So I've been preaching the fun and good times that come with doing a YWAM DTS for quite a while now. So now I'm going to talk about some of the not so fun parts of DTS. Like, the fundraising and the traveling and the leaving all your friends and family.
So, hopefully you're still reading and considering a YWAM DTS. For me it was very difficult to just walk away from my home, I have an amazing loving family that treats each other with respect and we do our best to follow in God's footsteps.
I had an awesome job and a wonderful church. When God told me to come back I was all over it, of course. I was in an extremely emotional moment. I had just finished building a home for a beautiful family in a little village in Mexico! I was vulnerable. When I got back to the states and a little bit of life hit me in the face I started to back out. I mean, how am I supposed to raise that much money? I want to actually be able to see my friends every once in a while. I still want to be able to do all the things I use to do; but there was always this small voice saying, “You know where I called you.” so I started saying things like, “Oh, I'll go volunteer for a month.” or I'd say that I would make sure I went next time there was a missions trip; But that tug on my heart never left me because the Holy Spirit never left me.
After I was sure that my mind had been made up that I wasn’t going to do a DTS I was sitting in church listening to the sermon and my pastor quoted Galatians 6:9 “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” and then God asked me if I was going to give up and as you can tell, I said no. It wasn’t easy to work random jobs that I really didn’t want to be doing, but God’s plan was bigger than that. I didn’t want to leave my family, but God was bigger than them. I didn’t want to leave my friends, but God was bigger than them. Gods call is bigger, which is why I came to Mazatlán. Now I am I growing in relationship with others through my love for Christ. I realize that is the path to pure joy.
So please, when God ask you to do something be obedient and follow Him.