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.
Discipling  students through Education The future leadership of our communities, churches, businesses, and families is developing in our current children and teens. Their success is highly dependent on how they are educated. 
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Finding Jesus Changed My Life Forever It was about 24 years ago, when I saw this sign for the first time at the base entrance. I was a broken, pregnant teen from New York who found myself in Texas in a maternity home my aunt found that was part of some "weird Christian thing" called YWAM. Little did I know that this place would become home for me.
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Breaking The Cycle of Prostitution And Trafficking "My mom pimped me out when I was about 6 years old." - Street girl.  "Wow, we got an education on the streets of Houston! The school of hard knocks." - Kim Dale, who with her husband Martin, direct Youth With A Mission Houston. 
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A Personal Perspective on the Border Crisis We worked with a local charity yesterday at the Border. This charity is where people go when they have passed through immigration and are waiting for family members to purchase bus or plane tickets for them. People can stay here up to three days. Often they have not eaten, showered, or even rested⏤or very little⏤for days or weeks.
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The Battle over homelessness, broken families, and injustice in Urban America. "Oh my gosh, THESE are the prostitutes! I didn't even recognize them!"  "I had this revelation one day as I was listening to the kids at our Street Church share their stories. I thought they looked somewhat typical. Just young people running around with backpacks on their backs, except most of them were homeless. We'd...
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A YWAM DTS Brings Life Transformation This picture was taken on the first day of my DTS five months ago. This was the day my life truly began.
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 Texas Winter Storm Puts Missions to Action After a week of freezing temperatures and, in some cases, no heat in homes for days, Mercy Works, our compassionate ministries department at YWAM Tyler stepped into action.
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 OVERCOMING LONELINESS With the current state of our world, it is becoming more common to feel lonely and isolated. In fact, in 2019, three in five or 61% of Americans expressed feeling lonely and this was before the 2020 global pandemic. I would have been apart of this 61%. Loneliness was a huge struggle of mine for years, and only recently did I finally overcome the heaviness and lies of...
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One Chapel - Thousands Of Prayers "It's hotter than a firecracker in here!" exclaimed Leland Paris, as he stepped into the 12' by 15' foot well house we called our prayer room. As YWAM Tyler's base leader, he knew we desperately needed a new building to become our "House of Prayer." It was 1998 when volunteers from all over America gathered together to transform this tiny, hot, well house into a...
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IS GOD SOUNDING AN ALARM IN 2020? I have never experienced a true fire alarm, only fire drills. While dining in a restaurant, the alarm unexpectedly blared. Everyone shot to their feet. The manager came and assured everyone it was a false alarm.
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