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Student Stories

Alyssa’s Party in Thailand

Alyssa tells the story of her Discipleship Training School (DTS) outreach to Thailand, where her team met a woman named Honey and threw her a birthday party. Alyssa tells what happened next.

A Different Kind of Degree

A YWAM Parent’s Story

–by Angela Zimmerman

Excitement built up inside me as I was preparing for class. Spontaneous Multiplication of the Church was our topic, and our instructor that evening has proven her capability for church planting and multiplication through a simple and effective discipleship process. I wanted my daughter […]

Parenting a YWAMer

Lessons From a YWAM Mom

–by Debi Byington


After watching my daughter and my son both go through Discipleship Training Schools, and after joining them on short-term outreaches and now watching them serve overseas, I have learned a few lessons about how to parent a child who wants to join YWAM.

Is […]

From Bethlehem to Ireland to Rwanda, with Love

When 20-year-old Saleem left his home in Bethlehem in the West Bank to attend a Discipleship Training School in Belfast, Northern Ireland, he felt like he had nothing to offer anyone. “I felt like I was a nobody because of my past, and who I was,” he recalls.

But all […]

Nate’s Extraordinary Life

I used to live an ordinary life. Wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed, repeat.

I was 20 years old and nothing extraordinary had ever happened to me… until one day God challenged me to do a Discipleship Training School (DTS). I was familiar with YWAM. Most […]

Ashley’s YWAM Journey

YWAM has changed my life, and my experiences in it helped shape me into the person I am today. At the age of 18 I was graduating from high school and wanted to go on a mission trip. My dad and youth pastor both suggested YWAM, and so my […]

Pete’s Olympic Outreach Experience

My first experience with YWAM happened one summer in Harpenden, England. I had signed up as a volunteer for the London Olympic outreaches that were being hosted at this particular YWAM location. To be honest, I realize now that my intentions for going were a bit selfish. I was […]