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The Greatest New Year’s Resolution I Ever Made

By Jonna Russell on 3 Jan 2020

You have heard the stories in the Bible. In Genesis, God said to Abram, “Go…”. In Matthew, Jesus calls Simon (Peter) and Andrew and says to them, “Follow me…”. In John, Jesus speaks to the people saying that he is the light of the world and once again invites them to follow him. But these are the stories of people long ago. I grew up thinking the reality of these things happening again is so far-fetched and unforeseen. Is that really how God works today?

Topics: Crossroads DTS Family Adventure Family Adventures Missionary Missionary Life Family DTS Family Missions Missionary Training
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God Surprised Me With His Answer

By Tyler Tom on 19 Dec 2018

As I started this Crossroads Discipleship Training School (CDTS), I would meet with God in my early morning devotions, before our daily breakfast duty, and pray these words from Ephesians 3 . . . .

Topics: Crossroads DTS Love Prayer CDTS
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My View of Ministry Changed

By Tyler Tom on 30 Nov 2018

At YWAM Tyler, we are hearing amazing stories of God working in unforeseen ways. The Currey Family recently had such experiences with the Lord while on their Crossroads Discipleship Training School (CDTS) outreach to New Orleans. As a family, they obediently came to YWAM Tyler to get to know God, and it's exciting to see how He  has expanded their horizons and worked in and through their family.

Topics: Crossroads DTS YWAM Outreach Families in Missions Family DTS Family Missions Prayer CDTS Crossroads Holy Spirit Children in Missions
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It's Never Too Late

By Tyler Tom on 5 Sep 2018

It was 1992 when my 29 year old daughter called home and announced that she was in Tyler, TX at Youth With a Mission to start a DTS the next day. My husband and I were astounded. DTS? What was that? Was our daughter involved with a cult? The last we had heard she was in upstate New York.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Crossroads DTS Missions Get to Know God CDTS Crossroads
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I Just Needed To Show Up

By Tyler Tom on 21 May 2018

My life needed redirection

As a burnt out special education teacher, I was desperate for anything different. At this point, I was wondering if maybe I was too desperate.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Crossroads DTS Purpose YWAM DTS Missionary Making Him Known YWAM Redirection Crossroads discipleship introvert dicovery
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You Will Encounter God Here // YWAM Tyler

By Amy Fish on 2 Mar 2018

Ever questioned if you really believed all this God stuff? Ever wondered if God really hears your prayers? Ever hungered to know Jesus more? Ever needed convincing that what you were thinking was right? If so, than YOU'RE NOT ALONE!

Enter into these stories with me and see how God met my friends here at YWAM Tyler and answered the cries of their heart.

Topics: Training School YWAM Tyler Crossroads DTS Knowing God YWAM DTS Spiritual Growth Encounter God Discipleship Opportunities Community Answered Prayer God's Presence Following God Transformation ywam tyler staff Family Discipleship
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A Family's impossible Risk

By David Ross on 22 Aug 2017

“Are you insane?” is what you may be thinking, and I do have to confess that we’ve felt that ourselves as we look to the future. To give a little background, our last three years have been some of the most challenging and rewarding times of our lives. We’ve walked through joy, grief, hopelessness, and anticipation. After serving two years in Jordan, we returned to America in  May 2015 

Topics: Provision Family Crossroads DTS Family Adventure Trust God Risk YWAM DTS Family DTS Faith Redirection Dependence on God
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Discover how your family can do missions

By Tyler Tom on 6 May 2017

Ever felt called into missions? How about your family?
Do you want to impact the community and at the same time serve your family?
These are good questions that pop into your head when you decide to follow Jesus. YWAM Tyler believes that mission starts WITHIN the family no matter where you’re from or what culture you’re associated with. If you’re thinking about how to do missionary training as a family, please watch and learn how this one family found joy in following God’s calling.

선교의 부르심이 있는 것 같습니까? 가족들은 어떻게 생각하는지?
선교적인 삶을 통해 사회에 영향을 주고 또한 가족도 섬기고 싶으십니까?
예수님을 따르는 삶을 결정하실 때 자연스럽게 이러한 질문들과 맞닥트리게 됩니다.
YWAM Tyler 에서는 여러분이 어디서 왔는지, 그리고 어떤 문화로부터 왔는지 상관없이 선교적인 삶은 가족 안에서부터 시작된다고 믿습니다. 여러분께서 가족으로서 어떻게 선교훈련을 받을 수 있는지 고민 중이시라면, 지금 보여드리는 비디오를 통해 한 가정이 어떻게 주님의 부르심을 즐겁게 받아들이며 따르는 것을 보시길 기대합니다.
Topics: Korean Missionary Crossroads DTS
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Why We Celebrate Thanksgiving

The tradition of celebrating a Thanksgiving holiday is a wonderful part of American life. Although this holiday is...

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God Is Moving in Ukraine

We receive urgent requests for prayer almost daily from Ukraine. It is incredible how God can orchestrate ministry even...

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What You Need to Know Before Taking a Gap Year

What if you could graduate high school, and you and your friends could travel the world with purpose? Would you...

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How You Can Champion Generation Z

There was a holy stillness in the classroom of 23 students. Some had hands in the air and eyes closed, others knelt,...

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Ministry to Displaced Ukrainians

A team of 25 missionaries from East Texas-based Youth With A Mission, or YWAM, are on a two-month outreach trip to...

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How You Know You're A Missionary

No one says it quite like Darlene Cunningham, co-founder of the largest mission organization on the planet — Youth With...

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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...