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.

You’re Going to Meet Jesus!

“You’re going to go do a DTS? You’re going to meet Jesus!” A stranger looked at me with tears in his eyes, as this shocking statement hit my heart. Meet Jesus? I already have! I was not sure what this statement meant, but it was the third time that someone had leaned over a table […]

“Have you Discovered Your Calling?”

THIS IS OUR CALLING. We go into the world to bring the love of Jesus to those living in fear, to those who are orphaned, to the lost and hurting world. We do this because He said to go. There is no option to stay. We desire what He desires: that all should know him. […]

Sex Is Bad – But It’s Great!

AN UNMARRIED WOMAN’S PERSPECTIVE In recent years I’ve had countless conversations with Christian young people – some married and some unmarried, who have expressed a lack of conviction when it comes to sexual integrity. The difficulty has come with what their Christian circles of influence have taught them. One thing they are being told is […]

Posted: February 3, 2017 By: Erika Haveman
Don’t Ever Let The Plate Pass By

Letting the Plate Pass By. This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me…. This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me…. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy […]

Posted: January 20, 2017 By: Stephanie Armbruster
10 Ways to Help Refugees Feel Safe in Your Classroom

Never have there been more displaced people in the world than there are right now. That is what the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported earlier this year. According to the report, there are currently about 65.3 million people who have been forced from their homes. Among them are over 20 million refugees, […]

Proud Moments as an SBS Leader

There are always moments when I find myself feeling proud as an SBS leader, not proud of myself in any way, but proud of the things that I witness, either in my fellow missionary members or students. I am not a parent, but I would compare what I feel to that of a parent proud […]

Unexpected Blessings

I was born and raised in the Latin American country of Costa Rica, ten years ago the Lord called me into missions. I started in my home country and then God called me to leave. In 2010 I moved to The United States and in 2011 to Montana to work with YWAM Lakeside. I have been serving […]

Let’s Be Real: We All Want to Succeed

The term “success” may only have secular connotations in the minds of most Christians, but we cannot deny that every one of us has some concept of success. Success, in itself, is not a bad thing; it is man’s skewed concept of success that causes problems. I do not, in any way, exempt Christians from […]

Intentionality and Hospitality: They Go Together

It was January 12, 2016, and I was having a rotten day. I’d just gotten an email from my best friend in the world and she was having a hard time. Back home, friends were getting sick, breaking up, moving away, and everything seemed hard. As for me, I’d been in Taiwan for about a month and I’d […]

Posted: August 16, 2016 By: Brittany Bunch
I am Loved

“God, I am sorry.” “God, I am hurting.” “God, I am dirty. I am a disappointment. I am so incredibly lost.” This has been my conversation to God most of my life. I came to Him in my brokenness, over and over and over again. I came to Him for forgiveness, but never for love. I […]

Posted: August 1, 2016 By: Sidney Crowe