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Let the Little Children Come to Me
06/03/17 Community , Magazine , Personal Testimonies # ,

Let the Little Children Come to Me

Before I moved to Australia, God spoke to me very clearly about serving YWAM Wollongong in a very practical way. I already had the skills, knowledge and drive to get a children’s ministry up and running. Ultimately I was just being faithful to the calling I felt on my life, but still, that was the easy part. Continue reading

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Where is God in Suffering?
24/02/17 Community , Magazine , Personal Testimonies # , , , ,

Where is God in Suffering?

Not long ago I stopped in at a little shop down the street, and the owner opened up to me when I asked how he was doing. I knew that two of his family members had died recently from a terrible disease. His heart was broken. He told me that if God Continue reading

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Engaging with Youth
05/12/16 Community , Magazine , Vision

Engaging with Youth

In 2015, we hosted an event in Sydney for local churches called GoFest. Two of the many churches involved were greatly impacted, and in June of 2016 they approached us as YWAM Wollongong. They had the vision to host an event like GoFest held in Wollongong towards the end of 2016.

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16/11/16 DTS , Magazine , Vision # , , ,

Using Media to Bring Hope

My Dad and I were sitting at Lake Thun in Switzerland. It was towards the end of my home visit and I wanted to spend some time with my dad sharing my dreams and visions. My Wife and I had not fully decided if we were going to run a media focused Discipleship Training School (DTS).

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Growing up in Missions
02/11/16 Community , Magazine , Outreach Stories

Growing up in Missions

When I was ten years old I decided I wanted to go to the Middle East. Some missionary friends of ours were sharing at church, and sometime between donning a head scarf for a demonstration and the end of the service I told them that maybe we would be out there together one day. Continue reading

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My Own Flame
19/10/16 DTS , Magazine , Outreach Stories

My Own Flame

When I first arrived in Kolkata, India, it was close to midnight, I was exhausted, sore from traveling, and anxious about settling in. I had been looking forward to outreach since before I had even arrived in Australia to start my Discipleship Training School. When I found out we were going to India, I was overjoyed. Continue reading

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13/10/16 Magazine , Video , Vision

The Movement

Christ’s resurrection and the release of the Spirit kicked off a new era. As we pursue Jesus, we become like him, and take up our role as ‘ministers of reconciliation’ wherever we are, and wherever he sends us. Beginning in Acts, The Movement looks at the waves of those who have fully surrendered and followed after Jesus. He showed us the Creator’s love, and told us we’re surrounded by it. He showed us the lies we were basing everything on, and revealed the deepest truth. He showed us a life lived to the full, and invited us to try it. He gave us everything, holding nothing back. And now we GO because Jesus came.  Continue reading

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05/10/16 Magazine , Video , Vision

The Mountain

Isaiah 2. Where is this all heading? The Mountain is about God’s plan to fully redeem all of creation; the Kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven. It doesn’t begin at some unknown time in the future—Jesus proclaimed that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. How do we live in the tension between the ‘already’ and the ‘not yet’ of this reality? Continue reading

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19/09/16 Magazine , Video , Vision

The Mercy

We arrive at The Mercy, weary and cynical. We’ve resigned to the status quo. “There is no other way”, we tell ourselves. Our gloom is interrupted, suddenly—the clouds break and reveal the starry sky. A helpless baby is born, of nobody much at all. But this baby is the Prince of Shalom, and of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end. Continue reading

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15/09/16 Magazine , Video , Vision

The Mess

The Mess is our drive for autonomy that put us on a track flowing against the grain of the created order. They called it the “fall”, which it was in a sense. But it was also the beginning of a treacherous climb. Grasping and clawing our way over each other—over Creation itself—in pursuit of the top. Destruction, death, decay… repeat. We are in desperate need of someone to show us a better way. Continue reading

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