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Kriya Herzog

Kriya Herzog

Kriya blogs with the YWAM Tyler writing team. When she isn't chasing her 5 children she is probably somewhere singing and playing guitar for Jesus really loudly.

Recent posts by Kriya Herzog

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"I Will Go" with Kids in Tow

By Kriya Herzog on 17 Nov 2017

When I first started traveling as a YWAM missionary, I was in my early 20's and had no children. I remember more than one well-meaning person telling me it was good I was "getting it out of my system" while I was young because once I had kids, I would no longer be able to travel in missions but would instead need to settle down. I guess God had other plans though because I now have five children under the age of twelve and I am involved in traveling on outreaches as much or more than I ever have been. I am amazed at what God has enabled me to do with five children in tow! Here are some examples:

Topics: Family Adventures YWAM Outreach Families in Missions
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Finding Jesus Right in our Backyard

By Kriya Herzog on 27 Oct 2017

As a YWAM missionary, I have been to multiple countries and states and love the adventure of traveling on a mission to share Jesus with those in need! I especially have a passion to serve the poorest of the poor, and I love to worship God in what others would consider unreached places and sin cities.

Topics: Passion Worship YWAM Outreach
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The Most Interesting Things I've Seen On My YWAM Outreaches

By Kriya Herzog on 13 Oct 2017

My missionary travels have taken me to six different countries and most of the fifty states! There's a misconception that says if someone commits their life to Christ, they'll have to give up having fun in exchange for a boring monotony of endless church services. After twenty-two years of walking with God daily, I can say with all of my heart that nothing could be further from the truth! I've seen things on my missionary journeys with God that were often awe-inspiring, sometimes hilarious, and sometimes terribly heartbreaking, but not a one of them was boring! Here are some examples of things I've seen.....

Topics: Outreach Healing YWAM Tyler Knowing God YWAM DTS Thailand India Latin America Missions Mission Trip
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You don't need to go to Saudi Arabia to be a YWAM Missionary!

By Kriya Herzog on 6 Sep 2017

According to a 2015 Pew Research Center estimate, there are roughly 1.8 billion Muslims in the world today, and Islam is supposedly the world's fastest growing major religion. Many Christians have a heart to see Muslims reached with the good news of Jesus, but let's face it, the task can seem daunting. After all, Saudi Arabia isn't where most of us go on vacation, and Iraq isn't exactly in our neighborhood!

Topics: Outreach Urban Missions Evangelism Detroit YWAM DTS Making Him Known Urban DTS Missions in America College Ministry
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Adventures In Street Evangelism

By Kriya Herzog on 5 Jul 2017

 

I used to say street evangelism wasn't something I was called to do. I didn't like the way I'd seen it done or been pressured to do it. I had no interest in shouting at people on street corners, telling them they were going to hell. I also didn't enjoy awkwardly handing out cheesy tracts. Things have changed for me though. Now, I love street evangelism and find myself addicted to it! I cannot help but talk to people about Jesus and pray for people everywhere I go. I even tell people that it's what I do for fun! What changed for me then?

Topics: Missions Urban Missions Evangelism
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Impossible Dreams?

By Kriya Herzog on 23 Jun 2017

Sixteen years ago I made a collage, which represented my life vision/mission statement. Included on it were the biggest, most epic dreams in my heart. 

Topics: Outreach Family Dreams
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The World Needs Wild Men and Women of God!

By Kriya Herzog on 9 Jun 2017

 

A few days ago I was pondering a quote by Lou Engle (one of my heroes): "The world needs wild men and women of God!"

Topics: Dreams Wild
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Louder and Stronger

By Kriya Herzog on 31 May 2017

 

A few years ago, I began to develop seasonal allergies. It got so bad my vocal chords were actually damaged. For a time my voice hurt all day, every day. As a worship leader,  it was very sad for me because I could barely sing. Yet singing worship songs is my favorite thing to do!

Topics: Healing Dreams Belief Doubt
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God's Smuggler | A Real Life Hero

I believe in heroes, and I have had many in my lifetime. Brother Andrew, known as God's Smuggler, is undoubtedly one of...

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Dealing With Fear

I know a lot of people who no longer watch the news. Not just because they are overwhelmed, but they question the...

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The Spirit of Jesus

In an upcoming social media post that you'll see in the coming days, we are posting the caption: "The spirit of Christ...

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I Found God's Will and Escaped a Major Disaster

No relationship or career is worth more than being at the center of God’s will!

I had just finished law school in...

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The Day I Turned Around

We are so proud of our students here at YWAM Tyler. Please read Rose's story of how God set her free from self-harm and...

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Generation Z! Let's GO!

I was born in 2003, and I am proud to be a part of Gen Z.

I believe Gen Z holds the potential to release a catalytic...

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Joy Dawson~A Tribute

I suppose it is possible, but there can't be many YWAM missionaries around the world who haven't heard of Joy Dawson....

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I Don't Want To Do This Anymore

I’ve been re-reading a book that my husband Richard and I read when we planted the church ReaLity in Greenville, South...

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Is America Doomed?

Fred Markert visited us at YWAM Tyler this past weekend and brought a convicting message we want to share with all of...

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Set Free From Shame

Read this captivating interview with YWAM student, Alex, as he shares how he was set free from shame during DTS.

Alex,...

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Keith Green's Message Continues to Encourage a New Generation!

It was July 28, 1982, exactly 35 years ago to date (at the writing of this blog post), when Keith Green and others took...

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Why Not Abortion?

As many are commenting on the overturn of Roe Vs. Wade, we had the opportunity to hear from a YWAM Tyler missionary who...