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Tyler Tom

Tyler Tom

You can find Tyler Tom roaming the Twin Oaks campus taking in the fresh sunshine, or sipping a hot latte in the Substation. Enamored by God's faithfulness, Tyler Tom gathers stories and interviews to share with you from what God's doing with His children among the nations.

Recent posts by Tyler Tom

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God's Smuggler | A Real Life Hero

By Tyler Tom on 29 Sep 2022

I believe in heroes, and I have had many in my lifetime. Brother Andrew, known as God's Smuggler, is undoubtedly one of those. He has impacted my life very much.

Topics: Missions Evangelism Missionary Global Missions YWAM World Changer end bible poverty Called to Mission god smuggler brother andrew influencer
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Is America Doomed?

By Tyler Tom on 29 Jul 2022

Fred Markert visited us at YWAM Tyler this past weekend and brought a convicting message we want to share with all of you. A portion of the notes from the message are here, and the audio clip. 

There is hope for America. All is not lost. However, there is something we as the church must consider...

Topics: YWAM Tyler Hope YWAM America USA revival repentance fred markert great awakening project
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Set Free From Shame

By Tyler Tom on 22 Jul 2022

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

Alex, when did you do your YWAM DTS?

January of 2022

Why did you decide to attend a DTS?

I decided to do a DTS when the Lord put it in my heart that He wanted me to come to YWAM, Tyler. I was in a very dark place in my life. I didn’t know who I was or where I was headed. College was just not the right choice for me. I wanted something new and fresh, and more than anything else, I wanted to focus on my relationship with the Lord. 

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Why Not Abortion?

By Tyler Tom on 8 Jul 2022

As many are commenting on the overturn of Roe Vs. Wade, we had the opportunity to hear from a YWAM Tyler missionary who has walked through some of the trauma related to this topic first hand. We are thankful for her vulnerability, as she shares her story with us.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Rescue Identity Love Abortion Transformation orphans living alternatives foster care teen pregnancy Roe VS. Wade testimony crisis pregnancy
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When God Told Me Not To Go To College

By Tyler Tom on 24 Jun 2022

Dennis is a solid guy, and we want to honor his life and story through this blog. He serves here at our YWAM Tyler campus in many ways. It is our hope that you, as the reader, will be inspired by the miraculous things God has done in, through, and for him!

Topics: School of Evangelism Provision School of Worship YWAM DTS Calling Overcoming Fear Encounter God No Fear Faith Mission Trip Blessing DTS
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Bombs Erase Ukraine's Historic Beauty

By Tyler Tom on 6 May 2022

In these last few days, the bombing has shifted away from the surroundings of Kyiv, to the Black Sea cities of Mykolaev and Odessa. Weeks ago, it seemed as though Odessa was on its way to conquest when storms, and other strange things seemed to force the invading Russian army back.
Topics: YWAM Tyler Missions Mercy Works christian war Ukraine history russia odessa
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Let's Go to Mongolia Together

By Tyler Tom on 22 Apr 2022

Want to hear an audacious goal? We want to reach the entire nation of Mongolia with the Gospel and place a Bible in every home⏤with God's leading and your participation we can do it! There are 900k homes in Mongolia, and God's given us a plan to reach them all! One day we will knock on the last door, hand them a Bible, share about Jesus, and shout with joy that we did it. What a day that will be! 

Topics: Outreach YWAM Tyler YWAM Outreach Bible Gospel Travel Mission Trip end bible poverty bible poverty mongolia bless mongolia
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How to Start Spiritual Conversations with Muslims

By Tyler Tom on 1 Apr 2022

STARTing SPIRITUAL CONVERSATIONS WITH MUSLIMS isn't complicated

During the month of Ramadan you can engage in meaningful conversations about life, faith, and God with Muslims. John Weaver, author of Inside Afghanistan, gave us great insight on some of the best ways to talk with Muslims about spiritual things.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Pray Knowing God YWAM Prayer muslim iftar meal Ramadan night of power fasting
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Led by Drunken Sailors

By Tyler Tom on 29 Oct 2021

Guided by God through Uncertainty

It was dark, and we were tired. "God, what should we do?"

Our long day of outreach started when men from another village came to guide us into a different region of the Philippine island of Bucas Grande.

Topics: Outreach YWAM Outreach Mission Trip philippines short-term missions medical
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Sharing the Gospel with Armed Guerillas

By Tyler Tom on 15 Oct 2021

Sharing the Gospel with a Terrorist Group

Early one morning, we were abruptly awakened by a teammate, "Guys! Come quickly! There are men outside with guns!"

Topics: Outreach Obedience YWAM Outreach Gospel Mission Trip Go humanitarian aid philippines short-term missions terrorists NPA communism
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70 Days At The Border: One Missionary’s Exploits

By Tyler Tom on 27 Aug 2021

Week after week of ministry at the border

After a dozen or so trips to McAllen, TX, and crossing over to Reynosa, Mexico, several times, Aimee has witnessed firsthand the heartache and the hope of immigrants at the border. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Hope Latin America Missions USA unreached people groups human trafficking border mexico border crisis humanitarian humanitarian aid Hope at the Border ywam south texas
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Time to Get Your Kids Porn-Free

By Tyler Tom on 13 Aug 2021

WARNING SIGNS: Are your kids looking at Porn?

Having a hard time figuring out how to have a conversation with your child about sex, pornography, and sexual purity? We want to encourage you… just do it. Start right now!

If you feel like you missed your opportunity, it's never too late. It might be more serious than you think and you are your child's gatekeeper.

Topics: Family Families in Missions Freedom Family DTS Kids in Missions Family Missions Teenagers Children in Missions Family Discipleship family sync discipleship porn sexual sin sex pornography
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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...

2 min read

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...

3 min read

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...