Hello! I’m Jack from Toronto, Canada. I am 18 and I decided to do a DTS at YWAM Nelson to discover if God is real and to learn what true Christianity is. My perspective and purpose in life have been transformed and God had revealed himself to me throughout the DTS. The Nelson base provided the perfect opportunity for me to encounter and grow in my relationship with God. I feel that God is leading me to University, I am now equipped to tackle my future with the knowledge and relationship I have developed with God over the past few months. YWAM Nelson gave me so much more than what I was expecting, and I am so thankful for how my life has changed.
Hi I’m Nick. I am 22 from Fresno, CA USA and a new graduate of the University of Wyoming. I am a life-long lover and participator of sports, but Jesus has captured my heart. I came to do DTS to pursue the supernatural side of God. I knocked in the natural and he answered in the spirit! Before the school started, my plan was to go home, wait to get a job, get married, and start a family. Just before graduating DTS, the Lord spoke to me about coming to staff in Nelson. The Lord has used YWAM to open my eyes to what he is doing and what he wants to do with me, through me and around me. The more I get to know who God is, the more I want to go deeper & farther in relationship and understanding – YWAM Nelson is the perfect place for me to do that.
Hi my name is Marian. I’m from Christchurch New Zealand but grew up in a town called Blenheim. I came to YWAM Nelson because I felt that I was called to be here. I prayed about it a lot and God confirmed YWAM as His purpose for me in this season. I’ve really enjoyed all the learning I’ve been doing on the DTS. My goal has been to become more confident in my understanding of God and my ability to reach out to others. I’m learning new things about myself and my relationship with Him everyday.
Hey my name is Shania I’m from a small town in New Zealand. I decided to come to YWAM Nelson as I wanted to grown in faith with God even more and didn’t feel ready to head away to university. Since being here I’ve felt God moving so much in my life! During my first week I made the decision to get baptized as a confirmation of my identity in Christ. This was a very special moment for me. I feel very lucky to be here in Nelson as it’s so beautiful
Hi I’m Jill, 18 years old and from a small town in Ontario, Canada. I was raised in a Christian home my whole life, but I never had a real or authentic connection with my Heavenly Father. I have come to YWAM to further my relationship with God and to seek him through everything in my life. By coming to Nelson New Zealand I wanted to deepen my love for Jesus and how I can show people love through his grace and forgiveness. Through this experience so far, I have grown to a better understanding how the Holy Spirit, Jesus and the Father loves me deeply and has a plan to make my life a righteous one. I have been able to grow many relationships here with my fellow 18 DTS classmates, where we are able to mentor and walk this Christian life together. My main reason to come here was to find meaning and purpose for my life and have found that I have full identity in Jesus and this life is not my own! I am so ready to be a missionary for Jesus Christ!