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Southeast Asia Update and LIFELINE Release!!

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Southeast Asia Update and LIFELINE Release!!

Introducing LIFELINE! If I can’t come home ‘till I find a solution ‘Cause I’m tugging on a loose end I’ll be waiting a lifetime looking for a lifeline That will never reach from You to me… After months of soul-searching and hard work we’re so excited to announce the release of LIFELINE, the first single from our upcoming CD – you can listen on SPOTIFY, (please follow us if you haven’t already!) watch the official music video on YOUTUBE, or purchase/stream in ITUNES. This song is a bit of a stylistic departure for us – it’s...

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Utterly Exhausted in Kenya

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Utterly Exhausted in Kenya

I dropped my head forward until my chin nearly touched my chest, and then lifted it backwards until I was almost staring directly up at the sky, feeling the  stretch in my neck.  I shrugged my shoulders forward and back several times, trying to dislodge the deep weariness that seemed to have settled in my bones. Jet-lag had won our nightly battle early this morning, forcing me wide awake at 3:30 AM local time – it wasn’t even noon yet and I was already paying the price. Standing in the front of the massive iron gates of the prison in...

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Massive Response and Major Struggles in the Dominican Republic

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Massive Response and Major Struggles in the Dominican Republic

Photos by John Andrus “Okay… so I just talked to the festival organizer…” our young translator shifted uncomfortably but kept his eyes fixed on me, “and it looks like the schedule is set and you guys won’t be playing tonight.” He glanced quickly out at the massive crowd – event organizers had closed off one of the main roads in the Dominican city of La Vega and many thousands of people had flooded the streets for the third night of our music festival.  It had quickly become the biggest party in town, and it was still growing. He turned...

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The Night Kailah Took the Stage

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The Night Kailah Took the Stage

“So… ah… dad, do you think we should pray?” “What?” I nodded absently back at my oldest daughter Sierra, “Oh yeah… totally…” I was staring out at the cracked cement amphitheater where we were about to perform – we had arrived in the Dominican Republic the night before, and this was our first look at tonight’s venue. A decent-sized stage had been folded out of a truck and was now set up in the corner with a full lighting and sound rig.  Someone had set up several hundred white plastic chairs in front of the stage to complement the...

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WRD’s Kailah to Speak in the Dominican Republic Next Week!

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WRD’s Kailah to Speak in the Dominican Republic Next Week!

Sooo… In less than one week, we’re scheduled to perform and share the love of Jesus in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – we’ve been praying and preparing for this festival for months, and can’t wait to watch God move powerfully in this small island nation. Sent by On The Go Ministries, we’ll be partnering with the Reid Saunders Evangelistic Organization to participate in several large city-wide festivals in Santiago, and we’re excited to announce that our very own KAILAH BLICKENS will be the primary speaker...

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Five Nations in the Next Three Months!

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Five Nations in the Next Three Months!

“And God, we pray for hundreds of people to show up tonight – bring in people who need to meet You and hear about Your love for them…” I raised my head, looked up at my daughter across the circle of volunteers in the semi-dark room as she spoke confidently – doors were scheduled to open in just a few minutes and we had come together for a final minute of prayer before it all began. Nearby, I noticed a friend of mine lift his head briefly.  I wouldn’t know it until he told me after the show, but in his head, he was thinking,...

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Sleep-Deprived Santa Ramblings and Undeserved Grace

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Sleep-Deprived Santa Ramblings and Undeserved Grace

“So last night at, like, 3 AM I was driving home from the airport and thinking about what I was going to say this morning….” I was staring out at a small sea of faces in an Iowa high school classroom during lunch hour – definitely a challenging crowd under the best of circumstances, and today I was feeling the effects of yesterday’s day-long commute from the West Coast.  I had finally rolled into bed around 4 AM the night before, and now I was dragging. Honestly, I had known that this moment would be challenging when I had agreed to...

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End of Year Need and our Border Crossing Adventure

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End of Year Need and our Border Crossing Adventure

“Um, maybe just be careful, okay?” The voice came from one of the passengers seated near the back of our white 15 passenger van. The warning didn’t seem completely out of place, as we had been waiting to cross the Mexico/US border for nearly two hours in a line of cars surrounded by a swarm of merchants and needy individuals asking for money.  Last week we had squeaked into Mexico twenty-five minutes before the border had closed due to “Caravan-related” rioting. We had spent the week teaching a YWAM training class on international evangelism,...

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Thankful for YOU – How You Brought Hope to Pakistan in 2018

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Thankful for YOU – How You Brought Hope to Pakistan in 2018

“Is it over?” I asked the question as quietly as I could and did my best not to move my lips as I held my smile in place. “I’m not sure…” It was 5 AM in Nashville, Tennessee, and several of us were crowded onto a small stage smiling hopefully into a laptop screen.  An iPad on a stand nearby showed a grainy video feed of a crowd of people sitting on low benches in a small cement building in Hyderabad, Pakistan. The feed was delayed by nearly 20 seconds, which was why I wasn’t sure if the event had ended, and I was speaking quietly because I...

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From Nashville to Pakistan….

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From Nashville to Pakistan….

Pakistan… For the last several months this beautiful, beleaguered country has been on and off of our calendar – in response to an impassioned request from local Christian leaders, On the Go Ministries had been planning several training events and small outreaches in the cities of Karachi and Hyderabad, and our entire team was thrilled at the prospect of reaching the people of Pakistan with the love of Jesus. And then we were hit with some deeply discouraging news;  due to dangerously high levels of unrest, we wouldn’t be...

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