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The Little Spring Girl

There was once a girl who was born in the spring with a name that sounded like winter. She loved playing with her summer sisters. They would spend the days climbing trees and chasing squirrels. The little spring girl was happy. Then she grew up. Her parents told her it was time to learn new things and make new friends, …

crowded japan street - ywam dts outreach

Every Number Has a Name

Seven billion.That’s how many people are in the world. It’s hard to wrap your mind around that number, so I’ll make it a little easier. I’m in Japan which has a population of 127.3 million. There are so many people! The subways can be quite interesting when they are full and the streets are always busy with people. I was …

Muslim Refugees Meet Jesus

In this last year, we’ve mobilized two teams to respond to the greatest humanitarian crisis of our generation. As millions of refugees flee war torn countries, our hope is that the first faces they see upon arrival will be those filled with the love of Christ. One of our DTS teams worked in Lesvos, Greece where refugee boats first hit …

Someone to Die For

by Nicette As a teenager I wanted to give my life for something. I wanted to be passionate about something and change the world. But I didn’t see God as someone to live and die for because I didn’t understand who He actually is. The Salvation message I heard as a kid was that Jesus died to save me from my sins and from …

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 …

Overcoming Asthma: The Joy of My First Deep Breath

Chara has battled asthma her whole life. For the last couple years, she frequently had asthma attacks 3-4 times a day (and at times, even in the night). This made her very fearful to do anything physical. “It felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest,” she said. On Thursday night, she felt she should come forward for healing prayer …

I Was Bedridden for Over a Year Until…

Eighteen months ago, Evynn came down with a debilitating mystery illness that zapped her energy completely and confined her to bed. She would faint often and needed help to do almost anything. Then one night, God gave her a dream about healing her. She came to the YWAM DNA trusting that God would completely heal her. During last Thursday night’s …

Jesus the Refugee

I walk to the edge of the Aegean Sea and look across at the clouded mass that is Turkey. The shores of Lesvos island are littered with tiny jeans, mismatched sandals, and pieces of black inflatable raft. The first time I walked down the beach and saw a pair of little jeans, my prayers turned to sobs as I felt …