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Living in Community at Marine Reach

October 19, 2020 - January 1, 2030

Living in Community at Marine Reach

Living in Community


Ever wonder what it’s like living in community? What will housing look like during your DTS? Will everyone be altogether? Is everyone on base and in the same building? How many people in each room?

There are always so many questions about what the living quarters look like at Marine Reach, but we’re here to answer those questions!

Here at Marine Reach, we value hospitality, whether you’re coming for your DTS or maybe just a visit. Our hope is that you feel most at home!

More often than not the students stay in the main building; there are two main rooms. One has five bunks and the other has seven, with each having a divider wall making the room seem not so big. There is other housing on the base where the staff stays, so there is plenty of space.

When you arrive on base for your DTS, you will find out where you will be rooming and who you will be rooming with. There are typically 6 to 14 people in each room. It’s very special because you get so close to those who are in your room on DTS!

Prior to your arrival, every room in Marine Reach will have been carefully prayed about and thought through. From room to bed, EVERY space is brought to God!

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Living in community is SO much fun! There are always people around to hang out, pray, worship, or play games with.

With all these people around, we have created a culture of encouragement – where you can encourage and be encouraged every day!

And lastly, food is made for you, so you don’t have to worry about cooking (unless you want to jump in with the kitchen where you could bless the base with tasty meals).

Also, if you like alone time, there’s no need to be overwhelmed. We are super blessed with the property we have here, which means you have plenty of opportunities to be by yourself. You can wander down the hill to the valley to have your own time by the waterfall, or head over to the chapel or garden to spend time with the Lord.

Altogether, living in community is such a joy!

To check out the property for yourself click here to take the 3D Virtual Tour of our base!

Tips from Us

“Have a generous heart posture!”
-Amy Carlson
“You just have to embrace it. It’s so fun, just give each other grace.”
-Emily Piper
“Get a hammock to put up for a place to be alone sometimes. Also, unless you like sharing, keep your chocolate hidden.”
-Adam Eggleton
“Value your time with others, but ensure to make personal time too.”
-Zoe Balzano
“Create a cleaning schedule, alternate shower times and don’t leave your toothbrush out.”
-Claire Hodgkins
“Don’t tell me if you pooped in the guest room, just stop doing it.”
-Abigail Case
“Don’t hold onto annoyances. Talk about it. Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. And pray before bed!”
-Ashley Hernandez
“Scrub the toilet for your friends.”
-Jaron Bowman
Marine Reach YWAM NZ DTS New Zealand Missions Training


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We get it. DTS is a huge decision. That’s why we’re here to help! Our communications team is standing by.


October 19, 2020
January 1, 2030
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