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Carl Hamper

Carl Hamper

Carl Hamper calls himself a "once and future YWAM'er." Having served in Youth With a Mission throughout 80's, he finished a Discipleship Training School aboard the ship M/V Anastasis in 1987, but was side lined with an injury in 1991. He is volunteering now at YWAM Tyler while his wife, Barbara finishes a Crossroads DTS.

Recent posts by Carl Hamper

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An Audience of One

By Carl Hamper on 15 Nov 2017

In all the talk today of measuring success by numbers, based on how many “hits,” “clicks,” or “likes” we get on our social media, I am often taken back to the memory of my very first Youth With a Mission trip in 1984. We were traveling through the Atlantic Coast of Canada, performing an evangelistic drama known as Toymaker and Son. It was a 52 minute long drama performed in full costume to a soundtrack recorded by a professional orchestra. It was all mime and dance, a real workout for us young people to perform in the hot summer sun, and we performed it anywhere we could. One performance stands out above the rest to me because we performed it on an empty grass lawn, to no audience at all.

Topics: Trust God Direction YWAM DTS Serving YWAM Outreach Hearing God's Voice Faith Following God Outdoor Dependence on God
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Divorce didn't stop this missionary minded mother and her kids

By Carl Hamper on 29 Sep 2017

Can a divorced person dare to be a missionary? More importantly, can a divorced single mother of 4 children go and bring her children with her? Although there was a time I would have asked that common question, I now would have to ask: “Can a divorce mother afford NOT to bring her kids into a missionary community such as ours?” The change for me came from meeting several families who are doing just that here in Youth with a Mission.

Topics: Missions Family Adventures Divorce
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Keith's message about missions still gets me.

By Carl Hamper on 28 Jul 2017

It was July 28, 1982, exactly 35 years ago to date, when Keith Green and others took off from an airstrip almost walking distance from where I am sitting now, leaving the earth behind never to return. The airplane accident that took the life of singer songwriter Keith Green, shook the lives of the evangelical Christian community around the world.

Topics: Missions Knowing God