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5 Tips for Living with Cross-Cultural Roommates

Posted on Oct 3, 2019, in the categories: Community Living, DTS
5 Tips for Living with Cross-Cultural Roommates

One thing you might not always remember about yourself—is that you have a culture. The way you dress, what you like to eat, how you talk, even how you sleep is part of your culture! It’s part of the way you grew up. It formed when you hung out with your friends, or when you did science projects in class, even the songs you sing (or what language you sing them in) make up your culture. …

An American’s Guide to Kiwi English | Tips on New Zealand Culture

Posted on Sep 26, 2019, in the categories: New Zealand Culture
An American’s Guide to Kiwi English | Tips on New Zealand Culture

You've booked your flights, watched every movie ever filmed in New Zealand, and you can't wait to arrive. But what language do they speak? Okay, okay, you have done your research—they speak English and some te reo Māori. Maybe you even know "Kiwi" refers to New Zealanders and the national bird—NOT the fruit (my rant about that is here). …

13 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be a Missionary

Posted on Sep 12, 2019, in the categories: DTS
13 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Be a Missionary

You shouldn’t be a missionary.   Everyone's giving you the reasons why, right? Whether you’re still in school, or your family doesn’t agree with you, or you don’t have the money to travel—it makes sense why you shouldn't do it. Or should you?…

How Jesus Met a Girl on a 90 Minute Flight | YFNZ Story

Posted on Sep 5, 2019, in the categories: Leaders Internship, Testimony, DTS
How Jesus Met a Girl on a 90 Minute Flight | YFNZ Story

As I was sitting in the plane ready to take off, I looked out the window over Queenstown, New Zealand. The sun was just starting to peak over the mountains and the snow began to turn from pink to white. I sat there and reminisced about the last three months. God had met me through His word on a three-month Bible course, and I had come to understand the greater story we are all a part of. …

The Day I Didn’t Want to Tell People About Jesus | YFNZ Story

Posted on Aug 29, 2019, in the categories: Leaders Internship, Testimony, DTS
The Day I Didn’t Want to Tell People About Jesus | YFNZ Story

I thought that I’d already given everything to Jesus because I moved to New Zealand. This month I was shown that I couldn’t have been more wrong. At the start of July, I moved to Tauranga to do the Leaders Internship with YWAM Furnace NZ. One of the main themes of the internship has been intimacy with Jesus—I didn’t realise how much I needed it.…

When My Hobby Became My Mission | YFNZ Story

Posted on Aug 23, 2019, in the categories: Testimony, Hospitality
When My Hobby Became My Mission | YFNZ Story

Have you ever thought of the impact that a bouquet of flowers can have in a person's life? I certainly hadn’t. Until recently, floral design was just a hobby that I enjoyed. It was a surprise when one of my students approached me after I taught at a hospitality workshop in Townsville, Australia.…

What's the Weather Like in Tauranga, New Zealand?

Posted on Aug 2, 2019, in the categories: Discipleship Training Schools
What's the Weather Like in Tauranga, New Zealand?

So, what’s the weather like in Tauranga?   It's not too shabby, but that's an understatement. The Bay of Plenty region is known across New Zealand for its gorgeous weather and breathtaking coastal scenes. Even the winter can have tropical-feeling days that are perfect for a stroll down Papamoa Beach or a hike up Mount Maunganui. But because I know you want to pack more than just a swimsuit, here's some specific temperature ranges in Tauranga.…

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