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5 Simple Tips for Reading Your Bible

Posted on Nov 5, 2020, in the categories: Bible Study
5 Simple Tips for Reading Your Bible

Reading the Bible is one of the greatest joys and privileges in life, but that doesn’t mean that it’s always easy. I am by no means an expert, but I do think I have some helpful tips on where to start if you’re new to reading the Bible, or if you’ve been stuck in a reading rut. I hope these tips and tricks will help you connect with God more through His Word.…

Top 10 Things to Expect From Your YWAM Furnace DTS

Posted on Oct 22, 2020, in the categories: DTS
Top 10 Things to Expect From Your YWAM Furnace DTS

Starting your Dicipleship Training School (DTS) can be a strange time. Feelings of excitement and anticipation under a veil of nerves and uncertainty. So whether you're about to start your DTS with us, or you're just considering it – here are the top 10 things to expect from your YWAM Furnace DTS.…

Why Prayer isn't Boring Anymore | YFNZ Story

Posted on Oct 8, 2020, in the categories: Prayer, Prayer Room
Why Prayer isn't Boring Anymore | YFNZ Story

“Prayer is like a telephone for us to talk to Jesus” - A line from a Sunday school classic I used to sing as a kid. I always knew about prayer. My parents prayed with me every night growing up - “Dear Lord Jesus, thank you for a lovely day today...”. I knew that I could talk to God whenever I wanted and that He would hear me. But I felt like I never heard anything back. I thought prayer was supposed to be like a telephone, so why am I the only one talking? To me, prayer was like talking to a brick wall. Pointless and boring.…

When God Told Me to Let Go of Money | YFNZ Story

Posted on Sep 24, 2020, in the categories: Outreaches, DTS
When God Told Me to Let Go of Money | YFNZ Story

“God, are you sure You’re going to provide for this?” What started off as a backpacking year in New Zealand, became a wild adventure of faith when I got to know YWAM Furnace. Their faith and passion for Jesus was so authentic and inspiring. Doing the One Thing Internship here, God blew my mind with how he moved in my life and in the people next to me. So I stuck around for a bit and asked God what to do next.…

How God Brought My Heart to Life on DTS | YFNZ Story

Posted on Aug 28, 2020, in the categories: DTS, YFNZ Story
How God Brought My Heart to Life on DTS | YFNZ Story

I arrived in New Zealand for my Discipleship Training School (DTS) with YWAM Furnace in January 2019. I still remember the unexpected heat as I left the airport, dressed for the cold UK winter that I had just left behind. The first few days of my DTS went by in a bit of a blur. A flurry of meeting new people, hearing new accents, learning a new schedule and of course, smiles, jokes and laughter. But what all my new friends didn’t know is that behind my huge smile and loud laugh, my heart was dead.…

Stop Putting God in a Box | YFNZ Devotional

Posted on Aug 13, 2020, in the categories: YFNZ Devotional
Stop Putting God in a Box | YFNZ Devotional

“Star Breathing God, You came down” – Lyrics from a song I wrote a few months ago. But when I wrote the song, I don’t think I fully understood the true magnitude of what those words actually mean. As a missionary, I don’t get paid for what I do – I rely on God for my finances and needs. He always provides – for the 18 months that I’ve been in YWAM, I’ve never been lacking. But over the past few months I’ve been asking God for more. …

The 9 Ways Missionaries Say Goodbye

Posted on Jul 9, 2020, in the categories: Travel Tips
The 9 Ways Missionaries Say Goodbye

Saying goodbye. It’s the elephant in every room, a silently acknowledged fact, a normal rhythm of a missionary’s life. Jesus commissioned us to “go into all the world”, and we know it’s not easy. But how do you deal with so many goodbyes? I’m a missionary kid, I’ve moved countries three times, and I’ve been in missions for over five years. Through all of these experiences, I’ve got a storehouse of goodbyes. I learned the hard way to process them—or else the grief caught up to me, one way or another. When I finally started processing my own transitions, nine “types” appeared around me (and in me)—each dealing with their losses in a unique way.…

What Life After Lockdown Really Feels Like | YFNZ Story

Posted on Jun 25, 2020, in the categories: YFNZ Story
What Life After Lockdown Really Feels Like | YFNZ Story

I held my breath.  The whole nation waited for the 4PM announcement—would the Prime Minister and the health advisor really say it? New Zealand shut down hard and fast, closing borders and ordering one of the strictest lockdowns in the world. Could it actually end? "We did it." And with that, lockdown in New Zealand was complete.…

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