Hello there, and welcome to our blog! We are the Sonchasers – chasing the Son…get it!? Very cheesy, I know, but it’s true. We are, in any case, going on an adventure in just a few weeks and this is the place to read all about it!
I’m Mirjam (02/02/1996) from Switzerland. Back at home I worked as a medical assistant and in my free time I love to spend time with my friends, go swimming, surfing, running or hiking. I also enjoy playing the ukulele, drawing something nice or upcycling my own clothes.
At the end of 2018 God gave me this feeling to do something different in the coming year, but I didn’t know exactly what it would be or how it would look. I knew that God is way bigger than I experienced him so far and that he has a lot of other things in store for me which he wants to show me. Therefore, I knew that I should invest more time in my relationship with God to grow in my faith and to come closer to his father heart. At the same time God put New Zealand on my heart; it was also a dream of mine to visit this country. One of my closest friends told me about YWAM and because of this I looked for a DTS in New Zealand. On the internet I found the Backpackers DTS, which sounded really interesting. I applied and now we’re already doing outreach. It is amazing how fast the time has flown by! I am so thankful to see how God is shaping me everyday to the person he wants me to be, and to experience the growth in my faith and in my relationship with God.