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The Day I Turned Around

By Rose on 19 Aug 2022

We are so proud of our students here at YWAM Tyler. Please read Rose's story of how God set her free from self-harm and a slow suicide. God is so kind and so gentle to lead us from our dark situations to places of freedom, and being able to minister to others. 

Before being saved, I was in and out of treatment centers, on and off of drugs, putting myself in deadly situations, searching for love and validation through people that never ceased to disappoint me.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Life-Changing YWAM DTS Freedom Love God's Love suicide life
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My Journey to Know Jesus at YWAM

By Tyler Tom on 25 Jun 2021

Finding Jesus Changed My Life Forever

It was about 24 years ago, when I saw this sign for the first time at the base entrance.

I was a broken, pregnant teen from New York who found myself in Texas in a maternity home my aunt found that was part of some "weird Christian thing" called YWAM.

Little did I know that this place would become home for me.

Topics: Healing YWAM Tyler Purpose Knowing God Life-Changing YWAM DTS Value Identity Journey Freedom YWAM Faith Inspiration Get to Know God Redeem SST Transformation Overcoming discipleship sex trafficking human trafficking trafficking DTS
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What am I going to do with my life?

By Richard Fish on 11 Dec 2020

What am i going to do with my life?

I put in my earbuds and tuned into the podcast I usually engage with on Monday mornings. Little did I know, I was about to uncover the reason for the battleground surrounding my destiny. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Purpose Life-Changing YWAM DTS Missionary Life YWAM life Sigmund Freud Viktor Frankl
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What My Mom Thinks of Me Being A Missionary

By Tyler Tom on 23 Oct 2020

WHAT MY MOM THINKS OF ME BEING A MISSIONARy

Ever wonder what your parents might say if you decide to become a missionary? Aimee interviewed her mom about her  experience, and you might just find some encouragement to overcome your fear of stepping into what God's calling you to do. 

Topics: Training School Family Family Adventure Direction Obedience Knowing God Life-Changing YWAM DTS Calling Missionary Missionary Life Overcoming Fear Spiritual Growth Encounter God YWAM Education No Fear Following God Children in Missions FOMO ywam tyler staff fear
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Plans Have Suddenly Changed

By Neil Greb on 29 May 2020

Plans Have Suddenly Changed, But Don’t Panic

My family and I were happy about our next missions adventure.  We had an incredible experience in Brazil, several months earlier, as part of our YWAM Tyler training school outreach.  Now we were preparing for ministry in Turkey and Spain.  Little did we know a viral storm was brewing that would very suddenly, change our plans.

Enter the COVID-19 crisis.

Topics: Family Family Adventure Change Life-Changing Family Adventures Families in Missions Family DTS Family Missions Missionary Training Family Discipleship
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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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Life's Ups and Downs Don't Define Me

By Siovhan Melvin on 5 Apr 2020

LIFE'S UPS AND DOWNS DON'T DEFINE ME

I find myself praising God when life is going good. I can say in the morning (good times) you, God, are good. In those times, it’s easy to thank God for what you have. You run to God, you tell others about God, and you kind of feel invincible. Life’s going great. Am I right?

Topics: YWAM Tyler Change Knowing God Life-Changing Missionary Life YWAM Deeper with God
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Find Your Life Purpose in a YWAM DTS

By Dillon Thompson on 31 Jan 2020

FIND YOUR LIFE PURPOSE IN A YWAM DTS

It's crazy how God can change things in your life so fast. This time last year I was doing nothing but wasting my life. Now, I’m living with a purpose and get to have new exciting experiences with God everyday. Setting an example and manifesting God's image in all the things I do brings me great joy.

Topics: Outreach Purpose Life-Changing YWAM DTS YWAM Outreach Missionary
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A Story of Transformation in a Classroom

By Amy Fish on 6 Feb 2019

"My family and I are very happy to be part of this place. This place is very special; it brings life and freedom. The influence in the classroom transformed my daughter's life, turning the dark colors she had in her emotions into a rainbow again bringing life, joy, and security.  She had lost all of this, and she found it all again here."  ~ A grateful mother of one of Heather's students from Brazil.

Topics: Life-Changing Education Transformation Christian Heritage School
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Mission Trips Can Change Your Life Forever

By Tyler Tom on 23 Jan 2019

Carving out space and time to get to know God better is a desire for many of us. A Discipleship Training School is a great way to actually do it too! It's so cool to see hundreds of people every year experiencing newfound faith in Jesus. 

Topics: Life-Changing YWAM DTS YWAM Outreach Mission Trip Missionary Training Transformation
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This is My Missionary Life

By Anthony Huerta on 4 Dec 2018

It's been 30 months since I graduated Shiloh Ministries, and boy what a ride it has been. Never could I have possibly imagined, dreamt, or let-alone orchestrated the past 30 months. Thank God He did! I remember the graduating day at Shiloh. I was positive that I wanted to pursue God, but totally clueless about where or what that even looked like. All I knew was that my next step was taking me to Youth With A Mission (YWAM).

Topics: Korean Missionary YWAM Tyler Life-Changing YWAM DTS Missionary Life Deeper with God Transformation Shiloh Ministries
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THE DAY GOD CHANGED RACHEL'S LIFE

By Tyler Tom on 21 Nov 2018

We started off our YWAM Discipleship Training School (DTS) Outreach in Virginia serving at a Christian private school. Our DTS class was asked to be small group leaders at a middle through high school conference. As I was waiting at a table for the students to arrive, I decided to take the extra time to pray and seek God's heart for these students.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Life-Changing YWAM DTS YWAM Outreach Missionary Life Salvation
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Divine Appointments are Real!

Has God ever prompted you to do something but you overlooked the opportunity?

I recently was thinking of this phrase,...

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How DTS Set Me Free

Fighting for my relationship with God 24/7 was one of the most challenging actions I've ever taken in my life, however,...
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The Day I Got Saved

My phone buzzed on silent mode in my pocket while I was busy just doing normal old stuff. But that vibrating buzz...

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Why You Should Read the Bible Every Day

Every year for the past 20 years I've read through the entire Bible. I remember the daunting task of the daily reading...

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The Greatest New Year’s Resolution I Ever Made

You have heard the stories in the Bible. In Genesis, God said to Abram, “Go…”. In Matthew, Jesus calls Simon (Peter)...

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Have You Heard the Bells?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is commonly known as 'America's Poet,' and the recent film by Sight & Sound, brought the...

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4 Earth Shattering Truths I Learned on my DTS Outreach

After sitting in three months of mind-blowing DTS classes, I was ready to get our there into the real world with the...

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Fundraising Doesn't Have To Suck

Fundraising is a huge part of missions. Whether you are raising money for yourself to be supported as a missionary, or...

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Discipleship is the Key to Missions

This is me with one of only 800 copies of the Bible in the Sakari language. Honestly, it was a holy movement grasping...

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Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving

The tradition of celebrating a Thanksgiving holiday is a wonderful part of American life. Although this holiday is...

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God Is Moving in Ukraine

We receive urgent requests for prayer almost daily from Ukraine. It is incredible how God can orchestrate ministry even...

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What You Need to Know Before Taking a Gap Year

What if you could graduate high school, and you and your friends could travel the world with purpose? Would you...