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How I Started Using My Degree in Missions

Posted on Apr 19, 2019, in the categories: Uncategorised
How I Started Using My Degree in Missions

What am I supposed to do now? I had come back to New Zealand with my heart set on serving on another Discipleship Training School (DTS). Disappointment sunk in when, upon arrival, I found out that they already had enough team members and didn’t need me to help. I was not expecting this at all.…

How I Discovered My Vision on my YWAM Journey

Posted on Mar 7, 2019, in the categories: Discipleship Training Schools, Leaders Internship, Post-DTS, Transformational Development School
How I Discovered My Vision on my YWAM Journey

I am currently in my Leaders Internship course with nine others, supported by an awesome team—all in the beautiful nation of Aotearoa (the Maori word for New Zealand)! The goal of these three months is to develop and understand our strengths for leadership, to learn what it means to be rooted in our identity…

Dream of Your Heart - Ryan Kondo & Furnace Worship | Song Story

Posted on Feb 8, 2019, in the categories: Furnace Worship, Prayer Room, School of Worship
Dream of Your Heart - Ryan Kondo & Furnace Worship | Song Story

Last year, my friend Josh Yeoh, originally with Penang House of Prayer and now in Singapore, came to New Zealand to speak on prayer and worship. During our Community Night, he shared about Isaiah 24:16 and 42:10-12, which both proclaim that from the ends of the earth—New Zealand, the South Pacific—songs would arise, singing "Glory to the Righteous One". Isaiah 42 also goes on to share that the islands, the coastlands, and the Middle East would be affected by those songs.…

Why God's Guidance is Always Best When it's Fresh

Posted on Jan 24, 2019, in the categories: Discipleship Training Schools
Why God's Guidance is Always Best When it's Fresh

I’d seen it all. Those missionary teams, coming back sharing stories about their latest trip. Those Discipleship Training Schools (DTS), telling testimonies on stage. I was so used to long-winded explanations of why you should join “why-wham” and what God could “do in your life”, that I started tuning them out. I’d been recruited…

4 Things We Think We Need on Missions Trips (but Really Don't)

Posted on Jan 15, 2019, in the categories: Discipleship Training Schools, Outreaches
4 Things We Think We Need on Missions Trips (but Really Don't)

I've packed a few suitcases in my lifetime. I started with family vacations, moved on to weekend soccer trips, then came the high school missions trips, and now in recent years, leading missions teams myself. As a kid, my mom would look at my packing and exclaim, "Are you really bringing that? And that?" to now, when I can get by traveling internationally with a carry-on size bag (or less!). But the ability to pack light isn't for bragging rights (though it's definitely fist-bump-worthy), it's actually just plain helpful. Here's a few things we often think we need on missions trips—and why we can do withou t them.…

When I Learned How God Transforms Communities // Photo Blog

Posted on Dec 5, 2018, in the categories: Outreaches, Post-DTS, Transformational Development School
When I Learned How God Transforms Communities // Photo Blog

My Transformational Development School (or Community Development School) was one of the most practical, hands-on courses I’ve heard of and experienced.     During our three months of lecture phase, we spent lots of time in the classroom learning from some incredible speakers, and the time flew by because every week was another brand new…

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