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3 Reasons Why Traveling With YWAM Is Awesome!

By | Monday, October 9, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions, Outreach|Tags: , , , , , , |

We’re “a little” adventurous here in YWAM. We are made up by all sorts of people from all over the world motivated by the shared goal of making God known everywhere we go. It was hard for me to commit to serving with YWAM full time, but that decision has put me on the path to so many opportunities and […]

4 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Doing a DTS

By | Monday, September 25, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Are you interested in doing mission work, looking for missional training or just needing a season to seek God intentionally? All of these things are what YWAM’s Discipleship Training School (DTS) was designed for! DTS is a six-month training program. The 3 months is spent learning and growing as a follower of Jesus as missionaries and Bible teachers from all […]

Are You In a Season of Patience or Procrastination?

By | Monday, September 11, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions|Tags: , , , , , , |

Is God calling you into something? Maybe it’s doing a season of missions with YWAM or spending time deepening your relationship with him. Maybe it’s going after a dream or pursuing something he’s put on your heart. Sometimes when God gives us vision for our life, we often meet it with hesitation, questioning or even doubting if it is […]

What If God Is Already Using You?

By | Tuesday, August 29, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions|Tags: , , , , , |

Missionary, Jim Elliot, said, “wherever you are, be all there!” That seems easy enough, right? However, many of us look ahead to some distant future where God will eventually bring us to our fullest potential. We say things like, “When I have more experience, more confidence, more knowledge, then we can ‘be all there.’” God’s love is an active love. […]

My YWAM Outreach Story

By | Monday, August 21, 2017|Categories: Article, DTS, Missions, Outreach|Tags: , , , , , , |

When I arrived in Southeast Asia, I felt so unprepared. The whole flight my heart seemed to beat faster with every mile I got closer to Cambodia. As soon as I learned I’d be spending three months in Southeast Asia, I did my “homework.” I knew all the statistics: the population, the history, the poverty level, and major injustices. I […]

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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 […]