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AGNES’S STORY

God reached in and completely changed our plans. Originally, our ship was scheduled to sail to Bali, a small island about a 12 hour sail from Kimbe. The seas were too rough and our plans had to be changed. As we left the island of Vitu to sail to Sassavoru instead, we knew that God had an amazing plan for Sassavoru. We feel so blessed in the moments when the…

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How DTS Changed My Life

“How was your trip?” This is the question that I get asked continually after returning from doing a Discipleship Training School (DTS). It’s a loaded question people don’t realize they’re asking.  A DTS isn’t just a vacation, a time studying abroad, or a missions trip. It’s something people don’t quite understand. It’s something that you can’t answer “How was your trip?” or “What did you do while you were gone?”…

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7 Reasons To Do Your DTS At YWAM Ships Kona

The road to doing a DTS can be tricky. With so many locations to choose from, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Here are some tips on what YWAM Ships Kona has to offer to help you decide if you want to come and join our community. 1. Location: Kona, Hawaii. We live on the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s a beautiful place loaded with beaches, palm trees, hikes,…

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Four Lessons Learned During DTS

1. Communication is everything. It is no surprise to find out living with a group of random strangers can be difficult or working in teams can be frustrating. You name the scenario; working with people can be difficult and requires communication always. People are widely diverse, harboring different opinions, practicing habits you are not accustomed to, operating on a different sleep schedule…I could go on. Whether it’s between roommates, co-leaders,…

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Medical Team Saves Mother And Child

“We had just arrived into the bay off of the island of Vidu, Papua New Guinea where we were going to be based for the following week. On board with us were several people from the West New Britain Provincial Health Authority. We had been working closely together during these outreaches in West New Britain. At 12:30 in the morning, Helen (a local health worker, experienced midwife and maternal health…

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