Nobody gets paid in Youth With A Mission. Everyone, from the newest staff member to the founder of the mission, raises support and lives by faith that God will provide. There are challenges, yes, but it is so worth it. I’ve often heard school graduations described as “the paycheck” for what we do. YWAMers may not receive a salary, but at the end of a school, as we hear our students’ testimonies, there is no greater reward (well, on this side of eternity). It’s incredible to hear about lives changed, worldviews altered, and deepened relationships with God and others.
Michael and I were not staff with the School of Biblical Studies this year, but we had the pleasure of serving the school in Critical Services, and of teaching the books of Genesis, Leviticus, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Esther. It was such a blessing to hear the testimonies of three of the SBS students at their recent graduation, and we’d love to share them with you.