Taking a Risk can Improve your sense of Wellbeing

Sometimes You Just Got to Move!  Growing up as a kid in San Jose California. I can remember living next to a community park that had these massive cement slides in the middle of the park.  These weren’t your ordinary park slides mind you, they started from the top of a nearby hill and took you down twists and turns at high speeds ultimately spitting you

Many Paths to the Same Destination

Many Paths to the Same Destination You’ve thought about it, your getting ready to move on from graduating or being graduated from High School.  Maybe you embarked on getting a job right out of High School and now you’re wondering where to begin, what is the best next move for your life. Being now a

Bearing Much Fruit

Bearing Much Fruit A look at what God has done in and through YWAM Chico in 2017 Ps 67: 1-2, 6-7 - May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations… The land

Preparing to Head Out!

Well, we are in our last few days of lecture phase and getting prepped for outreach! This brings about many mixed emotions for most of us. We are sad to see the lecture phase come to an end, yet super excited to begin outreach and see what God has in store for us. The

Thank God for Cheap Flights

Anyone else have visa stories? Here is ours... We had two problems: One, our pictures were not good; and, two, Elias who is from Sweden, was told to apply in his home country. These were problems to us, but as God would show us these were just inconveniences. Our passports and applications needed to be

Agriculture team baptizes a man in Indian Ocean

Seedlings sprout up in PVC tubing in the Aquaponic greenhouse that the YWAM Chico Agriculture team installed at My Father's House, a children's home in Chirala, India. CHIRALA, ANDHRA PRADESH, INDIA: Dan and Robin Oosterhouse recently returned from outreach to rural India with their team of nine, including their three sons. They went to install

An Unlikely Intercessor & the Power of Prayer

The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much. James 5:16 Playing Prophecy I was laying on my bottom bunk, feet kicked up on the bunk above mine. It was getting late, but the seven of us were just getting warmed up. We were missionaries-in-training, and were soaking in all the stories of hearing

Produce fruit in keeping with repentance

This week our team has been challenged with patience and perseverance. Coming into outreach we had such high expectations of miracles, signs and wonders but we weren't seeing these things come to fruition. In fact, we have been struggling to even get past simple greetings - due to the language barrier - which has led

A different kind of Christmas

BAMAKO, MALI: This year we celebrated Christmas differently - the joy of gifts was replaced by the joy of the Lord; the family meal was replaced by a huge celebration with brothers and sisters in Christ; and the focus on the material aspects of Christmas was replaced by the magnificence and glory of the birth