About Discipleship Training School

The Discipleship Training School aims to see people equipped, trained and released; who know who they are because they know who their God is, and want desperately to see this reality of heaven invading earth in every frontier. Learn more about our upcoming DTS at http://ywamchico.com/dts/

Preparing to Head Out!

Well, we are in our last few days of lecture phase and getting prepped for outreach! This brings about many mixed emotions for most of us. We are sad to see the lecture phase come to an end, yet super excited to begin outreach and see what God has in store for us. The

Thank God for Cheap Flights

Anyone else have visa stories? Here is ours... We had two problems: One, our pictures were not good; and, two, Elias who is from Sweden, was told to apply in his home country. These were problems to us, but as God would show us these were just inconveniences. Our passports and applications needed to be

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance

This week our team has been challenged with patience and perseverance. Coming into outreach we had such high expectations of miracles, signs and wonders but we weren't seeing these things come to fruition. In fact, we have been struggling to even get past simple greetings - due to the language barrier - which has led

A different kind of Christmas

BAMAKO, MALI: This year we celebrated Christmas differently - the joy of gifts was replaced by the joy of the Lord; the family meal was replaced by a huge celebration with brothers and sisters in Christ; and the focus on the material aspects of Christmas was replaced by the magnificence and glory of the birth

He Has Me Here

You never know where life will take you. Sitting here in Lesotho, in a tent, I am in awe of God's love for me to bring me here. It is by God's power and His will for my life that I am here for this 3 week time. I begin to wonder, "Why me Lord?" While

Rain and Renewal in a Dry and Thirsty Land

HAKOLAI, LESOTHO: There's no better feeling than to experience and witness prayers being answered. We serve the one and only God. We serve a God who is powerful and cares about the desires of His people. Here in Lesotho, the Hakoali village is desperately in need of some rain. It has not rained properly for

Living Out Matthew 18:3-5

Hearing the words "I love you" from a parent is a blessing for the many children in Themba Hopsital, Kabokweni, South Africa. But some of the little ones in the Children's Ward don't have any parents to hold them and play with them during the visiting hours. So when we went, it was a life changing time

#GiftFail: A Story of Redemption

Exiting the familiar and entering the unfamiliar, in terms of culture, has been a learning curve for me.  It is teaching me to be more observant as I try to respect the African people by conforming to their cultural expectations. In the African culture, it is considered rude to give something to one person and

Ten Thousand Homes

WHITE RIVER, SOUTH AFRICA: We're finally in South Africa. The first day of being here was really tiring for all of us because of the long journey in the airplane. But with God's protection, after 43 hours of travel, we arrived here safely and were very welcomed by the Ten Thousand Homes staff. Ten Thousand