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Richard Fish

Richard Fish

Richard blogs with the YWAM Tyler writing team and currently serves in Media Communications at the Twin Oaks campus in Garden Valley, Texas. His water bottle is anywhere but in his hands and walking and texting is in his wheelhouse skill set. You may find him directing a play at CHS or trying to get his life sized John Wayne cutout to stay standing in the office.

Recent posts by Richard Fish

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The Spirit of Jesus

By Richard Fish on 9 Sep 2022

In an upcoming social media post that you'll see in the coming days, we are posting the caption: "The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intense of a missionary we become." As part of the editing team I wasn't 100% convinced of this statement. 

So, I decided to reach out to some long-term, incredibly thoughtful missionaries at our campus to ask them their opinion. What I got as a response was quite incredible.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Missions Following Jesus Missionary Missionary Life Making Him Known Make Disciples Missionary Training ywam missions unreached jesus spirit of jesus
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Missions on the Ukraine-Poland Border

By Richard Fish on 10 Mar 2022

ministry at the ukraine-Poland border

When war erupts we cry out, "God, what can we do?" Right now, there are solid ways to impact this crisis. Mercy Works, a ministry arm of YWAM Tyler, has sprung into action to help. I caught up with Debbie Lascelles, director of Mercy Works, to find out how we can use this window of opportunity before it closes.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Rescue Mercy Works Hope YWAM mercy war Ukraine orphans
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Evangelism Outreach Gone Bad

By Richard Fish on 8 Oct 2021

THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN TO ANYONE ON OUTREACH

We zigzagged up the dirt roads into the mountain jungles of Thailand to visit a small children's school for our Discipleship Training School outreach. Our team had prepared well, but not for what was about to happen to me.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Missions YWAM DTS Thailand Story YWAM Outreach Missionary Missionary Life YWAM Family Missions Mission Trip Missionary Training ywam missions
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Foreign Missions On Our Doorstep

By Richard Fish on 17 Sep 2021

Afghanistan Refugees Are Poised for the Gospel of Jesus

God has brought over 70,000 Afghan refugees to our doorstep. They are dispersed in seven different locations. Possibly 10,000 new arrivals on their way. Preparing them for life in America is an arduous task. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Urban Missions YWAM DTS YWAM ywam missions afghanistan afghanistan crisis John Weaver afghanistan refugees
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Anguish in Afghanistan

By Richard Fish on 20 Aug 2021

Now What's in Store for Missions in Afghanistan?

In critical times of persecution and seeing those we love die because of their faith we can be at peace knowing Jesus is Lord over Afghanistan. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Urban Missions Obedience Gospel Global Missions Hope YWAM Faith Urbanization afghanistan war suffering afghanistan crisis
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Let's Talk About Worship, Discipleship, and Missions.

By Richard Fish on 30 Jul 2021

Passion for WORSHIP, DISCIPLESHIP, AND MISSIONS

I saw this guy rocking the guitar, singing his guts out to the Lord, and inspiring the audience to join him in his rapturous worship, and I knew I liked this guy. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Missions Purpose YWAM DTS Worship Missionary Discipleship Opportunities World Changer Deeper with God support discipleship ywam missions DTS Worship DTS
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18 Thousand Kids in Cages

By Richard Fish on 30 Apr 2021

Bringing Hope to Thousands at the Southern Border

OMGosh! Are you kidding me?! After our outreach team returned from 5 long eye-opening days on the border of the US and Mexico, I heard the stories with fresh ears. Now, I'm almost crazy upset and asking, "GOD, what can we do?"

Topics: YWAM Tyler YWAM human trafficking border border crisis humanitarian humanitarian aid Hope at the Border
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A Desperate Journey for a Better Life

By Richard Fish on 9 Apr 2021

What is Really Happening at the Border?

There's only one way to get to the truth of what's happening. Go and see for yourself. Join our missionary friend, Matthew, in this raw footage taken at the southern border of the US, and discover what most of America doesn't know. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler YWAM Outreach human trafficking border border crisis humanitarian humanitarian aid
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Masses Displaced Without Hope

By Richard Fish on 30 Mar 2021

Thousands of desperate people stranded at the U.S/Mexico border.

We could hardly take in what we were seeing. Fear and turmoil seemed to permeate the atmosphere when our YWAM Tyler team arrived in McAllen, Texas. We saw masses of displaced people without hope, searching for a future. 

Topics: Outreach YWAM Tyler YWAM Outreach YWAM human trafficking border mexico border crisis humanitarian humanitarian aid
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Worm Tea is the Ag-Tech Miracle Drink

By Richard Fish on 22 Jan 2021

Worm Tea is the Ag-Tech Miracle Drink

When Jean-Claude asked me if I wanted a little, "Worm Tea" for a drink, I had no idea what he was talking about. Of course his thick French-Congo accent didn't help, but I was pretty sure he said, "Worm Tea!"

Topics: YWAM Tyler YWAM DTS Missionary Training Agriculture pandemic covid-19 agtech vermiculture worm tea aquaponics compost urban gardening greenhouse
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What I didn't realize about the sex industry in the USA

By Richard Fish on 15 Jan 2021

WHAT I DIDN'T REALIZE ABOUT THE SEX INDUSTRY IN THE USA

A YWAM outreach definitely opens your eyes to what's happening in the world around you. We love taking students on two month outreaches as part of their Discipleship Training School. It's in moments on busy downtown streets, a remote dusty village, on a crowded college campus, where God shows his love for the world. 

I was texting with a student on who is currently on outreach and decided to blog our conversation here for you to read. When God opens our eyes, there's just no going back. 

Topics: Outreach YWAM DTS Serving YWAM Outreach Prayer YWAM Houston USA spheres of influence sex trafficking
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What am I going to do with my life?

By Richard Fish on 11 Dec 2020

What am i going to do with my life?

I put in my earbuds and tuned into the podcast I usually engage with on Monday mornings. Little did I know, I was about to uncover the reason for the battleground surrounding my destiny. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Purpose Life-Changing YWAM DTS Missionary Life YWAM life Sigmund Freud Viktor Frankl
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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...