THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN TO ANYONE ON OUTREACH We zigzagged up the dirt roads into the mountain jungles of Thailand to visit a small children's school for our Discipleship Training School outreach. Our team had prepared well, but not for what was about to happen to me.
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Passion for WORSHIP, DISCIPLESHIP, AND MISSIONS I saw this guy rocking the guitar, singing his guts out to the Lord, and inspiring the audience to join him in his rapturous worship, and I knew I liked this guy. 
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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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Become a Missionary at Youth With A Mission It was a huge shock to everyone around me when I decided to become a missionary in 2016. Having come out of 6 years of deep addiction before entering 3 rehabs, I was the last person you’d expect to see joining Youth With A Mission, Tyler. I was totally living for myself. I thought I was the center of the universe back in May of 2015 before I entered my...
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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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ONE DREAM GOD DIDN'T LET ME FORGET In 2013, I attended a Season of Service and Training (SST), a summer camp for teens at YWAM Tyler. One afternoon, we teamed up with multiple staff members to help with their different roles on the campus. Some of us helped in the kitchen, some in the Ag-Tech training area and some of us in the Hospitality department. 😳
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Depression doesn't have to control your life. Before I knew God, I drowned in dark depression, deceit, and lived in fear. Sin and suicidal thoughts controlled me, and I had no escape. I struggled to find so many things: purpose, love, peace, joy, zeal for life, and much more. Meeting the Lord of all creation brought me out of the trap I was ensnared in and gave me life abundant. Not life without...
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LIFE AFTER MY DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING SCHOOL After my Discipleship Training School (DTS) ended last spring, going home was difficult. It was hard to go from seeing friends everyday, worshipping and living in community to only seeing my immediate family.
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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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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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