Hello everyone! Another year of New Generation DTS in Lyon has started and we have a new group of students as well! There are a total of 7 students from many different countries. Fandresena (top left) is from Madagascar and he’s 18 years old. He loves everything to do with music, especially playing guitar, drums and raping. Jérôme (second from the top left) is from Switzerland and he’s 20 years old. He enjoys biking and playing guitar and bass guitar. Third from the top left is me! My name is Shae, I am from… Read more »
Hello from Senegal! Our team has already spent half of our outreach. The sun is shining, the people are warm, and we are learning!
After we flew into Dakar, we spent time at the YWAM base in Gorom, and after that at a ministry house of women and girls, and are currently at the YWAM base at Niakhar. Our ministry times have consisted of mini day camps for kids, house visits to pray and share the gospel, leading church services, and doing support work for the bases like watering the gardens, cleaning the buildings. It’s been… Read more »
Art and evangelism are the main focuses of this DTS so we like to evangelize in all sorts of different ways. These past two weeks, we evangelized by going to two prisons. We split our team into two groups; one group went to a men and women’s prison and the other group went to the women’s ward of a different prison. Here are the stories Sarah and Amanda have from their experiences at the prisons.
Looking around [the prison], I could see people just like me, imperfect and imprisoned by sin. Maybe I… Read more »
We as a team have grown so close together. God has been doing amazing things, and we all have the common mission of inspiring others with the gospel. Sharing the Lord’s love and blessings with others was exactly what all nine of us girls intended, as we loaded up for a weekend in the countryside. As a team, we embarked toward King’s Kids (related to Youth With A Mission) ready to help lead a kids camp. None of us were ready for the plethora of blessings we were about to receive in return.
One… Read more »
Hello all! Coming to you from the New Generation 2017 DTS in Lyon France. This year, our school has 9 students, and all of us are girls! We’ve had a crazy two weeks so far and we want to start off our first blog of the year by introducing all of the students.
Top left: Kyle (staff), Sarah, Chloe, Rachel, Kalo, Annaëlle, Floriane (staff). Bottom left: Amber, Kayla, Amanda, Lucy (staff), Erika, Carrie (speaker), Hasnia (staff).
Annaëlle: I live in Paris. Yes, I’m one of the only French students. I like dance, music,… Read more »
Hello everyone! It’s Kyle reporting all the way from Senegal! First of all, I want to start by saying we are all safe and sound. Despite bouts of diarrhea, a few migraines, and fevers; we are all fine.
From the very beginning, it was clear that the enemy doesn’t want us to be here. At the airport in Lyon, Arthur – one of the team members – was held up at check-in as the airline demanded that he present a visa to be allowed on the plane. We were certain that he doesn’t need a visa… Read more »
Saturday, we partied the start of the Discipleship Training School 2016!
Thank you for praying that we would find a home for our school!
We have moved in and our excited to have a brand new house (for once) that we will be renting in Décines (20 minutes from Lyon). We found the house 4 days before the arrival of the students (last minute, like every year)… The students this year come from the Untied States, Canada, the Ivory Coast, Germany, Hong Kong, Switzerland and of… Read more »
What a week we had! Leadership training, evangelization, etc. This week, we had the opportunity to have Grace from YWAM Biarritz each morning to teach some principles of leadership. Grace was really a blessing for the base especially as this year, there are three new staff members (including me) for the Discipleship Training School. Personally, I appreciated the biblical principles of leadership that she taught us as well as the little tips that she gave. And of course, we loved her stories of her experiences in leadership as a DTS staff. I huge thank you to you, Grace!… Read more »
Here we are two weeks from the start of the DTS. The team is finally complete! We’re going all in! We start every day by a good dose of vitamins, a time of intimacy with God, a time of worship and intercession! Each morning is a time of equipping for this new season. We continue the preparations before the students arrive, both in substance and in form! Always praying to be inspired and creative, we were able to make over 40 welcome and thank you cards for our future visitors. We have also divided the different duties necessary for… Read more »
« But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him » - Psalms 103 : 17 (New Living Translation)
Our YWAM base was the place to be last week.
First of all, we had the opportunity to have a week of teaching about the Bible in our running DTS! Our speaker came from another French YWAM base, YWAM Champagne. He led us into a reflection about the Scriptures, studying one book after another. We got to study some pretty simple questions about the Bible: do we have to obey everything that is written in it? Why do we read it? Does God present a difference in His character when we read about Him in the Old Testament… Read more »