What is it all about
When I think about my YMT experience, the first thing that comes to mind is reformation... the reformation of my mind, my heart, my habits, and my person. I came 9 months ago not knowing what to expect, but expecting everything.... whatever it was God wanted to give me in that time. The only thing I had to do was take it. I wasn’t given wisdom, I had to seek it. I wasn’t given revelation, I had to wait and be hungry for it. And I wasn’t given understanding unless I applied what I earned. And when it clicked, my little head nearly exploded, numerous times... (in a good way). When I thought of youth ministry training, I thought of getting tools to fix other peoples’ lives, but what I got was tools to fix my life so I could show others. And that’s what makes a bigger impact. I also found how I could take my passions, even hobbies, and use them to get other young people passionate, and how I can do that at any stage of life, on or off the “mission field”.
I talked to many young people during this time who had wrong views of God and ideas about why things happen the way they do that left them with the feeling of meaninglessness. The most rewarding thing to do is give them a Biblical perspective and see them start to grab hold of hope... and literally light up. God didn’t just want me to do YMT so I could help others see Him better; He wanted me to see Him better also. (It’s pretty hard to miss Him when you’re looking at the night sky or the amazing people you meet) YMT was the challenge I needed, the fun I wanted, and the adventure I craved. Do it up!