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

He Has Me Here

You never know where life will take you. Sitting here in Lesotho, in a tent, I am in awe of God's love for me to bring me here. It is by God's power and His will for my life that I am here for this 3 week time. I begin to wonder, "Why me Lord?" While

Rain and Renewal in a Dry and Thirsty Land

HAKOLAI, LESOTHO: There's no better feeling than to experience and witness prayers being answered. We serve the one and only God. We serve a God who is powerful and cares about the desires of His people. Here in Lesotho, the Hakoali village is desperately in need of some rain. It has not rained properly for

Living Out Matthew 18:3-5

Hearing the words "I love you" from a parent is a blessing for the many children in Themba Hopsital, Kabokweni, South Africa. But some of the little ones in the Children's Ward don't have any parents to hold them and play with them during the visiting hours. So when we went, it was a life changing time

Hope In a City of Dashed Hopes

What would happen if you never talked to anyone on the streets, or if you never said a word to anyone you see? If someone needed a friend, it would be hard to know unless you spoke to them. Talking and listening was a big hit with Kathlyn. Kathlyn, a beautiful, wonderful, blonde haired, hazel