What are you doing? You can’t sing! In South Africa, as a child I loved to sing and I didn’t care who heard me.  Unfortunately, this didn’t last long because once I reached high school I was ridiculed for singing.
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Worm Tea is the Ag-Tech Miracle Drink When Jean-Claude asked me if I wanted a little, "Worm Tea" for a drink, I had no idea what he was talking about. Of course his thick French-Congo accent didn't help, but I was pretty sure he said, "Worm Tea!"
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What am i going to do with my life? I put in my earbuds and tuned into the podcast I usually engage with on Monday mornings. Little did I know, I was about to uncover the reason for the battleground surrounding my destiny. 
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Is A Gap Year Worth Taking 5 a.m. 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 myself 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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