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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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Suicide Was Knocking On My Door

By Zach Golding on 20 Apr 2020

SUICIDE WAS KNOCKING ON MY DOOR

This was a bad idea. Clutching a $20 bill in my hand as the answer to the pain I was in didn't give me any peace. I didn't want to be in this place. As a kid I didn't dream about committing suicide, but now I was quickly losing the urge to live. I needed out! I needed a change! In the darkest time of my life God reached out to me, and saved me from the demons tormenting my mind.

This is my story...

It all began when I was tossed into middle school. My older brother wasn't around like he had been during homeschool. Now, I had to make new friends. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Purpose YWAM DTS Identity Insecurity Depression Freedom Hope YWAM Faith Get to Know God Loneliness Transformation suicide Overcoming
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Leftist Punk Becomes Missionary

By Tyler Tom on 28 Feb 2020

LEFTIST PUNK BECOMES MISSIONARY

was a member of the radical underground. While few Americans remember the tumultuous 60s era in our history, I was right in the middle of it. The hippie movement was at its height, and I fit right in doing drugs and participating in protests and demonstrations in Washington D.C. and elsewhere during the Vietnam War.

Topics: Urban Missions Missionary Missionary Life Family Missions Urban DTS Urbanization Transformation nola new orleans city ministry
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I'm Not The Same Person I Used To Be

By Tyler Tom on 23 Aug 2019

In April 2019, the Multicultural Discipleship Training School began training missionaries from 7 different nations. All packed into one program! After 12+ weeks of diving deep into their faith and 2 months of sharing Jesus to rest of the world, the school celebrated all that God had done. Read how God has transformed one of those students from Brazil. (English/Portuguese Translation)

Topics: YWAM Multicultural DTS Transformation
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God's Plan Was Better Than My Own!

By Tyler Tom on 26 Jul 2019

When you’re a little kid, someone always questions, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" There’s the popular options of firefighter, policeman, or cook, but for me it was a forensic scientist. It wasn't a popular choice amongst young people, but I always knew what I wanted to be. After graduating high school, I went to college at Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2018, full of dreams and plans for the next four years of my life.

Topics: Missions Purpose YWAM DTS Missionary Get to Know God Transformation
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We Are Missionaries Doing Things We Never Dreamed Possible!

By Tyler Tom on 5 Jun 2019

Do you ever wake up and forget where you are?

This happens to me often, particularly when I find myself doing crazy things, things I never thought I would have the time, finances, or abilities to do. I'll think, “What am I doing here?” “How did I get here...ME...here doing this right now?!?”

Topics: YWAM Tyler Missions YWAM DTS YWAM Outreach Global Missions Transformation
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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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An Unexpected Family Missions Impact!

By Crystal Freeman on 30 Jan 2019

One of the things I have always desired for my kids is for them to know God . . . like really know God. I don't want them to just read about Him in the Bible or hear about Him in other people's stories. I want them to walk and talk with Him for themselves. They've always had a relationship with Him for sure, but honestly, prior to 2012, they had only "experienced" Him as much as suburban America allowed.

Topics: Families in Missions Family DTS Deeper with God Transformation
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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