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How to dress like a Fijian

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How to dress like a Fijian My Experience I went to Fiji for one month this past spring for the outreach phase of my Bible School for the Nations (BSN) and it was different from any place I’d gone before. Fiji is a Christian nation, and it showed. Everywhere I went, I felt safe. I…

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Hunter’s Story: Why I Did A DTS

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When I was in eighth grade, I went to Brazil with our church. This was my first missions trip ever! We built a house for a missionary couple that was moving to a village in the Amazon. Here, I instantly fell in love with missions. I’ve always loved traveling, and being able to bless others…

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Kathryn’s Story: Why I Did DTS

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When I was in high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I really struggled with anxiety and depression and didn’t know how to move forward. I had plenty of time to figure out what I wanted to do, but I spent so much time worrying about the future I…

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From Mads: Always Cheering You On

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When you think of celebration what do you think of? Some people think of balloons, cupcakes and piñatas; or parties, dancing and big occasions with invitations and special food. But over the years I have learned that celebrating others is a choice you make in your heart first. “Cheering you on,” has been my email…

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Audrey’s Story: What’s Changed?

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My walk with God was pretty much just attending church before DTS. I believed things I wanted to believe and lived the way I wanted to live.   Before I did my DTS, I struggled a lot with insecurities and knowing that I am valuable, that I matter and my voice matters. I also struggled with…

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Gabi’s Story: What’s Changed?

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Before coming to DTS I really struggled with the question if God truly loved me. During the beginning of my senior year of high school, I wasn’t following the Lord at all. I had stopped going to church and stopped hanging out with my church friends. Anything that had to do with God, I wanted…

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Marissa’s Story: What’s Changed?

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All my life I have been a Christian. I remember accepting Jesus into my heart at age 3. I went to a Christian school, church every Sunday and had an amazing Christian family. But, even though I’d grown up Christian, there were lies about God and how He saw me that I continually believed. Ever…

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