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Why God Always Seems to Wait Until the Last Minute

Posted on Jul 25, 2019, in the categories: Campus Life, Post-DTS
Why God Always Seems to Wait Until the Last Minute

“Last minute Helen” is a nickname that my dad has called me since childhood. I like to think of it as being “time challenged”.  It is very true that I am sure I can do 10 minutes worth of activities in two minutes, that the pressure of teaching or assignment preparation needs to be a ‘code red’ before I feel the urge to move, and I hate to be early to anything.  But I have noticed over the years that God also seems to do things the last minute.…

When My Last Choice Became My One Thing

Posted on Oct 12, 2018, in the categories: Campus Life, Outreaches, Prayer Room
When My Last Choice Became My One Thing

“And your outreach location will be.... New Zealand! You will be helping lead worship in the Prayer Room!” I was angry. The former Prayer Room staff had up and moved to the Middle East so they were in need of musicians, singers, and sound technicians. Did I care? No. I signed up for my specific…

Why We Changed our Name to YWAM Furnace NZ

Posted on Sep 14, 2018, in the categories: Campus Life, Announcements, Prayer Room
Why We Changed our Name to YWAM Furnace NZ

Name changes seemed to be everywhere. Abram became Abraham, Jacob became Israel, even Saul to Paul. We heard of churches renaming themselves, even other YWAM locations. But could it really happen to us? Could there be a name that captured our story, in all its twists and turns? And how did we even become…

For Those Waiting for Healing & Breakthrough

Posted on Sep 7, 2018, in the categories: Campus Life, Testimony
For Those Waiting for Healing & Breakthrough

My last year and a half has been full of digestive issues, different diets, trial and error, medications, doctors, confusion, financial struggle—not to mention vocal issues, and not being able to sing. At some points it felt like I was a slave to my health problems. But throughout it all, somehow I hung onto God’s…

5 Reasons to do DTS if You Graduated from College

Posted on Aug 17, 2018, in the categories: Campus Life, Discipleship Training Schools
5 Reasons to do DTS if You Graduated from College

I was twenty-one when I graduated from university. I had a great job opportunity at a dream spot. Not to mention, I needed to start paying back my student loan, too. Inconveniently, God started reminding me of another dream, the plan I'd dismissed somewhere in the middle of my teaching degree. I wanted to do a Discipleship Training School.…

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