The atmosphere changes and people realize that they're about to be encouraged. A slight tension still lingers as they quickly realize they also have to give encouragement. For some reason we all love to be encouraged, but it's hard to give encouragement. We feel too vulnerable in that moment. Awkward, even. We feel like we might get it "wrong" - like encouragement could be a bad thing. So there's a long pause. No one wants to speak up first and yet everyone wants to be the first to get encouraged.
We've already had some cool experiences. I can already see how people have grown. And it's only been two weeks! It makes me so excited for what's ahead. There's no way to be sure of what God is going to do over the next 6 months, but I do know that it's going to be good.
A few weeks into the year and I have already realized: Good intentions only get us so far. I've been struggling to find a way to make these things stick. Because even if they do sound like silly New Years resolutions, I actually want to change and grow in 2017. But how can I do that?
During this time, Benjamin and I actually started to become pretty good friends. He was a volunteer at our base and just always seemed to be around and ready to hang out. He was the one skiing with me when I had my accident last year that put me out for the season. He came to the hospital with me and was a great support throughout that whole day and even through the rest of DTS. And before I knew it, we were just good friends.
Sorry guys... It's been too long. I'd say it's been busy here (which isn't a lie) but that's not an excuse. So here's my written apology and my commitment to you: I'm sorry for not communicating well and I am going to strive to do better. My goal for this upcoming season is to post …
We went to Amsterdam!! The base in Amsterdam hosted a DTS workshop, designed for DTS staff to come and learn more about what the essence of at DTS is and also to learn from each other. There were around 40 YWAMers, representing around 10 different bases across Europe. We all came together for one …
We're back in Davos, friends! Traveling went well and now we're ready for the adventures ahead!