You Ready to Come Face to Face With Jesus?

By | Wednesday, July 5, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions|Tags: , , , , , |

I’ve found myself explaining YWAM and the Discipleship Training School (DTS) to people a lot over the years. What makes DTS unique? Why would I recommend it over other programs? There are a lot of good reasons. I find myself saying that “DTS is the chance to come face to face with Jesus.” It’s a big claim, one that I […]

What 6 Months of Missionary Training in Oregon Could Do for You

By | Wednesday, April 5, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

When you think about mission work, Oregon is probably one of the last places that comes to mind. In addition to beautiful landscapes, great hikes and even better coffee, Oregon is home to YWAM Salem, one of Youth With a Mission’s many campuses all over the world. The Pacific Northwest might just be the perfect place to commit 6 months to […]

How I Decided What to Do With My Life

By | Friday, March 17, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions|Tags: , , , , , , |

For most of my life, I haven’t always understood my identity in Christ. Because of that, it has been difficult to understand what my “call” or “calling” is. How much of understanding my call has to do with me and how much of it has to do with God? Since I was about fourteen years old, I knew I wanted to […]

Even In the Midst of Fear, God Still Provides

By | Monday, February 13, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:6-7

Last Spring I was taking YWAM Salem’s Foundation of Counseling Ministry School (FCM) when my leaders asked me to consider going on outreach to Brazil. Going to South America […]

Struggling with Talking to Your Parent about doing a YWAM DTS?

By | Monday, February 6, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions|Tags: , , , , |

If you are interested in doing a YWAM Discipleship Training School (DTS) or going on a mission trip, there may be one conversation that will be hard to have: the one with your parents. Whether you’re still in high school or going on 30 years old, it’s not uncommon to be nervous about disappointing your parents or feel like you’re […]

How to Say “Yes” to Your Dream of Missions

By | Friday, January 27, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions|Tags: , , , , , , |

As the year starts out, I usually have so much positivity. Every dream I’ve dreamt feels ready to live out in this year: climbing mountains, traveling to new countries, being 150% more effective at my job, and my list could keep going. Positive thinking doesn’t always translate into concrete steps forward in reality. As the year goes on, life gets […]

Why Spending Christmas in Cambodia Was Worth It

By | Thursday, December 8, 2016|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions, Outreach|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Last Christmas season I was on my YWAM DTS outreach in Cambodia. At nineteen years old, this was my first Christmas, or holiday for that matter, away from my family and friends. Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I was scared it wouldn’t be as special on the other side of the world. While I didn’t sit by the tree […]

God Doesn’t Put Expiration Dates on His Promises

By | Thursday, December 1, 2016|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions|Tags: , , , , , , |

I grew up in the church and accepted Jesus into my heart when I was very young. I was so focused on performing the way a good Christian should that I didn’t realize accepting Jesus into my heart wasn’t the final chapter of my story but the beginning of it. I thought the dreams I dreamed would never come true. […]

11 Packing Tips from a YWAMer

By | Wednesday, November 9, 2016|Categories: Missions, Outreach|Tags: , , , |

Are you preparing to go on a missions trip? Are you packing for your YWAM DTS? At YWAM Salem, we have the privilege of sending outreach teams to different nations every three months with our Discipleship Training Schools. Inspired by our frequent travels, we have a few packing tips we’d like to share with you! […]