Interview… with a… Trainee…

By March 22, 2010 Uncategorized No Comments

Interview with the amazing Hannah (19 yrs), who came all the way from Washington State (which is way up north on the west coast of the United States of America, for anyone who might not know ) to do her DTS in Carlisle.

A random fact about yourself?
I love Ferris wheels but I am terrified of heights.

If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?

Bungee jumping in New Zealand, from the highest place possible.

What is your life dream?

To travel the world and to work in orphanages.


I have known about YWAM for many years. When I finished two years of college, I really felt like I needed a break from everything at home (same place & same people all the time). I had worked at a doctors office for two years and really needed a break from the routine. I really felt like doing missions. I had been thinking about it for two years and felt like this was the time to do it. I especially wanted to do missions in Africa. So I started to check out different missions organizations. People from my church recommended YWAM, so I checked out YWAM. I could tell you lots more but that is the short version of my story.

Why Carlisle?

I really wanted to go to Europe, so I checked out all the bases in England. The outreach to South Africa as well as the small size of the base in Carlisle were the main reasons why I applied at this base.

Do you have any survival tips for life in Carlisle?

If you are ever in a bad mood, get good chips. Good Year has really good chips.

What has been your best God moment on this DTS so far?

Last Thursday when we had Yolanda and Mariette. They made us stand on a table and proclaim that we are righteous and sons/daughters of God, leaving our pasts behind. It felt kinda weird at first but very empowering.

What is your favourite thing about God?

How personal He is and His faithfulness.

Favourite story in the bible or favourite verse?

“I can do everything through him who gives me strength. “ (Phil 4:13)

Your funniest moment on this DTS so far?

Learning head & shoulders, knees & toes in Dutch for outreach. Tyler tried to be serious but he simply could not manage to say it right. It was hilarious.

And dancing with Hee Sun and Willem in the kitchen while cleaning.

If you had to describe DTS with one word, what would it be?

Challenging but rewarding (I know that is more than one word ).

What would you say to someone considering a DTS?

Just do it! Just go for it, it is completely worth it. Don’t worry about money or anything, just do it.

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