Friday, November 21, 2014

YWAM Croatia | Sailing DTS

Spread the word! YWAM Croatia is running a sailing DTS next Spring!
We are excited to be running our first DTS on the coast of Croatia and would love for your help to get the word out.  We have a great staff team ready to jump in, a house ready to fill with people and some amazing speakers lined up.  All we need now are students and boats! No sailing experience necessary, just a willingness to have a go.  We will be living on land and using boats as much as we can to sail the Adriatic and reach out to those living on the numerous islands that sit off the coast.

Our application form is downloadable from our website www.ywamcroatia.com 

Please feel free to pass on the details to anyone you might think would be interested!

Thanks for your help,
The YWAM Croatia team

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DTS Foundational Workshop

Here is a short update from our DTS Foundational Workshop in Cluj, Romania.
The DTS resource teams for Central and Western Europe came together to lead this event and it was particularly significant for us, as we have not had a DTS Foundational Workshop in Central Europe for a long time. We were excited to come alongside the DTS Leaders and Staff in our region, to equip and strengthen them and we look forward to running this workshop in CE regularly.
There was a good number of Staff and Leaders from Western and Central Europe that joined the Workshop and together we went deeper into understanding and grasping the foundations of the DTS and YWAM. It was such a rich time and wonderful week of learning together, going back to our roots and laying a good foundation for planning DTS’s. We also spent time getting to know each other, sharing ideas and discussing the problems we face as leaders and staff.

Topics discussed included; small groups, one on ones, intercession, classroom leadership, discipleship, leading outreaches and much more... Aside from great question, discussion, storytelling times, we had amazing worship and intercession, and we also had a chance to put some things we were learning into practice.

We finished the week with a beautifully decorated and prepared love feast, with great fellowship, food, encouragement & prayer for one another. We left the week feeling that God had accomplished so much in each one of us.

We need to mention that the YWAM Cluj made a huge effort in making us all feel welcomed and at home. They served us wholeheartedly throughout the week and gave so much to help us make this event happen. And of course, the food was wonderful, which made the week even better! We also want to give special thanks to Toni Bragg, who has played a big role in putting this event together.

It was such a success that Central and Western Europe have decided to run another DTS Foundational Workshop for both regions again next year. We believe that God is doing something beautiful by bringing CE and WE together and we want to continue the partnership.

So look out for NOVEMBER 2015!
 
Make room to come, and expect God to do great things!

Until then, if you need DTS Staff training or have any desire to be more equipped for your DTS, please feel free to contact our resource team. It is important to us that we give our staff and leaders good support and training to help them walk in their full potential.

The resource team are here to serve you and walk along side you.

Blessing to you all!
-Edyta :)
For the YWAM CE DTS Resource Team


Monday, November 17, 2014

Moldova DTS

On the 4th of November we finished the 3rd DTS here in Moldova! Looking back this was an amazing journey with God and with the Moldavian young people. First of all I celebrated deep in my heart the way how God was faithful to us again. We've seen Him providing teachers, places to rent, places to go on outreach, people to serve, money, food, safety and enough words to talk to people.
Then I stopped for few minutes to think for what else I am celebrating with our team? And actually this was powerful: It's a pattern around to start things and do not finish them because it's hard, because people don't understand each other and have conflicts or because there are much challenges on the way. So we celebrated a DTS that was finished and it was finished WELL! Did we have challenges? Oh, yeah! But they were meant to grow us as this was what we asked God to do in our lives during those 5 months.

That evening after Graduation when I came home I put my head on the pillow being so THANKFUL to my Jesus for His ministry in my life and in the lives of everybody who was involved in this DTS.
And the biggest joy of my heart, after the DTS, is Viorica (above) - she is our new staff! She was student on the DTS and then she decided to work with us. She is an open minded young girl who has a lot of dreams for young people and a deep hunger for God. So I am so privileged to walk with Vio on this path of discipleship and to open a door for her so she can serve God according to His plan for her life!

For all of you who prayed for us, encouraged and supported us financially we want to say "THANK YOU!!!!
In a few months the 4th DTS in Moldova is ready to start! If you want a DTS with a pioneering experience, please contact us on: www.tpmcahul.md or ywam(a)tpmcahul.md or dts.moldova(a)gmail.com
 
- Virginia, co-leader of the DTS
YWAM Moldova

Sunday, November 9, 2014

25 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

To mark the fall of the Berlin Wall which happened 9 November 1989, a special edition of the Vista Magazine has featured articles by YWAM's Al Akimoff and Jeff Fountain. This was a significant event in our region, as it led to the fall of Communism and affected almost all of our member nations.

You can read the articles in the Vista Newsletter here
And there is an article on the BBC website about the role of prayer in bringing the wall down. 
Google also celebrated with a very well done Google Doodle

Where were you when the wall came down?