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Hope Among the Lepers

The guide paused at a home with a white door. “Hello,” he called in the native dialect. “We’re here to pray for people. Can we pray for you?” he asked. An elderly man inside the house invited us to sit with him. He smiled as we knelt next to him on the dirt floor. Our prayers felt small in the …

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Overcoming Discouragement

“Look, it’s a rainbow!” Marie said. I didn’t believe her at first — it hadn’t been raining. But I looked in the direction she pointed and saw she was right. A shimmery rainbow arched over the small French town of St Hippolyte-du Fort. It was like God had painted that rainbow just to encourage our team with the promise that …

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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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Sending Your Child Into Missions: A Letter from a Parent

The shortened definition of a missionary is sent one. It describes a believer in Jesus who is going outside of their comfort zone, their familiarity, to a place that doesn’t know God’s love. My husband and I have been in missions more years than I lived under my parents’ roof. Now, here we are with the first of our eight …

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 …

Overcoming Asthma: The Joy of My First Deep Breath

Chara has battled asthma her whole life. For the last couple years, she frequently had asthma attacks 3-4 times a day (and at times, even in the night). This made her very fearful to do anything physical. “It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest,” she said. On Thursday night, she felt she should come forward for healing prayer …

I Was Bedridden for Over a Year Until…

Eighteen months ago, Evynn came down with a debilitating mystery illness that zapped her energy completely and confined her to bed. She would faint often and needed help to do almost anything. Then one night, God gave her a dream about healing her. She came to the YWAM DNA trusting that God would completely heal her. During last Thursday night’s …

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 …

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 …

Refugee Boat Miraculously Survives Stormy Sea

For the past two weeks, YWAMers gathered in Greece to pray for refugees in Europe. During one prayer time, God gave them a picture of Jesus walking on the sea. Together, they prayed for safe passage across the sea for refugees. They felt sure that Jesus was in the boat with refugees and that He was calming storms as they …