My wife and I came to YWAM DP for our DTS in January 2010. We spent our outreach time in India and saw first hand the poor and the broken hearted. The experience opened our hearts and our minds. During our month home, after outreach, we realized we missed the uplifting Christian community we had found at YWAM DP. We knew that living for God through missions was our next step so we checked flights.
Three days later we boarded a plane back to Belize!
This past Christmas, I told my parents we were moving to a new base property. My Dad and two friends, Jaap and Philip, came and joined us as we prepared to move to our new location. I was nervous about having both my worlds come together, Belize and Holland, but God had good things in store. If my Dad would do this for me, that he would love me so much as to travel half-way around the world to work and bless us with his time, then how much more does our Heavenly Father love us! Wow!! As soon as the group arrived, I felt an overwhelming peace and a sense of relief. Throughout the following two weeks, they worked so hard. Day after day they spent time cleaning, fixing and preparing the space for our housing and kitchen. Without them here we could not have moved everything and everyone on time!
Another really special thing about their visit was the time they took to get to know the students; eating with them and just sharing after dinner about what God was doing during their time here at YWAM DP. All three men were surprised to have God speak to their hearts too. I was able to spend time studying the Bible and having a “mini DTS” with them before they returned to Holland. We are looking forward to seeing them again in the future, and hopefully here in Belize!
René de Waard ~ YWAM DP Alumni, January 2010 DTSRead More