A Crisis of Conscience in Jerusalem

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018

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...

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Happy New Year! 2017 By The Numbers

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018

Happy New Year!  2017 By The Numbers

“It’s been awesome – people are saying yes to JESUS out here!” I was on the phone, talking excitedly to one of my closest friends back home in Iowa – I had been traveling through Los Angeles with the band, breathing in the humid sea air, braving brutal interstate traffic with a trailer in tow, and watching God impact lives as we moved from one small venue to the...

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Beautiful Failure

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017

Beautiful Failure

I am writing this while hunched over my laptop, squinting at the screen in the passenger seat of a moving car. White Ribbon Day is heading to Côte d’Ivoire (or “Ivory Coast” for all of us non-French speakers out there.) The last few days have been a blur of last-minute scrambling, culminating in a frantic morning spent trying to replace a lost immunization card before our 11 AM departure...

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Coming Up Short in the American Heartland

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017

Coming Up Short in the American Heartland

“In just a minute I’m going to give you a chance to take a stand and say yes to Jesus.” The metal handle of the microphone felt cold in my hands as I squinted into the stadium lights – I had been pacing back-and-forth at the limits of the mic cord in front of a football field full of young people for the last 15 minutes, and usually at this point I would be feeling a strong...

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Time-Sensitive Prayer Request: An Open Door for Reaching American Youth

Posted by on Jul 6, 2017

Time-Sensitive Prayer Request: An Open Door for Reaching American Youth

Over the past year, we’ve been amazed at the way God has been impacting young adults around the world – and He’s been using YOU to do it:  You’ve prayed.  You’ve partnered. And literally thousands of young people have responded to Jesus: in Malawi, Myanmar, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, and Kenya. Now we have an incredible opportunity – in a few days, hundreds of...

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Deported: Sierra’s Story

Posted by on Feb 2, 2017

Deported: Sierra’s Story

For the last three months of 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 an incredible account of the faithfulness of God, and we hope it encourages you. Here’s...

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