Silk Road DTS

Ancient Pathways

The Horse and Tea Route (or South West Silk Road) connects the heart of East Asia to mountainous regions in India, the Himalayan regions and remote villages in South East Asia.

Train with other history-makers to go to the lost, the least and the last.

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About This Elective

Join us as we embark on a journey of getting to know God, His character and His ways and have the amazing privilege of making Him known to the peoples of Central Asia. We will journey along the ancient pathways of the Horse and Tea Route (South West Silk Road), discovering people that have long been forgotten by much of the world. God has not forgotten them, He sees them and desires that they come to know Him.

These millennium-old civilizations have much to teach us as well. Be a part of this unforgettable journey. Allow God to touch your life as you reach out and touch the lives of many who long to know their Creator. 

You will learn how to communicate with and serve people from a Tibetan Buddhist background as well as minorities from China. During the DTS, you will have opportunity to research these people groups in a variety of ways. 

Living in a culture with a different worldview than your own is a big challenge – but an exciting adventure. Are you ready?

Students can expect to go to Thailand and either Nepal or Myanmar on outreach. Please call us for more details.

What To Expect?

A YWAM DTS is for people of all ages (17+) who are serious about taking their relationship with God to the next level. You’ll be in situations that challenge you and bring out your strengths and weaknesses as you learn to give your all for Jesus. You’ll learn how to hear God and to obey Him. Your relationship with God will be on the fast track!

When ?

Summer 2018:
June 17 – November 17

How Much?

Tuition covers the cost of meals, lodging, guest speakers, books, and most of your outreach. Visa and travel costs may vary slightly due to the nature of this elective. This is an approximate amount – please contact us for more information. (The cost is 28,500 RMB, which is approximately $4400.)

~ $6500
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Learn More About DTS


The first three months of DTS prepares your heart and your mind to go. We bring in gifted speakers to teach on topics like God’s father heart, forgiveness, and how to study the Bible.  Learn More.


The DTS outreach will take you to the ends of the world to preach the gospel, to show God’s love to the poor, to pray for the sick, to rescue the enslaved, and to care for those in need.
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