The Cost of Following Jesus Anywhere and Everywhere. We shouldn't be upset when God moves us and scatters us into the world. Even if we are somewhat in our home culture, we need to remind ourselves that we are outlanders. A lot of us feel even more disconnected because the world seems so weird now. There is so much turmoil and change. We feel uncertain. As believers, we should be certain of who...
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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. 
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Breaking The Cycle of Prostitution And Trafficking "My mom pimped me out when I was about 6 years old." - Street girl.  "Wow, we got an education on the streets of Houston! The school of hard knocks." - Kim Dale, who with her husband Martin, direct Youth With A Mission Houston. 
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The Battle over homelessness, broken families, and injustice in Urban America. "Oh my gosh, THESE are the prostitutes! I didn't even recognize them!"  "I had this revelation one day as I was listening to the kids at our Street Church share their stories. I thought they looked somewhat typical. Just young people running around with backpacks on their backs, except most of them were homeless. We'd...
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Reaching the Nations in Your Own BackYard As believers, we understand that part of the commission given to us by Jesus is to go into all nations. With the times we are living in today, it’s not always possible to do what's on our hearts in following Jesus' command.
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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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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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It was the drug dealer. He was the reason dozens of cars were lined up in the middle of the street and around the block. Every Friday afternoon his customers would leave their cars running in the improvised drive-thru to run up the rickety staircase in the back alley. Dave Funke shook his head in disgust. He had seen the apartment where everyone went to score. All of the chaos just added to...
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During my Discipleship Training School (DTS), God really showed me His heart for America. I’ve always dreamed of being the missionary that traveled to faraway lands to preach the Gospel where it’s never been heard, but God showed me that He cares as much about the people of America as He does the ones in far off lands. God cares about every nation tribe and tongue, including my own!
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REACHING AN URBAN GENERATION First a confession, I’m just a small town East Texas boy. For generations my family has lived in small towns and farming communities. When I was 19, I was on a YWAM School of Evangelism outreach for two months in the big city of Chicago. You might as well have taken me to Mars. 
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