A letter from our October Quarter Leader

By YWAM Newcastle on August 29, 2014 in Discipleship Training Schools, Training

Here is a letter from Dieuwke, the school leader over the Compassion and Trailblazers DTS, sharing about her excitement for the coming weeks.  We are looking forward to having our October students in just over a month!

I gaped in awe as the net stretched and stretched until it covered the whole earth. And the Lord said to me: “enlarge the place of your tent, and let them stretch out the curtains of your dwelling, do not spare. Lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes. For you shall expand to the right and to the left.” 

For months I had seen their faces on our boards, more and more added each day, applying students for our October DTS’s. The moment had come where I, through prayer and guidance, committed myself to lead both the Trailblazers and Compassion DTS.

With commitment comes a growing love… And God spoke to me, whispered, and shared some remarkable secrets about what was going to happen here.

I saw beautiful green meadows and challenging dark valleys. “Most people walk when they should sit down and rest,” He said, “and they find it strange feeling depressed when sitting down in a place they really should keep walking.” 

“A picture of a net that stretched beyond natural capacity,” I thought to myself, with those powerful words still echoing in my ear. “Being stretched beyond capacity…, being stretched beyond capacity…!” Could the meaning for this be something so different from how I would naturally perceive it? Could it be that learning to rest by sitting down, sitting down on the words God gives to each one of us to let it sink deeper, could it be that this was going to be the BIG stretch for this quarter? 

I count the days the students arrive, the vision God gave me for this quarter has already started to find its shape in my own life. An important lesson that also I need to learn, which makes me even more excited to soon be walking this journey with a large group of amazing students and staff-members, coming soon from many different Nations all over the world. 

God has spoken so much more than I will be able to share right now, especially about the difference of the individual schools. A small taste I will share with you, the Trailblazers will become radiant while speaking to God & the Compassionates are called for a time such as this.

Gods’ plans for this quarter are GREAT. Please pray for our students, for a preparation of their hearts and that none will miss out. Pray our staff-members will be prepared and ready to go. Pray for the leaders and I, that we lean on God as we lead, so that God’s dreams for this time will come to fulfilment. 


Dieuwke Twyerould

School Leader Trailblazers & Compassion DTS 2014-15

(Some parts refer to these Bible verses: Isaiah 54: 2 – 3a, Jeremiah 33: 3, Psalm 23, Exodus 34: 29 and Esther 4: 14)