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Highs and Lows of Living in Community

By Abby Gilliland on 8 Apr 2022

I woke up to the blaring beep of someone else’s alarm clock. A quiet hush was over the girls' dorm when I left my room. As I got ready, I saw people walking through the bathroom and hallways, some energized and prepared for the day, while others looked rather sleepy.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Spiritual Growth Community YWAM Faith Blessing friends conflict management
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Giving Back to our Community

By Richard Fish on 24 Jul 2020

GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

Sitting on 300 acres of grass may seem pretty profitable if you're into selling hay. We had sold it before, but when the pandemic hit we knew God wanted us to do something to bless others rather than ourselves. 

Chris Lascelles pitched the idea of giving away all of the hay from our campus, and of course we said, LET'S DO IT!

Topics: YWAM Tyler Fundraising Living in Community YWAM Outreach Community Blessing Outdoor pandemic coronavirus support covid-19 hay giving
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Everything You Need to Know about The Family Discipleship School

By Richard Fish on 8 May 2020

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FAMILY DTS

What if you could spend the best years with your children discovering God's purpose for your family? If you could do something amazing with your entire family, and you knew you couldn't fail, what would you try?

Taking a step toward a family discipleship program is not only possible, it could be the best decision for your family's destiny.

Topics: Training School Family YWAM Tyler Fundraising Family Adventure Change Living in Community Life-Changing YWAM DTS Family Adventures Families in Missions Missionary Journey Community Family DTS YWAM Kids in Missions Family Missions Family Discipleship family sync
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Top 10 Outdoor Activities at YWAM Tyler

By Allison Bice on 14 Aug 2018

Nestled in the rolling hills of East Texas, the YWAM Tyler campus is gorgeous, and with over 500 acres, there are a lot of outdoor activities to enjoy! Let's take a look at the top 10 outdoor activities at YWAM Tyler.

Topics: YWAM DTS Connection Community Outdoor
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Enchanted Lakes | Redeeming Communities

By Tyler Tom on 3 Aug 2018

Like many of our communities in America, a once very vibrant neighborhood has experienced un-welcomed change. When we first released the following story of Enchanted Lakes, many generalizations were made about this community, which we realized shouldn't have been made. 

We reach out to communities all over the world, bringing the hope and light of Jesus. Enchanted Lakes is a community we love and care about and will continue to encourage through ongoing service.

Topics: Outreach YWAM Tyler Evangelism Community
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Two Are Better Than One

By Amy Fish on 25 May 2018

“Lord, you know all my desires and deepest longings. My tears are liquid words and you can read them all.” (Ps. 35:9 TPT)

With my knees plastered to the ground and my forehead grazing the floor, tears soaked the tattered carpet beneath me. Words weren’t needed. My tears said it all. Why was life so hard? Would things ever change? Overwhelmed, I honestly just wanted to give up.

Then my friends started to pray.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Community Hope Prayer
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Community Was God's Gift During My Grief

By Emily Vogel on 14 May 2018

Loneliness was a heavy weight I was bearing. I was grieving the loss of beloved friends. Never again would I see their smile or hear their laughter. I wouldn't be able to share life with them anymore, in times of rejoicing and times of sorrow, nor would I ever be able to hug them again.

Topics: YWAM Tyler YWAM DTS Community Grief Loneliness
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Mission Kids | YWAM Tyler

By Louise Brown on 5 Mar 2018

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) has been globally championing children and families as central participants in the Great Commission for more than forty years. We believe passionately in the capacity of children and youth to know God intimately and walk in a living relationship with Him, which can eternally impact those around them. In short, kids are not only a key target group for missions but also key players in reaching the world for Jesus!

Topics: Family Adventures Community Family DTS Kids in Missions Family Missions
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You Will Encounter God Here // YWAM Tyler

By Amy Fish on 2 Mar 2018

Ever questioned if you really believed all this God stuff? Ever wondered if God really hears your prayers? Ever hungered to know Jesus more? Ever needed convincing that what you were thinking was right? If so, than YOU'RE NOT ALONE!

Enter into these stories with me and see how God met my friends here at YWAM Tyler and answered the cries of their heart.

Topics: Training School YWAM Tyler Crossroads DTS Knowing God YWAM DTS Spiritual Growth Encounter God Discipleship Opportunities Community Answered Prayer God's Presence Following God Transformation ywam tyler staff Family Discipleship
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Sheep Aren't So Dumb After-all

By Amy Fish on 28 Feb 2018

I've always heard sheep are dumb, but I disagree. I think they're really quite smart and have something to teach us all!

Topics: YWAM Tyler Trust God Value Love Community
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A YWAM DTS Has Long Lasting Impact

By Amy Fish on 20 Oct 2017

"Everybody's got a story. and it's not the one they're telling." Donald Miller

Donald Miller's writings always provoke me to think deeply. Through vulnerably sharing his own personal stories, Donald essentially holds up a mirror and invites all to look inward. God's creation is quite marvelous, but too often we don't marvel at the reflection we see. Instead, we criticize and scrutinize. This type of self-barragement is unhealthy.

Topics: YWAM DTS Story Value Discipleship Opportunities Community Confidence Teacher Appreciation Mentor
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My first 30 days of training in 30 seconds

By Chelsey Palm on 18 Aug 2017

With tears in my eyes, I pulled down the door of the Budget rental truck, said goodbye to my apartment, and heard God say to me one more time, “Will you give up all I’ve given you to receive all I have for you?” At 26 years old God was calling me to a Discipleship Training School. I had no idea what to expect other than God was getting ready to stretch me in a way I have never been stretched before. I sold most of my furniture, stored the rest of my belongings, and headed to YWAM Tyler. In faith, I stepped out believing that God is the author of my life and to expect the unexpected from this point on.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Living in Community YWAM DTS Journey Perspective Community Deeper with God God's Love
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When God Told Me Not To Go To College

Dennis is a solid guy, and we want to honor his life and story through this blog. He serves here at our YWAM Tyler...

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8 Steps To Frustration Free Fundraising

Sometimes, people want to step out in faith to attend our training schools here at YWAM, Tyler. But fundraising can...

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Does God Really Set The Lonely In Families?

In 1982, I entered the foster care system. I was three months old. My parents moved out of our apartment without me. I...

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Do The Little Things Really Matter?

Have you ever made the mistake of believing a task isn’t worth investing time on because it’s “just a little thing?” I...

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The Send: Joining the War Against Inaction

When I went to The Flood, I was expecting breakthrough, but little did I know what it would entail.

The Flood was a...

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Bombs Erase Ukraine's Historic Beauty

In these last few days, the bombing has shifted away from the surroundings of Kyiv, to the Black Sea cities of...
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Let's Go to Mongolia Together

Want to hear an audacious goal? We want to reach the entire nation of Mongolia with the Gospel and place a Bible in...

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Easter Sunday on the Mediterranean

When I woke up on Easter morning, I saw the Mediterranean Sea glistening in the sunlight.I was on my School of...

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Highs and Lows of Living in Community

I woke up to the blaring beep of someone else’s alarm clock. A quiet hush was over the girls' dorm when I left my room....