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The Day I Thanked God For Losing My Job

By Tyler Tom on 11 Nov 2023

One morning I sat in the classroom during my training school with YWAM, and I was crying, thanking God for the loss of my job.

Topics: Training School YWAM Tyler Missions Purpose YWAM DTS Thankfulness YWAM Following God Missionary Training Go
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Loren Cunningham a Faithful Visionary for God

By Tyler Tom on 7 Oct 2023

A Tribute to Loren Cunningham ~ June 30, 1935⎼October 6, 2023

There is a book entitled, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. This captures my thoughts of Loren over a lifetime of knowing him. Many people’s direction with their giftings has a very defined focus of following through on one project. However, with Loren as a visionary, he sees the big picture and is broad-scoped.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Missionary YWAM Vision ywam missions Loren Cunningham Youth With A Mission Leland Paris visionary legends
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Lessons Learned at YWAM Tyler Continue to Shape My Life

By Tyler Tom on 29 Sep 2023

As I awoke again to the sound of the sea surging on the rocks, the scream of the gulls, and the beautiful vista fanning out before me, I was struck with the thought, “However did I end up in Newfoundland?” Me, whose life was going to be happily-ever- after in the nirvana of Beautiful B.C. The chain of events was unexpected, un-sought, and wandering, yet God brought me to my heart’s home in this extraordinary province.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Missions Direction Life-Changing Choice Missionary Missionary Life Discipleship Opportunities Community Faith Missionary Training Dependence on God surrender Called to Mission God's will
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What I Didn't Expecting During My YWAM DTS

By Tyler Tom on 15 Sep 2023

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 had 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 trusting God, the author of my life, and believing I needed to expect the unexpected from this point on.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Living in Community Relationship with God Following Jesus YWAM DTS Spiritual Growth Journey Perspective Faith Get to Know God Deeper with God friendship
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Overcoming Lies through Discipleship

By Hope Bear on 4 Aug 2023

I never thought I’d experience the freedom that I so desperately prayed for when I was younger. Believing every lie the enemy whispered in my ears paralyzed me with a fear that enslaved my mind, and suffocated my identity. I was a Christian to the best of my knowledge,

Topics: YWAM Tyler Freedom Sin YWAM Truth Overcoming DTS testimony joy lies
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Your Identity is in Jesus Christ

By Tyler Tom on 5 May 2023

"Jacob is sharing his testimony of how he said 'yes' to Jesus. Now he is showing how he was baptized to hundreds of students in schools, and even on the streets of Norway and Sweden 🤯."⏤Matheus.

Sometimes it's hard to believe what can happen through the life of just one Discipleship Training School (DTS) student.

Topics: Outreach YWAM Tyler Growth Following Jesus YWAM Outreach Spiritual Growth Discipleship Opportunities Following God Make Disciples Transformation baptism discipleship hunger
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Making Friends Doesn't Have to be Complicated

By Tyler Tom on 28 Apr 2023

You know the feeling you get watching a film depicting a real friendship, and your mind spins, heart aches, and goosebumps pop up? Don’t we all, deep inside, long for a real friend? Pause. Can you think of one right now?
 
You were made by God to be in relationship with Him and others. Introverts and extroverts alike, crave meaningful friendships.
Topics: YWAM Tyler Trust Love YWAM Loneliness friends friendship making friends
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I Found Freedom from My Sin

By Tyler Tom on 21 Apr 2023

Forget the world and give me Jesus! Quinn Evans, a Crossroads DTS student on outreach, shared a radical encounter when God pulled her out of a life of sin, and set her heart ablaze to share the Gospel.

Her experience gives hope to the brokenhearted! When you make the conscious decision to fully surrender, you'll discover what it means to truly be free.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Freedom Sin YWAM surrender repentance lordship
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The Best Week of My Life

By Tyler Tom on 7 Apr 2023

“It was hot. It was dirty and humid. We had to squat to use the makeshift bathrooms in the bush camp. And it was one of the best weeks of my life." Ben, DTS Graduate.

Topics: Outreach YWAM Tyler Missions Purpose Evangelism Life-Changing YWAM DTS YWAM Outreach Making Him Known Adventure Travel Mission Trip Missionary Training discipleship unreached unreached people groups DTS tanzania africa
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A Pack of Cigarettes Led a Man to Jesus

By Carly Snyder on 1 Apr 2023

Our team partnered up with a local church to do evangelism in our city. I was paired with a couple and their eight year old son.

Sometimes it can be difficult in East Texas to share the gospel or pray with people because they give responses like, “No thanks, I don’t want prayer. I prayed on Sunday.” But today was different!

Topics: Outreach School of Evangelism YWAM Tyler Evangelism Following Jesus Gospel Faith discipleship jesus cigarettes
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How to Start Spiritual Conversations with Muslims

By Tyler Tom on 22 Mar 2023

During the month of Ramadan you can engage in meaningful conversations about life, faith, and God with Muslims. In this series of 9 videos learn simple steps to create meaningful conversations with Muslims.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Pray Knowing God YWAM Prayer muslim iftar meal Ramadan night of power fasting
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Is another “JESUS REVOLUTION” coming?

By Mike Huckins on 17 Mar 2023

Seeing what is happening on some college campuses, perhaps it has already begun! Their hunger will not be denied! I have chosen the two pictures because they represent those of this present Jesus generation, sometimes called “Gen Z.”

Topics: YWAM Tyler Knowing God Life-Changing Following Jesus YWAM Prayer College Ministry awaken revival great awakening project generation z asbury university great awakening asbury jesus revolution revolution
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Building Foundations

How do you increase your faith? Former student Sarah Horan shares her heart on how God revealed His truth to her during...

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Missions Changed Me

From as far back as my junior high school, I remember struggling to find happiness. I felt like I didn’t fit in and...

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Unexpected Friendships

When we follow God, sometimes we have our own expectations of what God will do through us. This can sometimes cause us...
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Miracles in the Classroom

What does a young person chasing after God's heart look like? Christian Heritage School desires to fan the flame of the...

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Cross-Cultural Christmastime

Have you ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated around the world? We asked four of our YWAM Tyler missionaries to...

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My Stepmom Thinks YWAM Rocks

Have you ever been curious about going to a Discipleship Training School but don't know what to expect? In a recent...

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Marked by God

Can you imagine God sending someone from another country to see you? While in Thailand, Jess Reminger encounters a man...

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The Day I Thanked God For Losing My Job

One morning I sat in the classroom during my training school with YWAM, and I was crying, thanking God for the loss of...

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Sharing The Gospel Isn't Complicated

God has been doing amazing things with our DTS team on outreach in Thailand. As the team has made themselves available,...

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How DTS Changed My Child

Before I left for my Discipleship Training School, my family really had no idea what YWAM was. If your family...
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Laying Down My Rights

I was sitting in my DTS classroom, my head wrapped in thoughts of a family circumstance that was happening. We had...

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Breaking Out of the Box

There really is such thing as a Jesus glow. The glow where you’re so full of Jesus, it’s so evident and so...