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Broken in Thailand – Kailah’s Story

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Broken in Thailand – Kailah’s Story

It was the beginning of our third week in Asia. Exhausted and sick, I had just woken up in the hotel room I was sharing with my parents.  I was lying on an old mattress on the floor where I had propped myself up the night before at an awkward, nearly upright position in order to breathe, and I was disappointed to find that the air conditioning had broken… again. Today was our last day in Pattaya, a coastal town in Thailand known for sex trafficking and prostitution.  In a few hours, we would drive to the venue where we had been performing for...

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Watching God Move in a Closed Country… What?!?

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Watching God Move in a Closed Country… What?!?

I shrugged and shifted my weight in my seat, trying to gain a few extra centimeters of wiggle-room and restore circulation to my left leg. I wasn’t really successful at making myself more comfortable, but I did manage to press my forearm into the tray table ahead of me much more strongly than I had intended, causing the person in front of me to lurch backwards. “So sorry!” I spoke slowly and enunciated carefully, hoping for at least a basic understanding of English from my fellow passenger.  The “economy airline” flight we had booked from...

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2019 Spring Report: 5 nations in 3 months [Video]

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2019 Spring Report: 5 nations in 3 months [Video]

Hey friends – what an incredible year it’s been! Since January, we’ve been privileged to share the love of Jesus with tens of thousands of people in 5 nations (6 if you count the USA.).  We’ve seen thousands of people respond to Jesus and we are deeply humbled and blessed by the experience. That being said, sometimes you just have to SEE it… So we’ve put together this BRIEF video report – it’s LESS THAN TWO MINUTES LONG – and it shows what we’ve been watching God do all over the...

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The Craziest Night of My Life So Far – Kailah’s Story

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The Craziest Night of My Life So Far – Kailah’s Story

It was the night before one of the most monumental nights of my life up to this point, and I was feeling the pressure. We had just arrived in the Dominican Republic, and I was scheduled to be the main speaker for a small inner city evangelistic festival in the town of La Vega the following night. And tonight, like so many times the week before, my dad was helping me prepare for the upcoming event. We sat down together in a side room of our rental property, and I took a deep breath as I got ready to share the message that I had been working on...

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What if They Only Remember the Elephants? (SE Asia 2019 Report)

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What if They Only Remember the Elephants?  (SE Asia 2019 Report)

“It might be that some people only remember the elephants.” My daughter Kailah sniffed and looked up at me.  She smiled and wiped her eyes with the back of her hand. “I know, Dad, its true…” she lifted her head, leaving a wet mark on my shoulder where her eyes had been, “Do you think we should even post the pictures if that’s all our friends will remember?” “Of COURSE we should still post them – they’re epic.  We can’t NOT post them, right?” “Yeah, but everyone will remember the elephants, and they’ll think we’ve just been on...

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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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