29/06/16 Community, family, Kingdom, Magazine, Promises

Creating Kingdom Family

When Steph and I got married we were both aware that the other was interested in having a family. When the time was right we would have two or three kids; settle down and live the typical Australian life. However, about five years in, we discovered that we could not physically have a family of. Continue reading

21/06/16 DTS, family, Hospitality, Magazine, Middle East, Outreach Stories, Welcomed

Breaking Down Barriers

I grew up in a small town with little ethnic diversity. Everyone I knew was white and that was my world; until I found myself in the Middle East celebrating my 19th birthday. This was one of my first experiences traveling abroad and it was nothing like I had expected it to be, especially as an. Continue reading

7/06/16 Community, family, Magazine, Missions

Being a Family in Missions

I didn’t mean to stay with Youth With A Missions for over a decade, but here I am. In 2005 I completed my Discipleship Training School and soon after hopped on a plane for a secondary school in healthcare. The two year commitment learning and serving in the nations through a local YWAM campus. Continue reading

31/05/16 Magazine

Exploring Community Development

As my DTS was drawing to a close, I was asking God what was next. The Community Development Seminar was first mentioned to me on my debrief week. It was referenced as an opportunity for us to be involved in to learn how to develop a community effectively. The whole concept of the Seminar. Continue reading

18/05/16 DTS, Magazine, Outreach Stories, Video

The Power of Purpose

Our lives are made up of clear snap shots in time, called memories. Some fade in to the wind and some stick with us until we are a ripe old age. Mele, a former student from New Zealand has an amazing encounter to share with the world. Continue reading

13/05/16 DTS, Magazine

Responding to the Refugee Crisis

What does love look like? This is the question that has been rolling around in my head for the past few months. What does love look like here, now, in this circumstance? As I’ve been reading and wrestling with God, I see that love is sacrificial; it doesn’t get irritated, it forgets past wrongs. Continue reading

11/05/16 About, Magazine, Vision

Broadening Our Horizons

In 2004 God apprehended my heart and did a work of cleaning out the junk in my life through prayer ministry. It was then that I first learnt how to hear God’s voice and my heart was set alight to follow after Him, no matter what the cost. Continue reading

3/05/16 Magazine

Created to Create

When I was a kid, I decided that I was going to make a daily newspaper for my neighbourhood. Obviously, as a 7-year-old, you don’t know much about the world. So I filled the pages with what I knew of my own. Continue reading

24/02/16 About, Community, Life, Magazine

A Missional Community

Then the Lord said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make a helper fit for him.” When God was creating mankind – the creation that was to reflect His image – He made Adam. But there needed to be more. There needed to be relationship and so he made Eve.  Continue reading

24/02/16 About, Magazine, Values, YWAM

The Foundational Values of YWAM

“These are the values of YWAM,” our school leader said, motioning to a short list in our handouts. It was a September day and here we were; a group of teens and twenty-somethings from all over the world, hungry to know God more, with no idea what to expect from the six months ahead of us. Continue reading