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.

What are you willing to give up for Jesus?

You know that feeling you get when you are totally out of your element – your palms get sweaty and it seems like the room you’re in is shrinking?  That’s how I felt when I found myself sleeping on the ground next to 60 high schoolers in a nation that is totally different from my […]

Posted: April 21, 2017 By: Amy Biondi
Please Don’t Wait for Marriage

It has been an undefined expectation in my head that marriage would fulfill or complete me… “How am I supposed to wait patiently for marriage?” This is a question I have been seriously mulling over the past few months. In order to wait patiently for something, I realized that I had to actually understand what that […]

Posted: April 19, 2017 By: Morgan Hansen
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 […]

How God Spoke to Me Through a Pineapple

Recently, God has been speaking to me through the use of Pineapples. Yes you read that right, Pineapples. How has a simple, common fruit become the source of Heavenly revelation you ask? Well, let me tell you. First, did you know that pineapples didn’t use to be so common? In the 1600s, pineapples were so […]

What is Real Happiness?

A little bit ago, I was having a conversation with someone, when they made a comment that not only stuck with me, but has deeply troubled me since. The comment was this, “We don’t all get the life we want, some of us just have to deal with it.” This individual, searching so desperately for […]

How do we Find Jesus in the Outdoors?

We’ve all been a part of some kind of team building exercise, low ropes course/initiative game or high ropes course. Some of us have been on multi-day or multi-week expeditions where we’re intentionally pushed to live in the “growth” (or groan!) zone. We’re encouraged to embrace the physical challenge, marvel in the majesty and beauty […]

Living a Life Worthy of the Calling

Worthiness. Worth is something the Lord spoke a lot to me about this Fall. The fact that though on my own I have nothing, I am nothing; I am worthy because He calls me such. When I was in Nepal, a couple verses had me thinking… “Live a life worthy of the calling you have […]

What Led Me to do a DTS

It wasn’t until I was nineteen that I actually gave my life to the Lord. I had grown up in church and had plenty of opportunities to hear about Him, but my life was transformed when I “met Jesus” and had a real encounter with Him at nineteen. I couldn’t believe that I had missed […]

Posted: March 24, 2017 By: Stephen Scarbrough
How do You Move Mountains?

I love the mountains. I love waking up in a dew-drenched tent after a frigid night under the stars and feeling the stiffness of my legs as they stretch and creak like the wood of an old house. I love the shock of crisp mountain air as it surges into my lungs while I desperately […]

Posted: By: Ben Biondi
Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

Most of us have heard this at least once, and it goes something like this: We’re going through a difficult season and someone well meaning tells us, “God won’t give you more than you can handle” and, at first, it seems comforting. The idea that we won’t receive overbearing circumstances sounds like a wonderful statement […]