For me the best part of DTS is the outreach! Outreach Phase is pretty much the reason why I did a DTS and why I am now a full time YWAMer.
For me the best part of DTS is the outreach! Outreach Phase is pretty much the reason why I did a DTS and why I am now a full time YWAMer. I love traveling and experiencing new people and cultures. Adventure, food, history, coming home with crazy stories....a DTS outreach has it all. And here’s the thing. I also LOVE Jesus and sharing my love for Him with the world has been one of the greatest blessings of my life.
One of my first outreaches as a YWAMer was to Brazil. Looking back, I know there were hard days but what I remember was the great times I had with my team. I remember holding a snake in the Amazon jungle. I remember packing ALL of us into a tiny vehicle to go do skits and testimonies at an elementary school. I remember the Brazilian families that we stayed with, their hospitality and broken English and broken Portuguese conversations. I remember sharing my favorite bible verse with a high school student, her tears, and our goodbye hug.
Outreach is where things get real. You are able to make a real difference in someone’s life and experience a real change in your own heart. You will return from outreach a different person. Being with God’s people around the world is life changing and brings perspective that can only come from leaving home.
Some might ask God, “Should I go?” This is based on the assumption that God wants you to stay put, keep doing what you are doing, don’t think about leaving the safety of your comfort zone. Is that really what we are called to as Christians? I think a better question is, “Should I stay?” Try it. Allow God to speak into your life and you may find yourself in the middle of the greatest adventure you have ever had.
written by Nina Pocoroba