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May 8, 2021

Following God’s lead (Goodbye Ships)

How do I say goodbye to a family that I’ve known for the last 5 years? How do I pick up my things and move away when this is my home? For me, it’s with God’s help. For those that have taken the leap into anything, a new job, a relationship, full-time missions, you know that it can be scary...

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The Icebreaker

It was the YWAM Liberty’s first outreach in Bougainville, an autonomous region of Papua New Guinea. When we arrived, the…

March 20, 2021

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Hearing from God

When I came to YWAM Ships Kona to do a DTS I mostly just signed up so I could do…

March 12, 2021

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New Year, New Vision

Well, it’s a new year, and that’s a time for new starts, new vision, and a fresh perspective. I realized…

February 12, 2021

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Promised Landing

I had just finished reading “Is That Really You God” by Loren Cunningham. It was our very first worship night…

February 6, 2021

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But Now I See

On my DTS outreach in Cambodia we visited a village a few times to share about Jesus with people. On…

January 29, 2021

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During a morning prayer time on outreach to Fanning Island, in the Line Islands, a woman on our team got…

January 23, 2021

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The Turn

I was at a Monday night ministry time and for some reason I was just not engaging like I usually…

January 15, 2021

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The Priest

I stood above a giant, spring-fed pool. Once a site for baptisms, it had become a nationally renowned hotspot for…

January 9, 2021

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Dream Baby

I went home after my DTS in 2016 with the plan of coming back and staffing the next year. Then,…

January 1, 2021

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The Outcome

In 2018, I was walking out the front door of Port YWAM Kona to go to the communications office. I…

December 24, 2020

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During my outreach to Papua New Guinea, I was interceding on our regular team prayer walk when the word “yellow”…

December 18, 2020

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Speak Up

On my DTS outreach our team went to a small village in Cambodia. There were no houses, just tin shacks…

December 12, 2020