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My Little Light: Did My Mission Trip Really Make a Difference?

My teammates and I boarded our flight to Mexico for a Spring Break mission trip. We had prayed many times for this trip and felt that even though it was only a week long, it was going to be “oh so sweet”. I’d never been on a mission trip this short and I wondered — How much impact could a …

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A Cry that Demands a Response

Throughout the world millions of children are orphaned through war, AIDS, and extreme poverty. Every seven seconds a child dies from a preventable disease. Drug addiction runs rampant. Children are sold into prostitution or forced to become child soldiers. They’re lost and they have no place to live. These children have no hope. And these are the ones that are …

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Letting our lights shine

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” – Matthew 5:13 The children’s home we are staying at is called Little Lights. Over the past two weeks, we have seen that the kids here have so much potential to shine the light of Christ in the world. The parents or grandparents of …

Small Act of Love, Big Reward

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop When my team and I arrived at Little Lights children’s home in India, it quickly became apparent to us that the staff there performed many acts of love and service on a daily basis. It is a privilege to come alongside them to prepare breakfast and pack …

Shresh’s Lesson

I was sitting on the floor of a home for children at risk in India helping six-year-old Shresh do his homework. He had a little book of folded paper we gave him – he kept it as a prized treasure in his backpack with all his other homework. He would draw pictures, ask me for the English spelling of that …

Powerful Words of Hope from an Indian Street Kid

I was reading through my journal from my DTS last night, processing some of the things from my outreach to Nepal and India that I have long left unprocessed. After my team got back from outreach, we broke up into new teams with people from all of the different outreach groups – Moldova, Turkey, Thailand, East Asia, Uganda. We went …

Happy New Year: #ItWasGood15

Join us for the first 15 days of 2015 as we reflect on God’s goodness & the adventures He took us. We’ll post highlights & stories from this last year on Instagram & Facebook with the hashtag ‪#‎ItWasGood15‬. Share your reflections in the comments or post your own memories from the year. Follow us: Facebook: www.Facebook.com/YwamMadison Instagram: www.Instagram.com/YwamMadison You can also …

My Journey to Manhood

“I, Garett Collins, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…” This was the honorary speech I repeated at the Military Entrance Processing Station. I was  18 years old and fresh out of high school. I thought that the military was the right path for me and my …

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Compassion Requires Us To…

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and …