Publishing God's stories among the nations.

2 min read

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!

While helping with a kids' discipleship school at YWAM Tyler, I turned on music and told the kids to ask God to give them a picture to draw that would encourage someone. My son drew a picture of me singing worship songs with people watching and saying "Yay!" and "Cool!". He then told me, "It's a picture of God healing your voice." I was encouraged by my sweet son, so I kept asking people to pray for my voice. It got slightly better but still was weak, and I couldn't sing high like I used to at all.

I kept believing God, but at times I doubted too, wondering if I'd ever really have my voice back. Then one day I asked a friend to pray for me about my dream to do open air worship on the street. He didn't know my voice had been damaged but asked God to make my voice louder and stronger. Since then my voice HAS been getting louder and stronger, and now it is the loudest and strongest it has ever been! I annoy my kids all day long singing at the top of my lungs. 

I recently got to record a song that I wrote, which is something I hadn't done in seven years; something that would have been impossible for my voice last year. Since then I have been able to travel across America singing in churches and doing open air worship on the streets! 


Take courage dear friends; you may have given up on your dreams, but I assure you God has not. 

Kriya Herzog

Written by 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.

2 min read

Courageous Women

What does it take to become a courageous individual? William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, observed that...

3 min read

Building Foundations

How do you increase your faith? Former student Sarah Horan shares her heart on how God revealed His truth to her during...

2 min read

Missions Changed Me

From as far back as my junior high school, I remember struggling to find happiness. I felt like I didn’t fit in and...

2 min read

Unexpected Friendships

When we follow God, sometimes we have our own expectations of what God will do through us. This can sometimes cause us...
2 min read

Miracles in the Classroom

What does a young person chasing after God's heart look like? Christian Heritage School desires to fan the flame of the...

4 min read

Cross-Cultural Christmastime

Have you ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated around the world? We asked four of our YWAM Tyler missionaries to...

3 min read

My Stepmom Thinks YWAM Rocks

Have you ever been curious about going to a Discipleship Training School but don't know what to expect? In a recent...

2 min read

Marked by God

Can you imagine God sending someone from another country to see you? While in Thailand, Jess Reminger encounters a man...

2 min read

The Day I Thanked God For Losing My Job

One morning I sat in the classroom during my training school with YWAM, and I was crying, thanking God for the loss of...

2 min read

Sharing The Gospel Isn't Complicated

God has been doing amazing things with our DTS team on outreach in Thailand. As the team has made themselves available,...

2 min read

How DTS Changed My Child

Before I left for my Discipleship Training School, my family really had no idea what YWAM was. If your family...
2 min read

Laying Down My Rights

I was sitting in my DTS classroom, my head wrapped in thoughts of a family circumstance that was happening. We had...