“Following your dreams isn’t always the easiest path to take in life. But it sure is the most rewarding.”
What is YWAM? And what is a DTS?
Where will you be going?
I will be doing the first two months of my DTS in the mountainous city of Denver, Colorado. Yep, pretty stoked to get to go to one of the prettiest places in the USA for my training! After two months of schooling at the YWAM base, our team of about fifteen people will be jetting off on a three month, Around-the-world outreach adventure! In each place we go we will be serving the community and share the love of God in a practical and real way. It is not a conversion trip- it is simply a mission to outreach to the people in the world and show them the love of God. You’ll have to wait in suspense to find out the specific countries I am going to be visiting… But so far on the list is six different countries in Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia!
What made you decide to do YWAM?
About eight months ago, after I returned from an overseas trip from Europe, I struggled to know where it was in life I wanted to go next. I assumed taking a gap year would be the cure to my confusion and would be enough time to find clarity in a university course, but nothing seemed to settle in my spirit. What’s more, my parents decided to make an international move to New Zealand, which left me wondering where it is I wanted to live and what I wanted to do with my life. That’s when my dream of going to YWAM (Youth With A Mission) began. Ever since I went on a mission trip to Cambodia when I was young, I felt a missionary calling on my life, and desired to go out and hopefully make some kind of difference in the world. As soon as I read about this program I felt the dream inside me growing; dreams to deepen my relationship with God, dreams to go out in to the world and serve him, dreams to help those who are lost and broken, dreams to travel the world, dreams to see a world greater than my own.
What do you think will be the most challenging part about the next five months?
Probably being away from a comfy bed and a constant supply of tea… No, in all seriousness, I think its going to be a massive challenge in every area of my life- physically, emotionally and spiritually. Getting out of the zone I live in so comfortably and facing up to the realities of this world is not going to be a walk in the park, but I know it will be something that is eternally rewarding.
How have you saved up the money for this adventure?
Will you still be blogging whilst you are on your trip?
So please, join me on this crazy adventure, as I jet off around the world for five months on a mission of a lifetime!