3 years ago, I left the business world in Texas, USA to study the bible on the Sunshine Coast of Australia.
One day, I felt God say to go and do bible school. So, I typed ‘ YWAM school of biblical studies’ into Google and waited on God. The first article that came up was about Australia and I felt something connect for me. It was more than the surf, sun and sand that called me to the Sunshine Coast, it was an answer to prayer.
9 months at YWAM Sunshine Coast’s School of Biblical Studies has changed my life forever. I’d describe my studies as impactful, inspiring and encouraging.
I’ve read the bible and studied it but SBS showed me how to study the bible in such a way that I fell more in love with Jesus and in the bible. That was the most powerful thing.
I’ve learnt study methods that will help me get into the Word of God for the rest of my life.
Once finishing my studies, I went on a mission trip to Uganda and South Sudan with the YWAM Sunshine Coast team. That’s when I felt so empowered and encouraged to run after the big dreams and passions I have to help make the world a better place.
Now I’m on staff at YWAM and I love releasing students into pursuing their God-dreams and visions.
Recently, I organised a Prayer, Worship, and Missions conference, gathering people from other YWAM training centres, for 5 days of lectures, worship and prayer. We focussed on the power of prayer and worship, taking it to the nations, and centring everything we do around the presence of God.
Through my time with YWAM, God has transformed me from a person who liked to be behind the scenes, to feeling like I can preach and teach on stage to simply, just looking people in the eye with confidence.
I’ve been set free of things I wasn’t even aware I was carrying for so long. Now I’m able to love people in a way that sets them free, too.
Time and again, God has shown up to fulfil every need. From food, to rent, funding mission trips and more. This year alone, I’ve been to 6 different countries.
For me, it’s been a dream come true to be part of a movement where I’m free to follow God wholeheartedly and wildly, from glory to glory.
I know I’m right where God wants me to be.