I am Staff at YWAM’s base in Caxias do Sul, Brazil. I did my DTS in YWAM Saint Lucia, it was a great adventure, both cultural and financial.It started in 2015, but my began several years earlier, when I made up my mind to go by Faith. God honored my obedience and blessed me, everything in the kingdom of heaven is done by faith , what a blessing it was to be in another culture, the main thing is to listen to the voice of God and to know who we are in Him, obviously God uses people, but it is always best to the source. The DTS is a special time aside to approach God, to hear new things, and to practice the “GO” Written in Mark 16:15.As Spurgeon said: Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.
Through YWAM’s programs I was able to walk in full confidence, knowing exactly who I am and how valuable I am when I got to know of who God really was and experienced His unconditional love for myself.
While Serving with YWAM Saint Lucia, the trust placed in me really encouraged me and build my self confidence, my faith and the use of my gifts.I also learn how God Love and use the time to work in us; I learned to share my convictions, sharing but also to receive from others. Serving in the streets, at the juvenile detention centre was alway a time to give and receive while sharing the Love of God with others it helpped me grow in Love from the Creator perspective.
It’s a beautiful experience when you know God is leading you in a particular direction, following that lead and seeing the rewards of it. ... My experience was a wonderful one and I do believe God wanted me there at that particular time. One of my biggest struggles was poor self esteem, poor self confidence, poor self image and not loving me enough for what I look like and who I am. Also the fact that there’s nothing I could do more or less for God to love me. This was dealt with when we did the topic ‘The Father Heart of God’
Being involved in YWAM as an individual has helped me in the area of public speaking and provide an avenue where i can discover, use and develop my gifts and talents.