The Gap Year That Changed My Life

  Amanda completed her DTS and BSN at YWAM Madison. She has since returned to Canada where she is attending university and studying Speech Pathology. She explained how her gap year with YWAM Madison helped prepare her for university, her vocational calling, and ultimately changed her life. God In University “I grew significantly during my gap year at YWAM Madison. …

Simple Obedience Changes History

With stacks of blue New Testaments in hand we followed three Thai men across the asphalt parking lot. They wore button down shirts and modern day apostles. They lived life with few hesitations. They prayed for almost everyone they met, shared Christ freely, and gave generously. But at that moment I didn’t know any of this about them yet. I just knew we were handing out Bibles.

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Behind Thailand’s Red Lights

As I walked down the dusty streets my mind raced. I wove my way through vendors hawking paintings of elephants, colorful bracelets, silk scarves, and carved soap. A sungtow rumbled past us, seeking someone to chauffeur to unknown destinations. We turned down an alley filled with loud shouting and the deafening thump of dance music. The colors faded from the soft glow of streetlights to bright neon strobe lights and discos. And vendors were no longer selling bracelets and soap. They were selling women.

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What happens when you forgive

“When we hold bitterness in our hearts, it destroys us,” I said. “We have to learn to forgive people no matter how badly they hurt us.” My gaze traveled across the weathered faces of the villagers. For a moment, my eyes connected with Pastor Nathan’s. All week, he had taken us from village to village across his home country of …

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Transforming Drug Addicts & Government Officials Through the Power of God’s Word

No country is too hard, too poor, too filled with crime, too divided by war, or too spiritually dark to be changed. God has given us basic principles that are keys to every problem we face in the twenty-first century. The answers lie between the covers of one book — the Bible. (The Book that Transforms Nations, Loren Cunningham & …

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Friendships that Last a Lifetime: Why I Love My YWAM DTS

These last few weeks have been a crazy whirlwind of learning and fun! It’s insane how much these 50 people that I’ve only known for 7 weeks feel like family. God has truly blessed me with friends here with whom I feel safe to be totally me. We recently drove to Oklahoma for the YWAM Go Conference to connect with other DTSes …

After His Heart

by Missie, Bible School for the Nations staff I want to let you in on a little secret. Whenever I stand in front of a group of people to teach, I hear my own, personal soundtrack. It goes something like this: What if they don’t agree with me? What if they can’t understand me? What if I say something that’s …