What to Pack for a YWAM DTS
October 19, 2020 - January 1, 2030
Heading into the winter season (April and July), there are differences to consider. The buildings in New Zealand are not commonly insulated, therefore, it is cold inside and outside. Keeping this is mind, there are different things to bring. When it comes to what clothes to pack, we like our layers!
Here’s our recommended list of what to pack:
- Rain/Winter Jacket
- Hoodies, Jumpers and Sweaters
- Trackies, Sweatpants, Joggers, Leggings and Yoga Pants
- Wool or Warm Socks and Underwear
- Warm Sleepwear
- Jeans and shorts
- T-shirts (include long sleeves)
- Shoes (sneakers, sandals, flip flops, dress, warm, etc.)
As well as clothing you will want to bring some accessories with you as well.
Some accessories to pack are…
- Toothbrush & Paste
- Bath/Beach Towel
- Water Bottle
- Regional Power Outlet Adaptor
- Spending money
- At the start of each school, we have what is called a Pōwhiri, which is a traditional Māori Welcome Ceremony. During this event, we ask that everyone wears black dress clothes.
- For graduation and other celebrations, we also recommend you pack nice dress clothes, or something to dress up in.
- You can pack your own bedding (fitted sheet, pillowcase, duvet cover, sleeping bag), or you have the opportunity to buy some here in Tauranga.
“I’ve learn what the Kingdom means for us, how can we bring the Kingdom here and just share it with others… That makes me super excited! The key is to listen to God’s voice, seek His face and His presence! Everything else will be added as he promised is Matthew 6:33!”
“Upon first coming to DTS, I had settled for a mundane and ordinary life. But over time, He has captured my heart and instilled in me a new passion for His purpose. This has given me confident hope that I am worthy of intentionally being part of the greater good.”
“Throughout my time on the Pilgrimage DTS, God has worked in me in countless ways. Whether it was learning to see His beauty and love for us in creation, or learning to trust when I was soaking wet, and knowing it’s all for a purpose, a part of the adventure! But also a great part was having lectures about how to walk in the authority of Christ, and learning how to hear the voice of God and grow in relationship with Him! I must say, it’s been the adventure of a lifetime, which won’t end because God isn’t just staying with us for a season, He’s in it with us for eternity!”
“God showed me that true worship always comes out of a place of intimacy and revelation of what Jesus has done for me. I realized that this is were I want to be – sitting at His feet and pouring out my love and affection before Him, because He’s so worthy.”
“The GoPac Stream challenged me to broaden my view for the people around me, to step out of my comfort zone, and to expand the love that God has put inside of my heart, to love Him and others more.”
“SPHC was honestly one of the best experiences of my life so far. From the lecture phase to outreach, my mind was constantly blown by the endless stream of possibilities that become available when you combine practical medical care with the power of prayer. Also, getting to hike, ride in boats and in the back of trucks, and setting up clinics basically anywhere was quite the highlight for a city girl like me.”
“Coming into the medical compassion stream, I thought it would just be an addition to my medical experience. But after laying down my expectations I was able to grasp the essence of compassion through ministry, experiencing a new perspective on medicine. Choosing to serve in love, and taking the time to seek out and care for the one who need it most.”
“I decided to do a DBS because I wanted to know as much about the Bible as I could. And yes, I learned a lot about the Bible, the historical background and so on. But my biggest gain from the DBS was to learn and see the Bible come alive and active in my own life. The Bible used to be a boring book to me, with a bunch of unrelatable stories and letters. During DBS I got to know how to apply God’s Word to my life and how to be discipled, transformed and guided by it. My life changed so much through that and is still changing. I believe that’s what the Bible is for, to lead us closer to God and to help us to become more like Him.”
“The Pilgrimage DTS allowed me to take the time I needed to get to know God more and grow closer to Him while spending lots of time in His beautiful creation. God also used the hikes to challenge and encourage me to rely on Him more.”
“Reading the whole Bible was a real challenge for me, but it was so rewarding. My eyes were opened to the fact that Jesus had existed from the very beginning and that God’s gracious heart always was and is the same! I learned that the Bible isn’t just a story about God, but rather a story about imperfect, raw, real people. I know now that I am one of them, and that I can see God work in my life just like He did it with them!”