As we were setting up for our community night in Appalachia, one of my friends called out to me, jumping up and down with a big grin on her face. I kindly, smiled back, not quite understanding why she was so excited. As I looked over my shoulder, I saw a deaf couple signing. I […]
Local Love, Outreach, Staff Spotlight, Uncategorized, YWAM Life
As a teenager, I was given the opportunity to go to Mexico on a short-term mission trip with my youth group. After hearing about the trip, though, I quickly told myself “no“, and found ways to avoid having a conversation with my youth pastor about it so that I wouldn’t have to explain myself. So I […]
Heart Prep, Local Love, Outreach, The Nations, Uncategorized, YWAM Life
When I was asked if I would lead the Spring Skater’s Discipleship Training School (DTS), I was stoked. It’s combining my two favorite things: Jesus, and Skateboarding! As I’ve been planning to lead this school, I was challenged with the question, “ Why am I leading the Skater’s DTS?” In pondering this, I came up with […]
DTS, DTS In Short, Local Love, Uncategorized
Is your to-do list getting longer and longer each week? Check out what one of our winter Discipleship Training School (DTS) students has to say about her list.
Day To Day, DTS, Local Love, Outreach, Student Spotlight, YWAM Life
We love Louisville! Even more, we love the ministries here in town that serve our community. If helping the homeless, trafficked, or abused people in your town is on your heart, this blog is for you!
Local Love, Outreach
During our outreach in East Kentucky, We teamed up with one of the local churches in a very small town where drug/alcohol abuse, violence, and poverty are very common. For the few days we were there, we attended every event and service at the church. Through this, we were able to get to know the congregation and many who […]
DTS, Local Love, Outreach, Student Spotlight
Inside the Lord’s Kitchen in downtown Louisville, I saw him. He was sitting at one of the tables. He was tall and skinny. A big, red coat completed the image. The same red coat I had seen when I had asked God who he wanted me to speak to.
DTS, Local Love, Outreach
I watched her walk away, the girl I’d met 20 minutes before, dragging her sorrow along with her behind a tiny suitcase. A burden weighed so heavily on her shoulders that it almost felt the clouds should have been out, the sky should have been depressed along with her. Instead, the sun blazed on our skin and we wondered, “Did we do enough?”
Local Love, Outreach, SOMD, Student Spotlight
At YWAM Louisville we’re known for our love of the nations. But don’t mistake that for a lack of love for our namesake! Locals love to keep Louisville weird by frequenting our independent businesses, including some of the best coffee shops in the nation (no, really, they’ve won awards). Here’s why, when we’re not off to the ends of the earth, we love calling Louisville home.
Local Love, YWAM Life