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Waves of Young People

It seems like it was just yesterday that we welcomed them into our family – Thirty students, all from different places, each with their own individual stories and fears, but sharing the same desire: To Know God.

Four months have come and gone. We’ve seen these students struggle, overcome, surrender, grow, and step out in boldness and love. We’ve had the privilege of walking alongside them in their pursuit of Jesus. And, once it was time, we sent them out into the nations to share the Good News that has changed their lives.

Today, we want to show you some bits and pieces of what God has done in their hearts, and the truth He has spoken to them in this season.


“And they will walk with me in white, for they are worthy.” Revelations 3:4

“We must never forget that we have worth and value, not because of what We do,but because of who He is.”

-Courtney K.

“For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭

Freedom. This is something I thought I could never obtain. I thought the struggles in my life were ones that would 14991915_1370867959591906_6396242427459242087_nfollow me forever. But God, being the gracious, loving, and mighty God that He is, gave me more freedom than I could ever imagine. And now, because God lives in me and He is my life, I can walk in that freedom every day. “

-Alyssa R.


“Your eyes will see the King in His beauty, and view a land that stretches afar.” Isaiah 33:17

“One day I will see heaven, but for now I’m going to bring as much of it to earth as I can”

– Jarrett M.

“One day, I was questioning the reasons I chose to come to YWAM. It’s so easy forYWAM Student Jessi me to find an excuse as to why I follow God: to look better, to try and fix myself, to show others who He is and become fixated on helping them. But God reminded me that the only reason that really matters is His love, His heart. That I, who I am, where I am, is enough. So I wrote:

“Today I want to seek Your heart. I feel like I somehow forgot that’s what I was doing by focusing on fixing myself. You are who I want, who I need first. Your heart and Your love. Your love isn’t anxious or restless. It’s not passive. It’s always present. It has promise. It’s not broken. It’s pure.”

-Jessi Kalenda

 Waves of young people taking the Gospel to the ends of the earth.
Today, these students are all over the world, being part of this dream, playing their part in fulfilling the Great Commission. Whatever obstacles, fears, and struggles they might face, one thing is certain: They are not the same people that walked into our family this September.  They know God, and they are making Him known.

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