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Ben Valkema

Ben Valkema

Ben followed God's guidance from NY to TX for his DTS in January 2020. He is currently attending SOE but preparing for a U.S. stateside outreach. He is waiting on the Lord to lead him into what's next after his schools, but for now, his firm foundation is being built on Christ!

Recent posts by Ben Valkema

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Faithful In Every Season

By Ben Valkema on 11 Sep 2020

FAITHFUL IN EVERY SEASON

Are you fighting fear? Are you doubting whether or not God still hears your prayers? Do you feel the weight of not knowing what to do or how to move forward in your life?

We all face wondering like this from time to time.  After all, we are human.

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When God Told Me Not To Go To College

Dennis is a solid guy, and we want to honor his life and story through this blog. He serves here at our YWAM Tyler...

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8 Steps To Frustration Free Fundraising

Sometimes, people want to step out in faith to attend our training schools here at YWAM, Tyler. But fundraising can...

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Does God Really Set The Lonely In Families?

In 1982, I entered the foster care system. I was three months old. My parents moved out of our apartment without me. I...

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Do The Little Things Really Matter?

Have you ever made the mistake of believing a task isn’t worth investing time on because it’s “just a little thing?” I...

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The Send: Joining the War Against Inaction

When I went to The Flood, I was expecting breakthrough, but little did I know what it would entail.

The Flood was a...

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Bombs Erase Ukraine's Historic Beauty

In these last few days, the bombing has shifted away from the surroundings of Kyiv, to the Black Sea cities of...
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Let's Go to Mongolia Together

Want to hear an audacious goal? We want to reach the entire nation of Mongolia with the Gospel and place a Bible in...

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Easter Sunday on the Mediterranean

When I woke up on Easter morning, I saw the Mediterranean Sea glistening in the sunlight.I was on my School of...

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Highs and Lows of Living in Community

I woke up to the blaring beep of someone else’s alarm clock. A quiet hush was over the girls' dorm when I left my room....