YWAM Mazatlan

Director's Update with Brent Madsen

Welcome to the April Director's Update.

How The One Thing That Scared Me The Most Changed My Life

Throughout my life, I have had a natural-born desire to engage in things that intrigue me; I am curious to learn new skills, travel to unknown places, and do things that change the world. But as I look back, I tend to step back and become apathetic as soon as I was asked to commit. Right at the moment when my free time and my go-with-the-flow attitude was compromised, I found myself running towards the next new thing.

Director's Update with Brent Madsen March 2018 

Welcome to our March Director’s Update. I look forward to sharing with you the highlights of our Carnaval outreach as well as show you the progress made on our property expansion.

Carnaval 2018: More Stories To Tell

Allison’s Story

“A couple weeks ago during base intercession we were praying for Carnaval and for the people. God kept giving me this name Alex, and he told me that she had pain in her legs, so since then I’ve been praying for her. Last night at one point I looked across the street and saw a lady with a small child. We walked over and I asked her what her name was and she said it was Alejandra, and I got chills because I knew this was the woman who God placed on my heart. So I asked her if she had any pain in her legs and she said, “yes and in my feet too.”

Director's Update with Brent Madsen

Welcome to the first Director’s Update for the year. I’m looking forward to using this time to keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings here at YWAM Mazatlan.

24 nations praying together for Mexico [Video]

This morning YWAM Mazatlan staff and students representing 24 countries prayed for our beautiful nation of Mexico. We drew out a giant map of Mexico, got on our knees and prayed over all 32 states: prophesying that out of these places missionaries will be sent to every country on earth. 

Merry Christmas from YWAM Mazatlan

 Merry Christmas, from all of here at YWAM Mazatlan, to you and yours this season. 

Stirring Up The Arts In Mexico

“True creativity does not come easily; creativity is born of

risk and refined from failure.”

- The Artisan Soul

When God told me to do the Art Evangelists School, I had no idea what to expect. I had just gotten
back from a year-long stint in Chile where I was teaching English in a small elementary school. Art
was the last thing on my mind. I stumbled across the website on accident and God spoke to me in
that moment. He spoke deeply to my heart, "I created you an artist and you are doing nothing because you are scared to risk it all.”

10 Truths I Learned When I Joined Missions - A Photo Blog

My time in missions has been anything but ordinary! It has been filled with transformation, community, and the truth of God. I have been in my Discipleship Training School for 3 months and it has been filled with incredible experiences led by the hand of God. These photos are a showcase of the truths I've picked up along the way. As a photographer, I desire to share, impact, and provide an in-depth look at what a life in missions looks like with YWAM Mazatlan.  They represent a remarkable journey of faith in missions, in Knowing God, and Making God Known. They represent how God challenges, loves, and transforms. 

High School's Almost Over, Now What... College? Missions? YWAM DTS?

We hear it everyday, a lingering question buried in the hearts of many students nervous to take next steps: Should I go straight to college? Take a gap year? Go on a short term missions trip or take 5 months to do a YWAM DTS ? Of course we’d be so excited for you to do a DTS! But what we want even more for you is to hear God's voice, and walk in His direction. We want you to step into your future with confidence, to fully understand your identity, and to know who God is. Though this may not give you a direct yes or no answer, our desire is to point you towards the Lord and hopefully it will give you some advice on hearing God’s voice in the midst of a tough decision.