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Broken in Nebraska

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Broken in Nebraska

I was standing, sweat-soaked, in a field, just watching people pray. A good friend of mine had just given an invitation to say “yes” to Jesus from the LifeLight Festival stage in Hastings, Nebraska, and a number of young people had begun to move towards a side tent to pray with someone about the decision they had just made. I was just standing and watching it all happen, partially because it was encouraging to watch the volunteer prayer team treat the newcomers with such obvious compassion, and partially because the 96 degree heat and...

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Our Most-Read Blog: Deported – Sierra’s Story

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Our Most-Read Blog:  Deported – Sierra’s Story

Hey friends, Zach here… Two years ago, for the last few months 2016, my daughter Sierra (a powerhouse White Ribbon Day vocalist) lived and worked on a YWAM base on the island of Lesvos, Greece.  Her team’s mission was to share the love of Jesus by serving at a camp for Syrian refugees.  The story that she shares in this blog is truly an incredible account of the faithfulness of God, and it is officially the most-read story we’ve ever posted – by a long-shot! White Ribbon Day has just returned from a week speaking in Biarritz, France, and...

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Can God Really Use This For Good?

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Can God Really Use This For Good?

So I’m guessing that most of you are probably wondering about this…” I held up my left arm, jerking my head at the intimidating metal brace strapped around it, and looked out at the crowd of students, staff, and guests from the town of Biarritz, France.  Nearly a hundred people were crammed into the dining area of what had formerly been the hotel “La Romance.” “And I KNOW that most of you guys have probably wanted to ask about it for, like, three days now.” There was a pause for translation, and then some laughter throughout the room, along...

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Doing it Wounded in South Carolina

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Doing it Wounded in South Carolina

“Great to meet you, we’re pumped to be here tonight with you guys!” “Good to meet you too, we’re excited to have you…” the youth leader paused, glanced down at my left arm, and then at the small pedal-board I was carrying in my right hand, “So…ahh, is that all you’ve got tonight – like for instruments?” “Oh, this?  Yeah, here’s the thing…” That’s how the conversation had started two hours ago when we had entered the massive, glass-walled building which served as the youth facility for the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South...

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Taking a Stand in South Carolina

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Taking a Stand in South Carolina

“Hey man what’s up? How are you doing?” The young man lifted his eyes and gave me a once over, then nodded in my direction. “Sup. Doin’ pretty good.” He was slouching in a worn blue hoodie with his hands pressed into the pockets of his dark jeans, and I would’ve said that his expression was skeptical without being malicious. Not a bad start, actually, but now came the potentially awkward part. “So, ahh… I noticed that you raised your hand when the speaker-guy was talking… did you, um… did you pray and say yes to...

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What Really Went Down in Bethlehem – Kailah’s Version

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What Really Went Down in Bethlehem – Kailah’s Version

“I think tonight might actually end up being more of a children’s event than a youth event…” My dad and I were stepping off the stage after a soundcheck in the West Bank. “Really?” I looked around the room and noticed a few little kids climbing up the giant BMX ramp that our team had spent the afternoon setting up in the center of the event hall. He might be right. I was bummed. I love talking to kids about the love of Jesus, but I had been hoping that tonight would be different. I’m seventeen years...

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A Crisis of Conscience in Jerusalem

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A Crisis of Conscience in Jerusalem

I was doing everything in my power to appear calm, collected, and confident. But internally I was fighting a war. We were minutes away from taking the stage in the heart of Jerusalem for an historic collaboration between the Christian and Orthodox Jewish communities, and I was deeply conflicted. Not about the collaboration – that was the thrilling part.  Gifted speakers and musicians had gathered in Jerusalem to represent both communities in a “Song of Ascents” event, where we would recite and discuss Psalms 120-134 as an interfaith...

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Four Bullets in Bethlehem

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Four Bullets in Bethlehem

“When the people in my city learned that I was a Palestinian who was a Christian and also believed in God’s plan for the Jewish people, many people became very angry…” A few of the small crowd of Americans seated in the large, white-tiled meeting room in the West Bank shifted in their chairs and the room went still. “But God gives me strength, and I MUST proclaim the message of the new life that I have found in Jesus.” “YES.” I said it softly, almost unintentionally – under my breath but with real conviction. “And since that time, our...

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Israel-Bound – Transformation in the Middle East

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Israel-Bound – Transformation in the Middle East

In less than a week, we’re scheduled to travel to Israel, one of our favorite places on Earth.  We love the food, the culture, and most of all, the people – we love their fire, their hospitality, and even their sometimes intense honesty! We’ve visited the land several times in the past to pray for the country, but this will be our FIRST time visiting for the specific purpose of sharing the incredible love of Jesus with both the Jewish and Arabic communities. Truthfully, God has provided a monumental opportunity here, and...

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Standing Alone in Iowa

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Standing Alone in Iowa

“So here’s the deal, friends…” The crowded gym was oddly hushed, waiting for my next words. Unfortunately, I still wasn’t sure what exactly my next words would be. It was a surprisingly familiar struggle for me — we were in Rock Valley, Iowa performing at a Valentine’s Banquet for a Christian High School.  Despite the challenges of performing in  a cement walled echo-chamber, the stage, lights, and sound-system were top-quality, and the production crew was highly professional. The food was delicious and the crowd was attentive and seemed to...

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