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Youth With a Mission (ywam)

Founded in 1960, YWAM is the largest mission organization in the world. YWAM now has over 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000 volunteers. The heart of YWAM is to worship God, to serve God’s global purposes, and to champion young people.

homes of hope

Starting with a one off house build in 1990 Homes of Hope has now built over 5,000 homes for families in need in 21 countries. I am currently a Builder with Homes of Hope and have been able to connect and build houses for 30+ families in Mexico and Uganda.

Discipleship training school (dts)

Starting in september I will become director of the Music and Mission DTS in Ensenada. The M+M DTS is a 5-month programme that seeks to bring people into a more intimate relationship with God. It also gives students an opportunity to develop their abilities and direct them toward a greater cause.

Music + Media

One of the things I love is being able to use my passions in my work. I am able to do sound and play guitar for worship teams at YWAM and at church in Ensenada. I am also able to use my photography and videography to create Media content for YWAM.

Base Duties

Part of my day to day work is to help keep the YWAM community functioning. Whether it is gardening, cleaning, cooking, or something else, no day is the same. This really helps to add value and become a part of the community.

Mission Adventures

Mission Adventures is a short term missions programme for teenagers. Teams do outreaches with local ministires in places such as orphanages, soup kitchens, rehab centres and also have the opportunity of building with Homes of Hope. There are also daily sessions with worship, biible study and amazing guest speakers.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Here I Am In Mexico

So i've been in Mexico for 3 weeks now! Sorry for the lack of updates but the WiFi has been broken on base. my time here has been awesome but also challenging so far. In my room there is 7 guys from 6 different nations which is so cool, luckily they are all totally awesome and we've all become really close friends already, making community living a bit easier to get used to.
Here's a picture of us all with our DTS leader Nick:

The first week we had an introduction week with the DTS staff telling us all about the DTS and what the next 5 months will look like. We also had the YWAM San Diego/Baja Director Sean Lambert and Ensenada Base Director Tym Kemp speak to us. During the first week we also started our lectures, We had some teaching from our amazing DTS leaders speaking on DTS Foundational topics this already started bringing up some challenging things, they spoke about:
  • Discipleship
  • Culture and Communication
  • The Person and Character of Jesus
  • Bible Study and Quiet Times
  • Prayer and Intercession
  • The Fear of the Lord
  • Jesus as Lord
  • Hearing the Voice of God. 
We also all gave our testimonies during the first week and its amazing to hear what God has been doing in everyones lives, as well as being able to talk about my life and what God has done for me. 

Here's basically what my weekday schedule looks like for the next few months:

7.00 - Devotions
7.30 - Breakfast
8.00 - Base Clean-up (I Clean the Toilets)
8.30 - Morning Meeting or free time
9.30 - Lecture
12.30 - Lunch 
1.30 - Spanish Class / Small Groups
2.30 - Work Duties / Music Class / Outreach
5.30 - Dinner/free time
10.30 - In rooms

I'm learning spanish here also so that I can communicate better with the people and also to try and respect their culture. I've had 2 classes so far and although very basic its been a good start for me. We get saturdays off and Sundays I'm going to be going to a Mexican church, I went last sunday and it was great even though I didn't understand anything! Hopefully this will help me along with my spanish though.  

We've had some amazing speakers here the past 2 weeks, Kay Charlotte McClurg who really challenged us with some no holds barred teaching on Identity In Christ. this past week we had John Ray speaking on the theme 'Character of God'. His teaching has been soo good and has challenged the way that I think and a lot of my preconceived ideas.  

Prayer Needs: 
  • Please pray for my Finances as I still dont have all my money for outreach or really have much money to live off but im trusting God for his provisions! 
  • Please pray for spiritual strength as I go deeper into the lecture phases!
  • Please pray for my spanish to improve! 
Thanks =]


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Mail Address

YWAM Ensenada
100 West 35th Street,
Suite R.
National City