YWAM Gold Coast staff Fiona shares about the practical life skills she has learned during her time as a missionary!
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
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
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
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
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
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
The Gold Coast Nate Mavis has been serving our base heartily for the last 7 years. He is currently transitioning into a new season outside of YWAM and I’ve asked him a couple questions about the Gold Coast. What is your favorite place on the Gold Coast and why? My favorite place on the Gold
Surrender “I surrender all to You” “Take control of my life..” “Not my will but YOURS be done” – Luke 22: 49 – How many times are we praying, singing or proclaiming those words but are we living them out? I mean are we still worrying or stressing out, aren’t we missing the point here?
Make God Known This is YWAM’s second value. “YWAM is called to make God known throughout the whole world, and into every arena of society through evangelism, training and mercy ministries. We believe that salvation of souls should result in the transformation of societies, thus obeying Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations. “ Why should we make God known? I grew