This is a letter written to an alumni’s support team after her DTS was complete.
Dear friends, family, and everyone who supported me through my 5 month journey with YWAM,
I cannot even begin to describe how grateful I am for all of y’all. From the prayers to financial support, to encouragements when I needed them, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your obedience to God which enabled me to grow as a daughter in Christ like never before. These last 5 months changed me, because you all supported me through it. Without the financial support, prayers, and encouragement, I wouldn’t have been able to do any of it. I would not have been able to learn about God’s loving father heart towards me, that changed everything. I would not have been able to have been poured into and gain freedom with Christ from all past bondage that held me back from walking confidently in Him. I would not have been able to scuba dive and bask in our God’s beautiful creation. I would not have been able to build relationships with some of the best people i have ever met. I would not have been able to go and serve children, orphans, missionaries, and others, in Bolivia. I would not have been able to eat cow heart, or see the tallest altitude lake in the world (Lake Titicaca). I would not have been able to lead worship for a church full of village people who traveled hours and hours, just to hear more about God. I would not have been able to learn what it looks like to truly serve, and rely on God for all comfort and joy. I would not have been able to feel more of God’s love, by how each and every one of you have loved me through this experience. I am forever grateful, and overwhelmed by how your generosity, has changed my life forever. How God changed my life forever. Thank you for all of your love, kindness, and friendship. I am blessed to know all of you,and blessed by God through your prayers, giving, and encouragement. Thank you!!!!!
Here’s a video I made of my experiences in Bolivia. Please watch it to see how your love, generosity, and prayers, enabled me to serve there.
Shea Salisbury – 2014 DTS Alumni