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We Are Scattered Like Sheep Among Wolves

By Brad Stanley on 3 Sep 2021

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 we are because as we own our identity, we transform the cultures and places where we are planted. Yet, we remain different from them.

How do we operate among the lost? How do we reach them?

Topics: Urban Missions Cities Dreams Evangelism Following Jesus Making Him Known Global Missions Nations Urbanization Missions in America city ministry spheres of influence ywam missions border crisis
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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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Rescue The Perishing | YWAM Houston (cont)

By Tyler Tom on 18 Jun 2021

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. 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Rescue YWAM Urbanization Missions in America YWAM Houston sex trafficking human trafficking Montrose prostitute
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Rescuing the Perishing | YWAM Houston

By Tyler Tom on 4 Jun 2021

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 see drag queens standing on the street corners in stilettos and short skirts, but the street kids sure didn't fit the stereotype of a prostitute." - Kim Dale

Topics: Urban Missions Rescue Following Jesus YWAM DTS Missionary Hope No Fear Urbanization Missions in America city ministry YWAM Houston sex trafficking human trafficking mercy Montrose street church Houston Texas
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Reaching the Nations in Your Own Backyard

By Jordon Lippiatt on 2 Oct 2020

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.

Topics: Outreach School of Evangelism Urban Missions YWAM DTS YWAM Outreach Missionary Missionary Life Missionary Training Urban DTS Urbanization Missions in America ywam chicago chicago
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Urban Missions in the Midst of Social Restrictions

By Tyler Tom on 27 Mar 2020

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 encouraged by their stories and are praying for more! 

Topics: YWAM Tyler Urban Missions YWAM Urban DTS Urbanization YWAM Dallas YWAM West Virginia ywam chicago ywam nola YWAM Houston
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Leftist Punk Becomes Missionary

By Tyler Tom on 28 Feb 2020

LEFTIST PUNK BECOMES MISSIONARY

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.

Topics: Urban Missions Missionary Missionary Life Family Missions Urban DTS Urbanization Transformation nola new orleans city ministry
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Our Urban Missions in Dallas Started with a Drug Deal

By Mary Brock on 4 Oct 2019

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 feelings he could hardly put into words. How was he ever going to make a difference in this crime-infested, impoverished community?

Topics: Urban Missions Urban DTS Urbanization YWAM Dallas Kid's Club
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What is Being a Missionary About?

By Tyler Tom on 8 May 2019

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!

Topics: YWAM DTS YWAM Outreach YWAM Missionary Training Urbanization Missions in America College Ministry God's Love America
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Reaching an Urban Generation

By Tyler Tom on 21 Sep 2018

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. 

Topics: Urban Missions Cities Urban DTS Urbanization
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Find Your Purpose with the YWAM URBAN DTS

By Ben Venable on 19 Jul 2017

It doesn’t take an astute observer to realize that there are many things in the world today that are not as they should be. Modern society is like a piece of shattered plexiglass; it’s still intact, but its integrity is compromised. The entire framework of our human reality is filled with cracks and fissures, all of which can and should be fixed by focusing and investing into our vertical relationship with God, which in turn smooths out our horizontal relationships with others.

Topics: Urban Missions Cities Evangelism Life-Changing YWAM DTS Poverty Making Him Known Community Hope Urban DTS Urbanization World Changer Transformation Missions in America God's Love America
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Building Foundations

How do you increase your faith? Former student Sarah Horan shares her heart on how God revealed His truth to her during...

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Missions Changed Me

From as far back as my junior high school, I remember struggling to find happiness. I felt like I didn’t fit in and...

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Unexpected Friendships

When we follow God, sometimes we have our own expectations of what God will do through us. This can sometimes cause us...
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Miracles in the Classroom

What does a young person chasing after God's heart look like? Christian Heritage School desires to fan the flame of the...

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Cross-Cultural Christmastime

Have you ever wondered how Christmas is celebrated around the world? We asked four of our YWAM Tyler missionaries to...

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My Stepmom Thinks YWAM Rocks

Have you ever been curious about going to a Discipleship Training School but don't know what to expect? In a recent...

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Marked by God

Can you imagine God sending someone from another country to see you? While in Thailand, Jess Reminger encounters a man...

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The Day I Thanked God For Losing My Job

One morning I sat in the classroom during my training school with YWAM, and I was crying, thanking God for the loss of...

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Sharing The Gospel Isn't Complicated

God has been doing amazing things with our DTS team on outreach in Thailand. As the team has made themselves available,...

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How DTS Changed My Child

Before I left for my Discipleship Training School, my family really had no idea what YWAM was. If your family...
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Laying Down My Rights

I was sitting in my DTS classroom, my head wrapped in thoughts of a family circumstance that was happening. We had...

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Breaking Out of the Box

There really is such thing as a Jesus glow. The glow where you’re so full of Jesus, it’s so evident and so...