YWAM Mazatlan

Geertje

Recent Posts by Geertje:

What Does it Take to Build Hope?

 

When people hear about Homes of Hope and everything we do for the families here in Mazatlan, they want to know what they can do, and that's our favorite question! Let us tell you just exactly what you can do, and how you can change and impact a family here in Mexico.

Let There Be Gluten! How God Healed My Body During My DTS

I’ve had celiac disease my whole life but didn’t find out until about 7 years ago, when my body began to shut down. Little did I know I had been eating something that was considered poison to my body for so long and it was negatively affecting my immune system. Long story short, it was very serious. If I ate gluten, even just a bite, I would pass out. My body just couldn't handle it. Going into my DTS this allergy was a huge stressor for me. I was stressed about how I was going to eat on outreach, how I was going to make meals work here on base, and at times, it's exhausting to feel like people have to accommodate you for every meal.

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.

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.

Responding to the Heartache in Mexico and the Nations

Amidst the destruction, death, and turmoil that has recently struck Mexico, God has been calling YWAM Mazatlan to go and be His hands and feet among the devastation. 

Únete X México - Join Together For Mexico

In the last 15 days, two earthquakes have shaken the grounds of Mexico. A magnitude 8.1 earthquake, known to be the strongest earthquake recorded in Mexico in over 100 years, hit the southern states of Chiapas and Oaxaca. 12 days later, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the country's capital, Mexico City. In response, YWAM Mazatlan has sent a team of 4 to assist in aid, and provide any help possible.