Blog

Our blog is a place where students and missionary members 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.

Can WE change lives?

Reaching out. In the past 6 months, I’ve seen this phrase play out in Scripture repeatedly. In Luke chapter 8 Jesus was on his way to the ruler of the Synagogue’s house to heal the ruler’s deathly ill daughter. As they rushed through the crowded streets to reach the young girl, there was a woman […]

Posted: July 11, 2017 By: Molly Bible
Is Following Jesus Supposed to be This Scary?

…this has probably been the hardest and most uncomfortable process that I have ever willingly engaged in. As I learn more about who God is and who I am, I release more and more control of my life. While this is liberating, and I am becoming more of who I was created to be, this […]

Posted: July 7, 2017 By: Ellie Kenyon
Are You Willing To Pause If God Asks?

As I entered into 2017, I felt the Lord ask me to work on one thing this year:  to PAUSE. Pause is defined as “a temporary stop in action or speech” and while it’s easy to hit the pause button on my phone or computer… I’ve learned that it is REALLY hard to hit the […]

Posted: June 23, 2017 By: Molly Bible
How do you Find Rest in the Midst of Chaos?

A car crash. A head injury. A near broken toe. A long to-do list. An unexpected blessing. A teaching on worship. What do these all have in common? Well, they were all a part of a journey that God took me on to find where true rest lay. In the midst of the chaos, I […]

How Do You Figure Out What To Do Next?

“Lord, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future. I will bless the Lord who counsels me – even at night when my thoughts trouble me.” – Psalm 16:5,7 CSB As a people who have been redeemed, a people who have embraced the turn from one way of life to […]

Posted: June 16, 2017 By: Melanie Morel
What I Learned About God Through a Game of Golf

I recently celebrated my 24th Birthday here in Montana, which is something entirely different than what I’m used to in Long Island N.Y (shout-out). My best friend Patrick (also, shout-out) kindly took me to go golfing. Being the old man that I am now, this sounded like the perfect day. Just my best friend and […]

Posted: June 13, 2017 By: Ryan Barrett
Why is it so Difficult to Trust God?

Why does it always seem so difficult to trust God? Recently, I was studying and teaching the book of Samuel.  In this book, there is a strong contrast between the first two kings of Israel, Saul and David.  In the heart of the book, we discover what separates these two individuals:  that David is a […]

What If God Stays Silent?

The silence feels devastating. If I lack these things when God speaks, you can probably guess how my heart is when I feel He is silent. There have been moments in my life where God speaks so clearly to me. I find myself either thankful for His words or not happy because I wanted to […]

Posted: June 2, 2017 By: Sidney Crowe
Is Perfectionism Hindering You From Sharing the Gospel?

About halfway through my Discipleship Training School outreach, my team spent a week in a Cambodian village (during Khmer New Year). It’s a week I won’t forget. In the mornings, we usually walked to houses in the village, visiting and talking with people. If we visited with Christians, we prayed and encouraged them. If we […]

Posted: May 24, 2017 By: Anja Oberg
Would Jesus Listen To Secular Music?

I love music. I always have. I believe it is inspired by a creator, who in turn gave us the ability to create. But just like anything, music has a balance, a good side and a bad side. Growing up, I was confused about what the “bad side” was and I lived in fear of […]

Posted: May 18, 2017 By: Elijah Waldrop