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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The One Question that Changes Everything

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017

The One Question that Changes Everything

“So I guess you could sum it up this way: God created all of us for relationship with Him… but we all screwed up and separated ourselves from Him… but then Jesus loved us so much that He gave His life to pay for all of our sin so we could be forgiven and reconnected to God by accepting His free gift.” “Okay….”.  The young man across the table flipped his...

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Blog #100 – So Thankful for The Journey with You!

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016

Blog #100 – So Thankful for The Journey with You!

“Thanks for coming over – I’d love to hear about your trip.” Well… umm… yeah… it was great.” I was sitting in the living room of my current boss, Pastor Steve Irwin of River of Life Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. And I was about to drop a bomb… Several weeks before, in mid-December, Steve had called me into his office and gently challenged me in a profound way. “Zach, I’m so grateful for you and...

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Civil Disobedience and Freedom in India

Posted by on Oct 25, 2016

Civil Disobedience and Freedom in India

“Tell us about that trick you just did, were you scared!?” Our friend Dustin Orem was brilliantly illuminated by a set of massive stage lights as he faced an interviewer in front of roughly 10,000 excited people. “Well, first off, I really need to say this…” I caught myself holding my breath – we were holding a festival in the Indian city of Vishakapatnam and a few hours earlier we had been...

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Massive Response in Malawi – Full Report

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

Massive Response in Malawi – Full Report

(Header photo by John Andrus) “Does anybody know where we’re going?” I glanced around the van, making eye contact with each passenger and receiving a shrug or a shake of the head. Finally I turned to the Malawian driver. He glanced over at me for a moment as he swung the wheel to the right, leaving the main road and turning onto a wide, dusty village street. “We’re here, I think,” he nodded...

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Facing Hardened Criminals in Malawi

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016

Facing Hardened Criminals in Malawi

“And this is why we’re here – because God hasn’t forgotten you!” Intent on the evangelist’s words, I shifted my weight, causing one of the plastic legs of my chair to buckle precariously – instinctively I slid my leg out to steady myself, sending a handful of pebbles skittering across the cracked concrete of the prison courtyard. The leg of my chair squeaked loudly in protest and straightened,...

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