Learning to Rest in God

I am an action person. A doer, get-er-done, let’s get to work person. So for two days on outreach when God told our team we weren’t to DO but just BE, I didn’t like that. I am horrible at just BEING sometimes and I didn’t know why God would “torture” me like this. Unfortunately, I had a fever and my …

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Every Number Has a Name

Seven billion.That’s how many people are in the world. It’s hard to wrap your mind around that number, so I’ll make it a little easier. I’m in Japan which has a population of 127.3 million. There are so many people! The subways can be quite interesting when they are full and the streets are always busy with people. I was …

YWAM Madison Foundations for Transforming Nations Bible School

Foundations for Transforming Nations Curriculum

Foundations for Transforming Nations is a three month course that builds on what you learned in your University of the Nations Bible Core Course. It will go into greater depth on what the Bible has to say about the different spheres. Worldview and Absolutes: This introduction to the school will lay the foundation for the rest of the weeks as we …

God answers all kinds of prayers

from Marlies, DTS student on outreach in Greece Sometimes when God shows up, He descends in a pillar of fire to guide his people to the Promised Land. Other times he manifests in a burning bush for just one dude. And many other times, He answers small prayers in quiet ways to show us how much he loves us. Marlies, …

Created for: Relationship

from Rebeca Z, DTS staff We’ve been in a new country for a while now. And something that has become so clear to me is the importance of relationships. Great friendships are epic. Like Remember the Titans, the football team who banded together. It’s Sam carrying Frodo up Mount Doom. It’s Harry, Ron, and Hermione traveling together. Snoopy and Woodstock. Patrick …

Adventures in teaching English

  DTS outreach is always an adventure with such a variety of things to do that show the love of God in different ways. One of those adventures went a bit like this: For three days, we partnered with a team from the University of Missouri to teach English to elementary students in Thailand. We divided into different stations to …

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Letting our lights shine

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:13 The children’s home we are staying at is called Little Lights. Over the past two weeks, we have seen that the kids here have so much potential to shine the light of Christ in the world. The parents or grandparents of …

Small Act of Love, Big Reward

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop When my team and I arrived at Little Lights children’s home in India, it quickly became apparent to us that the staff there performed many acts of love and service on a daily basis. It is a privilege to come alongside them to prepare breakfast and pack …

The Endurer Gets the Crown

(by Megan, staff at YWAM Madison. Inspired by “Hinds Feet on High Places.” Pictures from some of Megan’s fondest moments from the last three years in YWAM) My Maker took my shallow beliefs And turned them upside down; I no longer desire the shortest path. The Endurer gets the crown. The road that leads to the most reward, The trophy …

Muslim Refugees Meet Jesus

In this last year, we’ve mobilized two teams to respond to the greatest humanitarian crisis of our generation. As millions of refugees flee war torn countries, our hope is that the first faces they see upon arrival will be those filled with the love of Christ. One of our DTS teams worked in Lesvos, Greece where refugee boats first hit …