First testimonies from the wrap up of YP 09
Here we are with some new stories from YPDTS 09 -
DTS was so much more than I expected. I knew deep inside of me there was a genuine passion to know God more. During each week, the Lord would reveal new things to my mind and to my heart. I heard Him speak in new and unexpected ways with clarity and purpose. He brought healing and restoration from issues I thought I would never get away from. In bringing freedom, God showed His Father heart for me and I entered into a deeper intimacy with Him. With my ignited passion for Him, outreach was the experience of a lifetime and an expression of love back to my Heavenly Father who loves me so much
Deborah - USA
I've known about God my entire life. I've always known He was real to people but He was never real to me. I never knew that I could literally have a relationship with God until I did my DTS and experienced Him like nothing else. I've been able to hear God speak and have been used by God in such cool ways - nothing else seems even close to as good as Him. I don't live in fear of people anymore. It used to be such a huge issue in my life and something that held me back so much that any joy in my life just started to fade away. Once I began searching for truth again and removing the lies from my life and hearing God's thoughts on me and my life I could smile for real again. Having positive people pouring into my life and representing who God truely is has showed me how differently I used to view God. My relationship with God has changed from only going to Him when I needed answers to being desperate to hear Him speak everyday and to ultimately have a real relationship like I would with any person.
Becca - Canada
Growing up in a christian home I heard God's truths all the time, but some of them didn't hit home to me. At YWAM I relearned the truths that I had heard my whole life, but in a new light, through the understanding of the character of God. Since the revelation of His loving character, I have fallen for my creator once again and now have a righteous fear of the Lord that has given me new freedom and joy. I learned that because I am a relational being, it is crucial that I have an intimate relationship with God and value my relationships with others. The relationships found on my YWAM experience have been so rewarding.
Christine - Canada
During Lecture phase I learned so much, not just intellectually but with my heart. I learned that being shy is selfish with who God created me to be wherever he has placed me and that He doesn’t want me to live in a place of fear of what others think. With this in mind I found myself in many situations where I had the opportunity to speak up and make a new friend or share what was on my mind. Sometimes I didn’t want to take the time because I was tired or busy but every time that I made a genuine effort God always came through with anything from a new friend to a great conversation to even just more confidence about pushing myself out of my comfort zone. I saw all my friends grow in similar ways but in different areas during lecture phase. We all slowly became different people as we were refined by the Lord.
Christi - USA