This past week 11 new faces arrived at YWAM Townsville all ready to embark on a new journey together as the Ship DTS began! We are a team of 14 total, 11 student and 3 staff from 6 different nations who have come together for 21 weeks to learn about who God is, who we are and how we can be effective in bring life, hope and practical care to a world in need. This first part of our journey is based in Townsville, Australia where we will have 8 weeks of lectures on topics such as ‘hearing God’, ‘identity’, ‘lordship’, ‘Bible study’ etc. After that we will be heading out to Papua New Guinea to join with YWAM Medical Ships – Australia to assist in bringing much needed health care to the people of PNG.
Our first week was packed full as we learnt all about YWAM, the base here and what we will be doing during the school. As part of our time here in Townsville we will be helping at Youth Street, a program for 12-17 year olds ran at the base each Saturday, and to get our ‘feet wet’ we also helped at Youth Fest this past Friday, a city wide youth event where we got to meet some of the Townsville youth as they sampled our ‘bubble chai tea’ and chilled out with us!