26Nov

Why I Choose Gratitude In The Midst Of Worry

The last two years have been more stressful than I could have ever imagined. I have been diagnosed with a chronic disease, gotten engaged, planned a wedding, undergone eye surgery and moved house six times. I was forced to change my wedding plans last minute, and a beloved family member died suddenly while I was
12Nov

Why A Pathfinders Discipleship Training School Is The Right Choice For You

Have you always wondered what you wanted to be when you grow up? Maybe you had an idea in elementary school, a dream in middle school and a plan in high school, but along the way you started to question if that was the right path for you. Hobbies are fun and certain careers sound
25Oct

7 Things I Love About Being A Missionary on Australia’s Gold Coast

There are so many amazing things about being a YWAM missionary on the Gold Coast. We love our city, and feel blessed to call it home. Check out these 7 highlights about living on the Coast! 1.  I love serving God alongside other passionate young people! 2. I love the diversity of people here! There
28Aug

Is It Hard To Be A Missionary?

A hundred years ago, being a missionary looked pretty bleak. You would pack up all your clothes and other belongings into a box, and that box would most likely double as your coffin. You would say goodbye to your family and friends, knowing that you might never see them again. It would take weeks, and
07Aug

5 Reasons To Do A YWAM DTS

1. Learn about your identity in Christ This is a transformational revelation to have, whether on Discipleship Training School or not. Knowing what Jesus says about you and who He says you are will make a huge difference in your life. Overcome the shame of the past, and find strength, confidence and vision for your
17Jul

How God Helped Me Overcome Unhealthy, Self-Inflicted Stress

A few weeks ago, I realised that I put way too much pressure on myself—a really unhealthy amount of pressure. My husband and I were on our way home after a two week holiday, and it dawned on me that a project I had planned to complete before the end of the month just wasn’t
04Jul

6 Great Places To Read Your Bible On The Gold Coast

We here at YWAM Gold Coast love our city and are proud to call the coast our home. We wanted to give you a glimpse of some of our staff members' favourite spots to spend quiet times with God. Whether you want to study Scripture, worship, pray or read a devotional, there are heaps of
13Jun

What Should I Pack For My YWAM DTS?

Thinking back to packing for my Discipleship Training School, I remember feeling anxious and uncertain. This post is what I wish I had been told as I prepared for DTS. It is not an exhaustive packing list, rather it's some informed suggestions for packing and travel, backed up by my own personal experience. I hope
22May

Why I Love Being Part Of A Community

When I first joined Youth With A Mission, the family aspect surprised and impacted me greatly, and it continues to bless me years later. Become part of a big family Being part of a Discipleship Training School is a very unique experience. I have heard people liken a DTS to life in a university, and
27Apr

How God Transformed My Life During My YWAM DTS

I decided to do a Discipleship Training School and it changed my life. For the first time ever, I stepped out of my comfort zone, leaving my family and friends behind as I followed God to the ends of the earth. Here are four ways my DTS transformed my life: 1. Overcoming Fear Coming from
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