4 Things I See Differently After DTS

I don’t wear glasses all the time. It wasn’t until I hit the age of 30 that I realized my eyes were strained doing things that until now had been easy...

Why I Chose to Do DTS in My Late Twenties

“Lord, I’m going to be the oldest person in the group." “Lord, I have a degree in religion and I’ve been in full-time ministry for a couple years! Go back to a discipleship training school? Pay more money?”

The Most Impactful Trip of My Life With YWAM

This past summer I had the opportunity to embark on a new journey. Something different. I drove around America in a 15 passenger van with 10 friends...

5 Ways Living With 23 Other Girls Changed How I See Friendship

Coming to DTS, I knew I had to give up my right for privacy and say yes to 24/7 community. In the beginning it was really exciting...

Dying to Self: What I Learned at DTS

Dying to self was something that I never really understood before YWAM North Cascades...

A Glimpse into the First DTS at YWAM North Cascades

God lovingly—and with much gentleness—destroyed my pessimistic attitude, humbling and showing me the epic adventure that is being a pioneering DTS.

3 Reasons Why Missions Isn’t Boring

Have you ever thought that missions is just a whole lot of hard work? Or that maybe it’s really boring and mundane? Before coming to DTS at YWAM North Cascades, I had that mindset...

How DTS Transformed My Worldview

Going all in for Jesus was something I always heard Christians say, but it's a statement I never really understood.

Infectious Passion for Jesus: My YWAM DTS Story

What are people catching from us? Because passion for Jesus is incredibly infectious.

The Week in DTS That Changed How I View God

I was completely unaware of the fact that my relationship with my earthly father inadvertently affected the way I related to my heavenly Father.

You’re Not Too Young to Change the World

Young people are our specialty. We want you. We want your passion, your pursuit, your questions, and your enthusiasm.

The 3 Best Things From My First Week at DTS

Who would think that a bunch of young people could come together, supposedly ’randomly,’ and just instantly love each other so much?!

Why You Should Do Your DTS in A Small Town

There are many reasons why you might want to do a DTS in Hawaii, New Zealand or Australia because of the big adventure. However, doing your DTS in a small town like Lynden actually has a lot of benefits.

Letting Go: Lessons From DTS

I’ve always thought that he didn't speak to me, but I’ve come to learn that God speaks even though we don't always listen.

How an Unexpected Weekend in DTS Helped Me Grow

Initially, I believed this weekend trip was going to be a joy ride, with cool people and great friends. Little did I know what a crucial role this weekend was going to play in my life.

Intimacy, Not Just Obedience — My YWAM DTS Story

After this week I learned that obedience is the lowest level of intimacy with the Lord. It creates distance because we view God more as a King who harshly disciplines every mistake we make.

Serving Taught Me To Love Others

Some days, when I’m feeling particularly touchy or irritable, I’ve discovered that if I can humble myself and serve people, by doing the dishes, praying for someone or sharing words of encouragement, my attitude flips on its head.

How a Gap Year Brought Clarity to My Life

It was at that moment that my desire to go to school and enter ministry globally were at odds...

3 Things I Learned From the Speakers at DTS

In DTS, gifted teachers come to speak on a different topic each week. Many speakers will pour out God's heart to you...