Blog

Our blog is a place where students and staff alike post frequently about all of the things that are happening here on campus and throughout the world. We post outreach updates, testimonies, devotionals, and encouragements that cover a multitude of themes and subjects. Our desire is that these posts will give you a better idea of what we are doing here at YWAM Montana | Lakeside and that this blog will be an encouragement for you in your walk with Christ.

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The Struggle of Obedience

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will […]

Posted: June 6, 2016 By: Hannah Wilkes
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Making Appointments with Grief

I have a long story but I will give you the short version. My childhood had many significant rough patches; the kind of rough that needed a lot of healing in these young adult years. I have had to bring many memories and people before the Lord and ask for him to give me the […]

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To the Doubters

I doubt… A LOT. I think it’s completely normal to doubt. But what if God just simply wants us to believe that He is capable of more than we can imagine?  It’s more than we can imagine because we put our lives and our God in a box 90% of the time. I have a […]

Posted: May 23, 2016 By: Rachel Miller
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Overcoming Fear

Since I was a child I’ve struggled with fear. Fear of man, fear of health problems, fear of rejection. It was a gripping and suffocating problem to a point where I’d have panic attacks at 3 in the morning and allow it to devour my joy and control my life. A little over a year […]

Posted: May 10, 2016 By: Jamie Bynum
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This Isn’t Just For You

In our first week of SBS, one of our teachers had us write down why we came. I wrote this in my notebook, “I came to SBS to gain my own understanding about this book I dedicate my life to and to gain intimacy with the One who called me.” My heart was pure and I believe […]

Posted: April 18, 2016 By: Corrie Burgers
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Just Because It Hurts, Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing It Wrong

If you find yourself daily pursuing God and still running into challenges, grief, pain, and exhaustion, then I would like to say, “Welcome.” My name is Brooke, I have loved Jesus for eight years, and I get it. I’m with you. You’re not alone, you’re not doing life wrong, and your pain is not a […]

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A Skill I Never Expected I Would Use

In 2013 I went through a course called Wilderness Advance First-Aid (WAFA) and CPR as part of Endurance DTS.  It was a fascinating course, however, I never expected I would use these skills. Then it happened, as I was going about my day with some friends, these skills were needed and I was called to […]

Posted: February 29, 2016 By: Benji Rasmussen
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A French Connection For Salvation

One of the YWAM Taipei Staff, Julien, was at the Rock a few weeks ago and led a young man to Christ in a really unique way! Julien tells the story below: Lately God has been challenging me with my faith. He has been wanting me to ask for more challenges to increase my faith in […]

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When the Unthinkable Becomes Real

In the Gospels we read stories of Jesus and the Apostles in Acts performing miracles of healing, the unthinkable. Ironically, when we read the Gospels, most people in the world, Christians included, believe that miraculous healing does not happen anymore. They think it is something of the past.  I used to discredit any thought of the […]

Posted: February 18, 2016 By: Benji Rasmussen
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Avalanches, Saunas, and Jesus

My name is Luke Smith, and I am one of the three interns with the Outdoor Ministry Internship here in Lakeside, MT.  Last weekend we had the opportunity to receive avalanche training in Hamilton, MT.  I was going into the weekend with expectations that there was not very many other people and that the people […]

Posted: February 8, 2016 By: Luke Smith