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
18Sep

Walk with God

Walk with God God gives us freedom which allows us to make our own decisions, to choose what we want. We choose whether we walk through life holding God’s’ hand or not. I believe that walking with God is the key to freedom. How have you experienced freedom in your life? Unfortunately, I’ve experienced life without God meaning, I

21Aug

Home

Home Home has always been one single place for me, the same place for 18 years. It came complete with a big yard, plenty of forests, & filled with people who share the same DNA as me. It only began to change shape when I first moved to college, then to another, & now across the world.

14Aug

Set Them Free

Set Them Free I have made a decision to live my beliefs, wild and free; slowly and deeply connected to my God and my people. And I will free others to do the same whether their beliefs are the same as mine or not. A while ago I stood outside Elianna’s elementary school handing out

07Aug

Life After DTS

Life After DTS I think there are a lot of things in life that are hard. I don’t know, I could be wrong, after all, I’m only 25 and don’t know a whole lot. I think planning my baby sister’s wedding is hard (or so I’m learning), I think trying to get rid of hiccups

31Jul

God Is Faithful

God Is Faithful Going to the YWAM base in Goldcoast, Australia,  I had absolutely no expectations or ideas of what I was getting myself into.  I honestly didn’t even know what YWAM entailed. All I knew is that I went head first into it, with an open mind and open heart. I was open and

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