15/03/17 About , Video , Vision

Wollongong – More Than Just A Funny Word

Wollongong, informally referred to as “The Gong” is a seaside city located in South Eastern Australia. Wollongong is noted for its industry, port activity and the quality of its physical setting, occupying a narrow coastal plain between an almost continuous chain of surf beaches and the cliff line of the rainforest-covered Illawarra escarpment. Continue reading

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15/02/17 DTS , Personal Testimonies , Video

Are you Willing?

It is all too easy to fall into the downward spiral of doubt and confusion, but it is often the moment when we take a risk that creates space for God to reveal himself to us. Miranda’s journey of coming to do a Discipleship Training School is a great example of how God looks at our heart and calls us despite our emotions and the circumstances around us.

Maybe God is asking you the simple question: “Are you willing?”

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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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Being a Family in Missions
07/06/16 Community, Magazine
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Being a Family in Missions

I didn’t mean to stay with Youth With A Missions for over a decade, but here I am. In 2005 I completed my Discipleship Training School and soon after hopped on a plane for a secondary school in healthcare. The two year commitment learning and serving in the nations through a local YWAM campus turned into another two and another. Continue reading

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Exploring Community Development
31/05/16 Magazine

Exploring Community Development

As my DTS was drawing to a close, I was asking God what was next. The Community Development Seminar was first mentioned to me on my debrief week. It was referenced as an opportunity for us to be involved in to learn how to develop a community effectively. The whole concept of the Seminar reminded me of what God had originally spoken to me about during GOfest (missions conference). Continue reading

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Responding to the Refugee Crisis
13/05/16 DTS, Magazine

Responding to the Refugee Crisis

What does love look like? This is the question that has been rolling around in my head for the past few months. What does love look like here, now, in this circumstance? As I’ve been reading and wrestling with God, I see that love is sacrificial; it doesn’t get irritated, it forgets past wrongs and it’s willing to suffer if that means freedom for someone else. Continue reading

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Broadening Our Horizons
11/05/16 About, Magazine, Vision

Broadening Our Horizons

In 2004 God apprehended my heart and did a work of cleaning out the junk in my life through prayer ministry. It was then that I first learnt how to hear God’s voice and my heart was set alight to follow after Him, no matter what the cost. Continue reading

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