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Olivia DeLaney

Olivia DeLaney

I grew up as the daughter of missionaries in the Middle East. As I got older, I never expected to go back into the mission field myself, but God had other plans. Now I love serving God wherever He takes me, whether that is serving refugees in Greece or serving Americans here in Texas.

Recent posts by Olivia DeLaney

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My Secret to an Attitude of Gratitude as a Missionary

By Olivia DeLaney on 8 Sep 2017

I remember the way it felt: walking out of the airport into the humid Houston, TX air after flying halfway around the world, heart racing at the excitement of being back in the United States. I remember embracing familiar faces I hadn’t seen in years that were waiting there to pick us up. I remember the car ride from the airport to my cousins’ house. I’d look out the car window in awe. “Look how green it is here!” “Everything is written in English!” “Everyone is wearing shorts!”

Topics: Knowing God YWAM DTS Thankfulness Perspective Blessing Beauty America
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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...

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The Blessing of Intentional Discipleship

One of the biggest lessons I've learned is the power of intentional discipleship.When I signed up for my Discipleship...

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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...