Bare Feet, Bear Hugs and Big, Shining Smiles

Colorful flowers bloom alongside the trash filled streets. I wake up to a bird singing outside and hear life coming through our window. The city is coming to life. There are people here who may not have shoes, or more than one outfit but they are rich in ways that we are not. Their smiles


Uganda is our destination. Four hour van ride to San Francisco. One hour standing in line. Two hours roaming the airport. Sixteen hours in the air. One night in Dubai. Two hours roaming airport. Five hours in the air. Two hours bus ride into town. We have arrived in Kampala, Uganda! Stating these travel times

The Hong Kong Chronicles

"God's interventions are miracles: events that cannot happen by merely natural agents but only by a supernatural agent. They no more interfere with our free will than natural events like earthquakes. We choose how to respond to them." -Peter Kreeft HONG KONG: It was Saturday, a hot muggy July day, and outreach had come

“Home Alone” YWAM style

If you've ever seen the movie "Home Alone" you will relate to the airport scene. A large family group trying to get through the airport and on to their plane, but they manage to leave one child behind. I couldn't help but think of it as the 21 of us made our way through the

Preparing to Go to the Nations

It's a day full of activity!  Our teams are preparing to go to Africa; the younger DTS team leaves for South Africa this morning and the older Crossroads DTS leaves for Uganda/South Sudan tomorrow.  We are all excited and anxious, but also at perfect peace. How can we have such peace when we are all

Community Life

By Shelly Imagine living in a house with 23 people.  You also attend classes with 19 of these people.  You eat three meals a day with all 23 of them, plus several other Mission Builders and Sowers and some staff.  Your day begins at 6:30 am breakfast - yes, 6:30 am!  Two washers and two

Famous for its walls

by Daniel C. The second story of our wobbly bus offers breathtaking views of the sharp edged mountains stabbing through the sand dunes. I imagine hordes of horses or even camels around every turn. The air conditioning gives us a break from the blistering heat, as we watch a movie in a foreign language trying to read subtitles, while trying