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The Smile I Will Never Forget

We worked with a lot of kids on our DTS outreach to Costa Rica. I met some of these kids in orphanages and slums, others in churches and schools. But no matter where I met them, their precious faces linger in my mind long after we said our goodbyes. I still remember the first kids we met. A group of …

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My Little Light: Did My Mission Trip Really Make a Difference?

My teammates and I boarded our flight to Mexico for a Spring Break mission trip. We had prayed many times for this trip and felt that even though it was only a week long, it was going to be “oh so sweet”. I’d never been on a mission trip this short and I wondered — How much impact could a …

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A Cry that Demands a Response

Throughout the world millions of children are orphaned through war, AIDS, and extreme poverty. Every seven seconds a child dies from a preventable disease. Drug addiction runs rampant. Children are sold into prostitution or forced to become child soldiers. They’re lost and they have no place to live. These children have no hope. And these are the ones that are …

Powerful Words of Hope from an Indian Street Kid

I was reading through my journal from my DTS last night, processing some of the things from my outreach to Nepal and India that I have long left unprocessed. After my team got back from outreach, we broke up into new teams with people from all of the different outreach groups – Moldova, Turkey, Thailand, East Asia, Uganda. We went …

Jesus the Refugee

by Megan, DTS Staff I walk to the edge of the Aegean Sea and look across at the clouded mass that is Turkey. The shores of Lesvos island are littered with tiny jeans, mismatched sandals, and pieces of black inflatable raft. The first time I walked down the beach and saw a pair of little jeans, my prayers turned to …

Living Among World Changers

(Story from Juliet, DTS student) From the outside you would never guess that the two-story brown house on the busy road is home to eleven children and two selfless Philippino parents who have given them all a chance. A chance at education and a chance for change. In this home in Mae Sai, Thailand you will find the most radical world changers. These …

Falling in Love with Latvia

by Keisha, DTS Staff   The breeze whips my hair all around my face as I walk through a forest of tall, wind-stripped trees. It smells fresh and new outside: like spring rain that has melted away the snow to uncover a blanket of green; like soft earth caked onto the soles of your shoes. I want to breathe it …

Happy New Year: #ItWasGood15

Join us for the first 15 days of 2015 as we reflect on God’s goodness & the adventures He took us. We’ll post highlights & stories from this last year on Instagram & Facebook with the hashtag ‪#‎ItWasGood15‬. Share your reflections in the comments or post your own memories from the year. Follow us: Facebook: www.Facebook.com/YwamMadison Instagram: www.Instagram.com/YwamMadison You can also …