I used to live an ordinary life. Wake up, go to work, come home, go to bed, repeat.
I was 20 years old and nothing extraordinary had ever happened to me… until one day God challenged me to do a Discipleship Training School (DTS). I was familiar with YWAM. Most everyone I knew had been through though it. Never did I think it was for me. I had a paper application packet sitting in the trunk of my car.
In 2003, a mobile team from YWAM Denver had come through my town. Somehow I ended up with that application. Most likely I took it to be nice with the intention to throw it away. Instead, it ended up in the trunk of my car where it had collected dirt and stains. I cleaned it up as much as I could, filled it out and mailed it off.
A few weeks later, I got the call that I was accepted to DTS. Now it was a real thing, and little did I know the journey God had in store for me.
Since joining YWAM, I’ve seen the sick healed in the Sahara desert, ministered in the slums of Bangkok, Thailand and have stood in awe and wonder looking up at the Himalayas in Nepal.
When you say ‘yes’ to God, the journeys He’ll take you on will be beyond your wildest dreams and the things He’ll ask you to do will challenge you on whole new levels. Ten years ago, I said “Yes, Lord.” I’ve been ruined for the ordinary ever since.
Nathan and his wife Joy currently are starting a YWAM ministry in Yosemite, California.