A life-changing adventure

The Compassion in Action DTS enjoyed a day at the beach after having a scavenger hunt.

We just embarked on a new season of discipleship here at YWAM San Diego/Baja. Between the San Antonio Del Mar campus and the Ensenada campus, we welcomed over 50 students who arrived eager to dive into DTS. Our staff is looking forward to growing with them as they learn more about the character of God, who we are as His children, and our vital role in His plan to spread the gospel to the nations.


Students are challenged to reflect on what they've learned in lecture, and apply it outside of the classroom.


At our Compassion in Action DTS in San Antonio Del Mar, the students had their first week of lecture on recognizing God’s voice. It was powerful to watch as the students asked God to speak about their identity. The students also spent time practicing intercessory prayer.

Our DTS in Ensenada has a focus on music. The students arrived from nine different nations with a diverse array of instruments. They began their teachings with discussions on the fear of the Lord and how to have a fruitful devotional time.


Erick is from Seattle, Washington and is 20 years old.



Erick Irons, a student from the Music and Missions DTS in Ensenada, had this to say about why he came to the school- “I’m here because God was making it painfully obvious that I had no idea where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do with my future. I felt like God was saying, ‘Come to YWAM and I’ll let you know what’s next.’”



Base community nights have been a lot more full with all our new students. 


Throughout the next five months of DTS, Erick and the rest of the students will be learning more about their individual roles as missionaries. They will have local outreaches here in Mexico during their lecture phase, and for their outreach phase they’ll have the chance to go to Uganda, India, and other parts of Central America. Each student has brought with them a voice, both musical and testimonial, and we’re so excited to hear what the harmonies sound like.