|Heading out for our own DTS years ago.|
Commonly called outreach, it is the MAKE HIM KNOWN portion of the training. (YWAM's mission is to know God and make Him known.) At this point you have been challenged to listen for God's voice, trust Him in new ways, see His heart for every tribe and tongue, and seek to know Him more deeply than you ever have before. Outreach is the living classroom where you learn by doing. For us, that living classroom was the Philippines - Manila, Naic, Kakabay, Baguio, Bontoc, Can-eo, Sadanga, and Sacasacan.
Did we do our DTS in Salem, Oregon? Partly. Did we do our DTS in the Philippines? Partly. We did our DTS in Salem and the Philippines. Without the combination of KNOWING GOD and MAKING HIM KNOWN, the DTS would be incomplete. Discipleship is not just to know God. In following Jesus, we have the privilege and responsibility to make Him known. Of course a DTS is just a step in the journey of a life of discipleship.
Beginning in January this year, we helped to staff a DTS which began at YWAM Baguio Training Center. We were (and still are) excited to help others on their journey to discover more of who God is and His plan for their life. Our students came from various places throughout the Philippines as well as Vietnam and Australia. One exciting aspect of our work with YWAM has been the opportunity to meet people from so many countries and cultures around the world.
|Our family with my Vietnamese DTS "daughter", Faith|
|Junior with his wife and daughter on Camiguin Island|
|James with a Camiguin lunch - or is it breakfast or dinner, hmmm?|
|Naguilian shoreline on Camiguin Island|
|Thomas, Annalise, and friends on Camiguin Island|
|How do you solve the problem of a disintegrating sandal on a hike between villages on a small island in the Pacific? With duct tape of course!|
|Annalise - fresh fish, rice, and noodles|
After two weeks, Annalise and I took the team back to the mainland where they continued ministry for another week or so. I had to get back to prepare for the first session of PHILEO Response Team training.
|Alayna, before the 13 hour trip so where you catch the boat to Camiguin Island|
|3 smiling MK's - missionary kids|
|Alayna, Analo, and Faith doing sea-vangelism|
|Octopus was sometimes on the menu/table also...chewy|