Is A Gap Year Worth Taking 5am on the dot, an eager anticipation for adventure abruptly woke me from my deep sleep. I vividly recall a joyous light-weight atmosphere all around a group of children and I, while we danced to piano keys and a foreign upbeat song. It must've been an African tribe I was standing in the midst of, with nothing but love in my heart for them. At this time, I never...
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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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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.
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A YEAR FOR GOD Someone somewhere said, "You can do anything for a year!" As you read Elsa's story, you'll find her year wasn't wasted, it was the start of a life transformed.
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GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY Sitting on 300 acres of grass may seem pretty profitable if you're into selling hay. We had sold it before, but when the pandemic hit we knew God wanted us to do something to bless others rather than ourselves.  Chris Lascelles pitched the idea of giving away all of the hay from our campus, and of course we said, LET'S DO IT!
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COVID-19 UPGRADED MY PRAYER LIFE For the longest time, I prayed to Jesus. Now I use a different approach, and it's even better. I've found I can pray with him.
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5 Ways I Paid for My YWAM DTS Missions—it sounds wild, crazy, and just what you’ve always wanted. But you scroll down to where it says “fees”—and you stop. Maybe God has something else for you. You know, a cheaper option. Or a well-paying, safe option.  But do you want to miss out on your miracle?
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AM I REALLY HEARING GOD? In late November of 2019, my Dad and I stayed at a hotel in Shreveport, Louisiana. As we arrived to check-in, I noticed a man with crutches sitting on a couch in the lobby. As we approached the front desk, I heard a voice in my mind say, Go and pray for his knee.
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PEACE IN THE CHAOS Living in a world that seems to be falling apart can be scary. Sicknesses are taking lives, families are separating, friendships are ending, and people are losing their jobs. There are many things that make it seem like we are in world-wide upheaval.
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