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Hunter’s Story: Why I Did A DTS

September 17, 2021
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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

August 20, 2021
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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

July 2, 2021
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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?

January 8, 2021
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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?

December 11, 2020
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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?

December 4, 2020
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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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Jose’s Story: What’s Changed?

November 13, 2020
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My walk with God before DTS was very much based on religion and shame. I was raised Catholic, so I was very familiar with God, it was just my understanding that I was always in the wrong with Him and there had to be things I did constantly to try to earn a few minutes…

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