I was drowning in depression Before I knew God, I drowned in dark depression, deceit, and lived in fear. Sin and suicidal thoughts controlled me, and I had no escape. I struggled to find so many things: purpose, love, peace, joy, zeal for life, and much more. Meeting the Lord of all creation brought me out of the trap I was ensnared in and gave me life abundant. Not life without struggles, but...
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WHEN LIFE DOESN'T GO AS PLANNED 2020 has been a year none of us expected. I wish I could just blame the pandemic for wrecking my plans, but I'm learning a bigger lesson when my life plans get sideways. On my journey over the last year and half, there have been many times I had to continuously remind myself of the goodness of God in spite of my circumstances.
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A YEAR FOR GOD Someone somewhere said, "You can do anything for a year!" As you read Elsa's story, you'll find her year wasn't wasted, it was the start of a life transformed.
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5 Ways I Paid for My YWAM DTS Missions—it sounds wild, crazy, and just what you’ve always wanted. But you scroll down to where it says “fees”—and you stop. Maybe God has something else for you. You know, a cheaper option. Or a well-paying, safe option.  But do you want to miss out on your miracle?
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LIFE AFTER MY DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL After my Discipleship Training School (DTS) ended last spring, going home was difficult. It was hard to go from seeing friends everyday, worshipping and living in community to only seeing my immediate family.
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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.
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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...
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I SAID YES TO GOD BUT NEVER IMAGINED THIS When I first came into missions, I thought I might end up working with the people who lived in garbage dumps in the Philippines, thousands of miles from my home. When I said yes to God, that’s what I thought He would have me do.
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HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GO TO COLLEGE IMMEDIATELY Graduate valedictorian, go to an Ivy League school, enter a respectable profession, get rich - that’s what I decided my life’s purpose was when I was in high school. The only reason I wanted to do missionary work before college was so that I could have a stronger résumé. Good thing God can take our impure motives and bring something good out of...
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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.
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