A Missionary Kid Paul joked that he has been in YWAM for 41 years; spoiler, he is 41 years old. Growing up a missionary kid in Tyler, Texas he always had a relationship with Jesus. When he was 1 ½ years old he was smuggling Bibles into a closed nation! At 9 years old he went on a King’s Kids …
A Safe Home
Evening ushers in an orange-streaked sunset as we pack ten adults and one child into a small van. After an hour weaving in and out of the honking traffic, we tumble out in front of an ordinary but rundown apartment. Yet what we find inside is far from ordinary.
Praying in the Suicide Forest
by Abi H., Bible School for the Nations student In the breathtaking photos of Mt. Fuji, the shadow at the foot of the mountain is a forest. It’s known as Suicide Forest because so many people go there to end their lives. (Japan loses nearly 30,000 people to suicide each year.) Young teenagers and businessmen who simply cannot take the …
Praying for hope
The campus outreach team in Japan meets with and encourages a new Christian.
Outreach team asked to worship in Tokyo airport
A team from YWAM Madison campus ministry was welcomed to the airport by a Japanese TV crew asking where they’re from, what they do and why they’re in Tokyo. When they saw Tim’s guitar they asked if the team could play them something. So they worshipped in the middle of the airport!
How to see the beauty of God all around you
A YWAM DTS student shares how she learns to see the beauty of God in the unlikeliest of places.
“If I want to understand Western economics I have to study the Bible”
by Manuel, BSN Madison Director Tokyo, Japan We were full of expectation as we entered through the old gate of the University of Tokyo. What an honor it was to teach a Bible study in partnership with Chi Alpha at the most influential university on the Pacific Rim. Students enrolled at the University of Tokyo have prepared all their lives …
Our Last Days in Japan
by Nicole M., Japan outreach participant A couple days before we left Japan we met with two influential people here in Tokyo. Our first meeting was with the director of Second Harvest Japan (2hj.org). Second Harvest is an organization that distributes surplus food to orphanages, women’s shelters, community centers, and soup kitchens. It was exciting to hear the changes that …
by Nicole M. (with Monika A.), Japan outreach participant Small, boxy, metal houses stood out in rows along the flat blacktop. The summer sun glared hot and harsh. Pots of flowers and vegetables decorated the doorsteps–the residents' personal touch to make their temporary houses in Iwaki, Japan feel more like home. They had lost their own homes in last year's tsunami. Some …
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