FROM ACORN TO OAK TREE | MISSIONARY LIFE Last year Jesus gave me a vision. In it I was in a packed van, full of friend's voices when I suddenly heard no more noise, and saw nothing but a wide-open field. In the middle stood an oak tree that was magnificent, massive, strong! I felt total peace and I knew that this was a vision from God. I asked again and again what it meant, It took an entire year...
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SUICIDE WAS KNOCKING ON MY DOOR This was a bad idea. Clutching a $20 bill in my hand as the answer to the pain I was in didn't give me any peace. I didn't want to be in this place. As a kid I didn't dream about committing suicide, but now I was quickly losing the urge to live. I needed out! I needed a change! In the darkest time of my life God reached out to me, and saved me from the demons...
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I SAID YES TO GOD BUT NEVER IMAGINED THIS When I first came into missions, I thought I might end up working with the people who lived in garbage dumps in the Philippines, thousands of miles from my home. When I said yes to God, that’s what I thought He would have me do.
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MINISTRY to A WORLD IN LOCKDOWN There is a global prayer movement afoot. God's people are interacting with each other like never before as they share needs, concerns, and victories.
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HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULDN’T GO TO COLLEGE IMMEDIATELY Graduate valedictorian, go to an Ivy League school, enter a respectable profession, get rich - that’s what I decided my life’s purpose was when I was in high school. The only reason I wanted to do missionary work before college was so that I could have a stronger résumé. Good thing God can take our impure motives and bring something good out of...
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LIFE'S UPS AND DOWNS DON'T DEFINE ME I find myself praising God when life is going good. I can say in the morning (good times) you, God, are good. In those times, it’s easy to thank God for what you have. You run to God, you tell others about God, and you kind of feel invincible. Life’s going great. Am I right?
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Hey Siri! Should I Panic? In the early days of GPS, there are at least a handful of stories of some poor souls who opted to trust their Global Positioning System over what their eyes and senses were telling them. Most of the stories have decently happy endings (meaning no serious injuries).
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URBAN MISSIONS IN THE MIDST OF Social RESTRICTIONS How is it even possible to be missional in spite of the restrictions we are facing? Though the physical reach of our activity is blocked, and for good reason, our passion to share the love of Jesus with the nations hasn't diminished at all.  Our urban centers around the country have been seeking creative expressions of how to minister. We are so...
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OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19 Youth With A Mission Tyler TX is monitoring developments of the global Coronavirus outbreak, and is working with our own trained medical staff, as well as, local health professionals to respond.
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LEFTIST PUNK BECOMES MISSIONARY I was a member of the radical underground. While few Americans remember the tumultuous 60s era in our history, I was right in the middle of it. The hippie movement was at its height, and I fit right in doing drugs and participating in protests and demonstrations in Washington D.C. and elsewhere during the Vietnam War.
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