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Joy Dawson~A Tribute

By Mary Brock on 5 Aug 2022

I suppose it is possible, but there can't be many YWAM missionaries around the world who haven't heard of Joy Dawson. When word spread of her death, the fruit of her ministry instantly came to mind. Many of us had the privilege of hearing her speak, and perhaps listened to her teach for a week in a YWAM training school, or read one of her books. Most of us have a story about her, or can share how she has impacted our lives.

Topics: Missions Obedience Following Jesus Prayer Missions in America legacy joy dawson ministry
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Keith Green's Message Continues to Encourage a New Generation!

By Carl Hamper on 15 Jul 2022

It was July 28, 1982, exactly 35 years ago to date (at the writing of this blog post), when Keith Green and others took off from an airstrip, almost in walking distance from where I am sitting now, and left the earth behind never to return. The airplane accident that took the life of singer-songwriter Keith Green, shook the lives of the evangelical Christian community around the world.

Topics: YWAM Tyler Missions Change Obedience Knowing God YWAM Outreach Calling Families in Missions Go Children in Missions memories devotion Called to Mission keith green
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Sharing the Gospel with Armed Guerillas

By Tyler Tom on 15 Oct 2021

Sharing the Gospel with a Terrorist Group

Early one morning, we were abruptly awakened by a teammate, "Guys! Come quickly! There are men outside with guns!"

Topics: Outreach Obedience YWAM Outreach Gospel Mission Trip Go humanitarian aid philippines short-term missions terrorists NPA communism
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Anguish in Afghanistan

By Richard Fish on 20 Aug 2021

Now What's in Store for Missions in Afghanistan?

In critical times of persecution and seeing those we love die because of their faith we can be at peace knowing Jesus is Lord over Afghanistan. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Urban Missions Obedience Gospel Global Missions Hope YWAM Faith Urbanization afghanistan war suffering afghanistan crisis
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What My Mom Thinks of Me Being A Missionary

By Tyler Tom on 23 Oct 2020

WHAT MY MOM THINKS OF ME BEING A MISSIONARy

Ever wonder what your parents might say if you decide to become a missionary? Aimee interviewed her mom about her  experience, and you might just find some encouragement to overcome your fear of stepping into what God's calling you to do. 

Topics: Training School Family Family Adventure Direction Obedience Knowing God Life-Changing YWAM DTS Calling Missionary Missionary Life Overcoming Fear Spiritual Growth Encounter God YWAM Education No Fear Following God Children in Missions FOMO ywam tyler staff fear
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One Dream God Didn't Let Me Forget

By Allison Bice on 16 Oct 2020

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. 😳

Topics: Training School YWAM Tyler Missions Direction Obedience YWAM DTS Missionary Missionary Life Hearing God's Voice Redirection Missionary Training Teenagers SST plans ywam staff
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When Life Doesn't Go As Planned

By Jordon Lippiatt on 21 Aug 2020

WHEN LIFE DOESN'T GO AS PLANNED

2020 has been a year none of us expected. I wish I could just blame the pandemic for wrecking my plans, but I'm learning a bigger lesson when my life plans get sideways.

On my journey over the last year and half, there have been many times I had to continuously remind myself of the goodness of God in spite of my circumstances.

Topics: Training School YWAM Tyler Purpose Growth Trust God Trust Direction Obedience YWAM DTS Calling Missionary Life Perspective Anxiety Redirection Dependence on God Deeper with God Overcoming covid-19 plans life
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You Don't Have 6 Months to Sit on the Sidelines

By Candace Leatherman on 11 Jan 2019

"Go Now!"

The Lord had directed us to do a Discipleship Training School at YWAM Tyler in July 2016. We were sure it was to be the Crossroads DTS.
Topics: Retired Obedience YWAM DTS Hearing God's Voice
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Did You Know God Blows Raspberries?

By Deonn McDowell on 27 Sep 2017

Before you picture the Almighty vomiting fruit, let me quote from Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary’s second definition for a raspberry. “A sound of contempt made by protruding the tongue between the lips and expelling air forcibly to produce a vibration.” We’ve all done it. You know exactly what I mean. What you may not have known is that God can blow raspberries too, when He’s trying to make a very clear point.

Topics: Growth Obedience Pride
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God: A Really Cool Trip Advisor

By Tyler Tom on 11 Aug 2017

If you've wondered what it might be like going on YWAM Tyler outreach, Casi's story will give you a glimpse into the wonders of hearing from God and doing what He says while on outreach. 

Topics: Trust Obedience Following Jesus Hearing God's Voice
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Don't Drag Your Feet

By Amy Fish on 14 Jul 2017

“Nah, I don’t need to do that!” I emphatically told God one day after being asked by our ministry leaders to do a YWAM DTS. At the age of 34, my husband and I had already been serving the Lord in full-time ministry for years. We had worked as youth pastors in Kansas, while attending school. Then we planted a church in South Carolina. Missions was nothing new for us because we had led numerous teams around the world. Why would we need to do a Discipleship Training School?

Topics: Trust God Direction Obedience Knowing God Life-Changing YWAM DTS Calling Spiritual Growth Journey Hearing God's Voice Following God Get to Know God Redirection Dependence on God
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God Challenged Me to be Vulnerable

By Alyssa Rosser on 12 Jul 2017

In 2012 I reluctantly attended the School of Evangelism (SOE) at YWAM Tyler, which traveled to Greece, Germany, and France for outreach. You see this school was part of the launching in becoming a missionary; however, I had no desire or plan to do that at all. I was back and forth with God about what He wanted me to do in the future, but because I love Jesus and because I wanted to honor Him, I obeyed and did this school.

Topics: Purpose Direction Obedience
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Discipleship is the Key to Missions

This is me with one of only 800 copies of the Bible in the Sakari language. Honestly, it was a holy movement grasping...

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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...