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Creating home at YWAM Sydney Newtown

Creating a Home

After several months of looking, we found the perfect place for our students to live! We are so thankful for God's provision; this accommodation is more than we could have hoped for.   Now comes the fun part—furnishing our new place!   We want to reach out and invite you to join us in creating a home for our DTS students. Bellow is a list of our furniture needs (we're striking things out as we get them!).   Local donations: Please email us to get our street address.   Online donations: If you live out of...

A Blessing for Artists - Everyday Benedictions

A Blessing for Artists

Elohim,   You are the great I Am who spoke the universe into existence. The power of spoken word painted the sky and brought forth light. Your finger molded the mountains and beat the drum of ocean rhythms. With imagination you created and fashioned the pomegranate dripping with ruby, red sweetness and delighted the senses with the song of the nightingale. Your very breath brought forth life calling man’s soul to fill his lungs and ignite his belly. “Live!” You said, and saw it was good.   Our...

Sydney Uni YWAM homestay

Welcoming Sydney uni and college students

  It’s a new day for YWAM Sydney Newtown and we have decided to open the doors of our nine bedroom house to local uni students who seek to live with an Australian Christian family in a safe, loving, gospel-centred home! We’re so pleased to be able to extend hospitality to those who are new to Australia and/or Sydney, and we believe that living in Christian community can be a great blessing to not only those of us in our home, but to our local neighbourhood...

How a YWAM DTS taught me to pray - Sydney Newtown Australia

How awkward, heartfelt prayers changed my life on a YWAM DTS

"Teach me how to pray for others, Lord."   This was my prayer when I landed in Malaysia for my DTS all those years ago. I knew Christians 'should' want to pray for others to experience the life-changing love and acceptance of Jesus, but I couldn't exactly force my heart to feel what I knew in my head to be right. Whenever I prayed for those who hadn't yet encountered Jesus, it felt rigid, forced, boring.   Not long into my DTS (discipleship training school), I sensed the Lord challenging...