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You see things that break your heart — refugees, kids living on the streets, people who’ve never experienced God’s love. You want to change the world. And you know that change begins with you. Come experience our vibrant missions community. Encounter Jesus in deeply personal ways, make incredible friends, and travel to beautiful locations, all while investing in a movement that truly is helping the hurting and the lost.



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Discover your place in the Great Commission and embark on a lifetime adventure with God. YWAM DTS includes specialized training like children at risk, human trafficking, arts, refugee ministry, leadership development and more.
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  • 15 year old boy. Been on the streets since he can remember; too young to work, no family, living all alone. Eats what's passed his way. A kid. Gentle in spirit. Sits down to talk with us, tells us his story, smiles a puzzled half-grin when we invite him to play "Ninja", allows us to pray for him. A picture of lost childhood & of innocence, of injustice & of softheartedness, of abandonment & of acceptance. He had asked for food; we gave him chips & asked his story. Loving people can be hard. It can also be beautifully simple. And always, always, always, it's worth it. [by Keisha from DTS outreach to Costa Rica] . . . . . . #ywam #ywammadison#ywamdts #outreach #missions #missionary #ministry #ywamoutreach#ywammissiontrip #missiontrip #mission #evangelism #costarica #dts #prayer #dts #streetkid #homeless #games #ninja #hope #food #water #care #mercy #jesus #god #holyspirit
  • #TBT to when a few of our DTS girls decided to go to the state capitol. While they rode the elevator upstairs, a man asked them what they were doing downtown on such a cold day. "Praying for people & sharing about Jesus," they said. The man made some off-handed comment about how they should pray for him as the elevator dinged. He then walked off and disappeared around the corner. Intrigued, the three girls followed him and were welcomed into his office. He offered them water, soda or beer, then asked them to pray for every member of his staff, then for himself. After praying, Kari encouraged him with some of the things God put on her heart and how deeply Jesus loves him. The man's face was so surprised. So were we when we found out he was one of our state representatives!
  • Zip line through the Nicaraguan rain forest. . Watch the full video on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/ywammadison
  • I have an amazing testimony to share with you all! We have a new brother in Christ!!! HEAVEN IS REJOICING!!! 🎉🎈🎺🎊😄 . We saw Shane while eating our picnic at the park. One of our DTS students had first spotted him 5 days earlier and been praying for him ever since. She grabbed a couple friends and went over to talk with him. Shane opened up almost right away. He shared his life story — past hurts and regrets with his son, ex-wife, and his own life. Alcoholism had ruled his life, he said, and he was in tears over the way his life had turned out. . "I just can't do it anymore," Shane cried. "I can't do it alone. I need God! I want to find God. I want to find God." . We talked and prayed with him for several hours. We told him about a God who never gives up on him and even now is waiting to embrace him and show him a new way to live. . Shane's tears of regret turned to tears of joy as he gave his life to God. "I want to forgive my ex-wife too," he said as he felt God's love fill his heart. "And I really want her to know God too and be forgiven." . We were amazed to see the transformation. Just hours before, Shane's heart was filled with bitterness. But now he was a new man! . Shane said he really wanted to join a local church and get a large print Bible as he's going blind. We're working on finding him both. . Please join us in celebration and also in prayer! Shane is fighting to walk out of alcoholism and suicidal depression. Pray that he would continually be filled with the joy of the Lord, that we would find the right church for his discipleship journey, and that he would be safe as he lives on the street.
  • Zip line through the rainforest on the side of a volcano. Check that one off our bucket list. . Watch the full video on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/ywammadison [link in bio]
  • Tomorrow, the world celebrates Mandela Day. Nelson Mandela, a man who was imprisoned for 27 years for opposing the injustice of the Apartheid government in South Africa, emerged an ambassador of hope, reconciliation and utterly committed to giving his life for others: “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” [Nelson Mandela] . Read our blog post "Mandela Day: Make A Difference in the Lives of Others" >> YwamMadison.org/blog [link in bio]
  • We kicked off our Summer Fun Festival with outdoor games and a big ole barbecue! . Watch the full video on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/ywammadison [link in bio]
  • In just a few days, we launch the Stenson family to pioneer a new YWAM ministry in Latvia. Rebeca Stenson reflects on their upcoming journey: . "As we begin the last week living at home here in Madison to be honest it feels a little vulnerable, a little bit raw, we try to hold back the tears 😭 and soak up every minute with our friends. Soon we embark on a new adventure with our lives in 10 suitcases and a whole lot of unknowns ahead of us. In the midst of it all we feel God's faithful embrace and we can hear him cheering us on the sidelines. . "Some times we have not always known how far the little things we do for others touch other people's lives. Being "Glocal" (living with one foot in the nations and the other at home) it can feel at times like it is hard to really make an impact. As we leave our neighbors have come to express their love and appreciation for our family and we are glad they have felt God's love through listening ears and helping hands as well the kid's Joy. This morning our neighbors across the street came with a cake 🍰 for us🙂 We are so blessed by their love for us ! . "As we move to a new community, our desire is to remain Glocal, to give all The Lord has given us at home; out to those in our community, and to the Nations!" . Help launch this new missions venture. Learn more and donate @ Ywammadison.org/stensonfamily/ [link in bio]
  • Every winter, millions of monarch butterflies migrate to the same forest in Mexico without a single living butterfly to show them the way. So what can the miraculous monarch migration teach us about God's multigenerational plans. Read this powerful post from Larry Ballard >>> Ywammadison.org/blog [Link in bio]
  • When Chick-fil-A says free food, we say moo! #cowappreciationday . PC @chelstotheworld and @sarahyoung07
  • After several weeks of seeking God together, our summer DTS has decided their outreach location. Guesses anyone? . PC @chelstotheworld
  • A man was chained to his house to keep his alcohol addiction from ruining his life. When our Bible distribution team shared God's love with him, he experienced true freedom from the chains of his sin. . Watch the full story on our Facebook page: Facebook.com/YwamMadison [Link in bio]
  • We give them Bibles. They give us fruit! The Nicaraguan people have welcomed us into their homes with huge hearts. They've shared they're stories with us -- stories of loss or pain or desperate need. And they have wept tears of healing and joy as we have prayed with them, shared testimonies, and given them God's Word. Learn more: YwamMadison.org/MissionAdventures
  • "I absolutely love going overseas to share God's love, learn about other cultures, experience their natural beauty and serve long term mission works. But the United States is my home, and there are tons of people here who need to know God's heart for them. I love the fact that I am free to share my religion, and that there is no language barrier! I love how I can see mountains, oceans, lakes, forests, plains, cities, and so much more all in my nation! Yes, I am called to love the world, but I'm so glad I'm sent from here - The United States of America!" [Patience at Mount Rushmore] . Happy Independence Day friends!
  • And they're off! Our Mission Adventures team from Pathways Church is on their way to Nicaragua to care for orphans, minister to youth, avid distribute Bibles. Please pray for their outreach! Learn more: YwamMadison.org/MissionAdventures [Link in bio]

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Locations


Global Missions Center4802 Dakota Dr, Madison, WI 53704

Training & Retreat Center N1707 County Rd N, Columbus, WI 53925

Phos House 602 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53703


Contact


Mailing Address PO Box 8503, Madison, WI 53708

Phone 608-255-0500

Email ywam@ywammadison.org