Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Getting more out of life

After coming back from working in Colorado at Keystone in their Ski and Ride School department I realized that I needed more out of life. I asked myself what I would change and decided I wanted to see more of the world. I didn't want to travel by myself so I decided to apply for YWAM (Youth with a Mission) in New Zealand to show the love of God to the people there. If I can show one person that God is a part of the small stuff in our lives just as much as the big parts it will be worth it. When I was in Colorado I had the opportunity to ski for free, so I did that on my days off. While skiing I would look out and see what God has created and wondered what else is out there that I am missing out on. I have always been fascinated by Australia and New Zealand and their culture.

I got accepted into the YWAM program in New Zealand and will be leaving at the end of September for 5 months. There are 2 phases to a YWAM program, the first part is Discipleship Training School (DTS), meaning I will spend the first 3 months learning more about God and how to communicate to non-belivers. This specific YWAM DTS program is a backpacking one. Meaning I will be able to see other parts of New Zealand on the weekend when I am not in school. The second phase is an 2-3 month outreach puting into practice what I learned in the last 3 months and I can do that right in New Zealand or Internationally. I haven't decided yet what to do or where I should do that. I am nervous but excited to see what challenges I come upon. I never thought that I would be a "blogger" but I figured it would be easier to keep up with me and my adventures through here. Hope you are having an amazing summer!