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How to Drive Out Fear in Your Life

By Nate Evans on 28 Aug 2019

Fear can be so debilitating in our lives, but it doesn't have to be. If you're struggling with some type of fear in your life -- fear of failing, fear of deep relationships, or fear of the unknown, there is is hope. God loves you.

Watch this short message from Nate Evans [1:12 video]

Topics: School of the Bible Overcoming Fear Spiritual Growth Love No Fear Truth God's Word God's Love
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Treasure Hunting

By Tyler Tom on 3 May 2019

I first went to Vegas in the Spring of 2016. As we were walking, I passed some show girls and told my grandparents I wanted to stop and talk to them, but they told me to just keep walking. I boarded the plane shattered, knowing I should have stopped. 

A couple years later, during my YWAM Discipleship Training School, we were being told our outreach locations. Vegas was going to be one of them for the West Coast. My heart leapt for joy, and I started praying. I prayed for an encounter.

Topics: YWAM Outreach Love Treasure Hunting
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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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Leadership Myth #1: It's All About Me

By Tyler Tom on 27 Nov 2018

ME: Who am I?

GOD: Marina: Sea Harbor ~ one who leads people to the living waters

ME: What does that even mean? (rolls eyes)

GOD: Allow me to show you.

Topics: YWAM DTS Serving YWAM Outreach Love Leadership
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Love Conquers Fear | Lives at Risk

By Audrey Fish on 21 Aug 2018

The searing heat is awful, and my dry throat longs for water; unfortunately, I left my water bottle in the van. It’s Friday morning; two days before I am to go home. The Texas sun is relentlessly beating down on me. Each step I take makes my glasses slide further down my nose, and my feet ache. Sweat beads start to pool on my skin, causing the dust to stick to me. The piercing honks of the passing cars startle me. I really wish I was anywhere else but here. Yet up ahead, I see my friends turn around and start another lap. If they can keep walking, I can too.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Overcoming Fear Love Abortion Lives at Risk SST
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Promoting Peace Through Intentional Love

By Tyler Tom on 18 Apr 2018

Recently, I was able to participate with an organization called YWAM, which stands for Youth With a Mission. For the first three months during class time, I learned about the character of God and how to have a deeper relationship with Him. We were discipled, so we could go out and disciple others as well, applying all the things we learned to the cities that we were traveling to.

Topics: YWAM DTS Value Love Education Peace
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The Journey - A Place Where People Encounter God

By Tyler Tom on 13 Apr 2018

 YWAM Tyler has the privilege of hosting several ministries in the East Texas area. The Journey is located right off Interstate 20 and is a unique ministry seeking to bless people with good drink, delicious food, and most of all loving and gracious service. Everyone is on a journey of some sort, and it is the desire of those who run this coffeehouse that as they step into this business, God's love will be encountered in a special way. Many have entered this business to receive a warm drink, but they've left with warm hearts. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Encounter God Love Coffeehouse Coffee
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Sheep Aren't So Dumb After-all

By Amy Fish on 28 Feb 2018

I've always heard sheep are dumb, but I disagree. I think they're really quite smart and have something to teach us all!

Topics: YWAM Tyler Trust God Value Love Community
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I Came to YWAM and Fell in Love

By Tyler Tom on 14 Feb 2018

Everyone always told me YWAM is a great place to meet someone. The day I told everyone I was going to do a DTS, many people said, “Well, Misti’s going to come home engaged.” At the time, I just shrugged it off and laughed to myself. Yeah right, I haven’t met anyone in the last 23 years; I doubt three months in Texas is going to change much.

Topics: Relationship with God Knowing God YWAM DTS Love
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Pursuing God Led Us to Each Other

By Allison Bice on 12 Feb 2018

When you're following God's plan for your life, you often end up doing things you'd never expect. Sometimes, God starts to bring you together with someone and you don't even realize it!  Let's take a look at 6 couples who put God first, and through it, found each other.

Topics: Following Jesus YWAM DTS Love
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God, What are You Doing?

By Tyler Tom on 5 Feb 2018

“What the heck am I doing?!?” I thought as we were approaching the prison for ministry. A group of DTS, Discipleship Training School, students and I were ready to go into a prison to minister to inmates in Pachuca, Mexico, but my thoughts started to make me anxious, “What’s it going to be like in there?” “Will it be safe?”

Topics: YWAM DTS YWAM Outreach Overcoming Fear Love Prison Ministry
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"Love Your Neighbor as Yourself” ~ 10 Tips to Create Conversation with Immigrants ~ PART 2

By Tyler Tom on 29 Jan 2018

How can Christians live out Jesus' love-calling to love our neighbors as ourselves? 

Last Friday, we started answering this question with practical steps to implement in our relationships. The first five tips from our friends at YWAM Chicago, Jesse and Emily Bond, were inspirational in many ways, as are the remaining five listed here. (Go ahead and read the first blog if you haven't already: Love Your Neighbor as Yourself ~ Pt. 1).

There are opportunies all around us to love people from different cultures and backgrounds, but it'll take some intentionality to engage. It's always hard knowing where to start. These tips will definitely give you some insight into ways you can connect. 

Topics: YWAM DTS Cross-Cultural Love Immigrants Nations
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When God Told Me Not To Go To College

Dennis is a solid guy, and we want to honor his life and story through this blog. He serves here at our YWAM Tyler...

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8 Steps To Frustration Free Fundraising

Sometimes, people want to step out in faith to attend our training schools here at YWAM, Tyler. But fundraising can...

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Does God Really Set The Lonely In Families?

In 1982, I entered the foster care system. I was three months old. My parents moved out of our apartment without me. I...

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Do The Little Things Really Matter?

Have you ever made the mistake of believing a task isn’t worth investing time on because it’s “just a little thing?” I...

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The Send: Joining the War Against Inaction

When I went to The Flood, I was expecting breakthrough, but little did I know what it would entail.

The Flood was a...

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Bombs Erase Ukraine's Historic Beauty

In these last few days, the bombing has shifted away from the surroundings of Kyiv, to the Black Sea cities of...
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Let's Go to Mongolia Together

Want to hear an audacious goal? We want to reach the entire nation of Mongolia with the Gospel and place a Bible in...

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Easter Sunday on the Mediterranean

When I woke up on Easter morning, I saw the Mediterranean Sea glistening in the sunlight.I was on my School of...

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Highs and Lows of Living in Community

I woke up to the blaring beep of someone else’s alarm clock. A quiet hush was over the girls' dorm when I left my room....