Memories of Africa

It's time to write a final post about our time in Africa.  We are back in Chico now doing some debriefing with the DTS students about their trip to South Africa.  We are all trying to readjust to sleep time and awake time.  I guess they call that jet lag.  Personally I am caught in this

Jesus was a refugee

photo by Amy Schuff This is a post from our friend Amy from YWAM Sacramento. My husband left for Lesvos, Greece this morning. In case you haven’t heard, thousands upon thousands of innocent people are fleeing a horrible terrorist organization called ISIS. They are paying upwards to $3500 to board a raft or small

Enlightenment

“What you see and what you hear depends a great deal on where you are standing. It also depends on what sort of person you are.” ― C.S. Lewis, The Magician’s Nephew When our team piled into the Land Rover for the long, hot, dusty drive to the Rhino camp, we anticipated large masses of people overcrowded into big

Cold and Wet

It is below freezing today, and has begun to snow again. Still, many boats have made the journey across the Aegean Sea to Lesvos. Some boats had trouble and people had to be fished out of the water. They arrived cold and wet. There were only six of us volunteering today, along with two more from Samaritan's Purse, yet

Let the Adventure Begin

He often used to say there was only one Road; that it was like a great river: its springs were at every doorstep and every path was its tributary. “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door,” he used to say. “You step into the Road, and if you don’t keep your feet,

Fishers of Men

Today I am sitting in on an interview with local fisherman Costas. He has literally become a Fisher of Men. He explains how this crisis has impacted his livelihood, and how often over the past several months as he went out to fish, he ended up rescuing people and fishing them out of the sea

Fake Life Jackets

Believe it or not, the majority of life jackets being sold to the refugees (at €100 each) are completely fake. Three thin pieces of foam that provide absolutely zero flotation. The degree of depravity is startling. It is cold and stormy here today. We hope no one will try to make the 10 km crossing

Responding to the Refugee Crisis in Greece

I worked my first day today... I believe this was called a 'stage 2' camp, about halfway up the hill from the beach. Someone said they counted 17 boats come in - each with approximately 50 people. All in all it was said 867 people came through our spot. Once the boats land, people are

On the Air

Today might have been one of the most amazing days of ministry this far. God keeps reminding us that although we only have a week left of ministry, He still has big plans for us. This morning our team had the opportunity to be guests on a local radio station. We talked about what we

He’s a good, good Father

Recently, we visited a tuberculosis hospital where we sang worship songs, performed a skit, and prayed for each one of the patients. After worship, we explained how much God loves each one of them, and how He would have sent His son if it was just for them alone. Thirteen of these precious people, including