It’s been a long time since I last posted on my blog. Life swept me up in a whirlwind. A good one though, I promise. As most people know I left behind my life in Vancouver Canada and traded it in for the big island of Hawaii. I’m here attending YWAM (Youth With A Mission) in what they call a DTS (Discipleship Training School).
I thought I knew what I was singing up for, but really I had no idea. I though oh cool, it’s basically like bible college and a christian camp on steroids. That’s slightly accurate, but not quite. I often feel like I’m drinking from a fire hydrant, in the best way possible.
I’ve learned about the Nature and Character of God, I’ve listened to legends like Francis Chan, and Banning Liebscher, the founders of YWAM, Lordship and Missions and a Biblical world view. This is only week four. I feel like I’m learning things I should have learned at church as a child. Maybe I did but I’m just finally understanding it now. I think one of the most revolutionary things I’ve learned that I wish people knew is that the bible isn’t for behavior management, it is an invitation to a beautiful relationship. We no longer are bound by the laws of the old testament that everyone views Christianity through. Jesus abolished the laws, all 613 of them, not just the classical 10. Now the only thing he asks of us is to love.
I really wish I could compile all of my thoughts and all that I’ve learned onto this blog post. But in all honesty I don’t think my brain has sorted it all out yet. I don’t even know if i’ll have it all sorted when I’m done my DTS. All I know is I am so ready to live my life by acting in simple obedience because it can change history.
I’ll come back and try and update more regularly. Until then here’s some photos.