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He Wants It All

I thought that I was sold-out for God. I was working as a missionary, volunteering and engaging in my local church, and I thought I had given everything over to Him. Emphasis on “I thought…” About a couple years ago I returned from a summer of interning/serving around Europe. We had served with and supported many local churches, spent numerous hours on the street using performing arts and simple conversations…

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I Was Searching For Joy

Colby Bouma comes from a small Dutch town in Lynden, Washington. Growing up as a Christian was pretty easy for him. However, when he saw how his fellow Christians negatively treated him and others, he decided to walk away from his faith.    He signed up to be a volunteer with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) Ships in Kona, Hawaii and needed a pastoral reference for one of the forms. One of his teachers…

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Tips For Outreach You Should Know

As you’re preparing to go on outreach, whether it’s your very first or the latest in your repertoire, there’s a couple different things you should keep in mind. We can talk for ages about packing tips, what to bring and what not to. Or discuss the pros and cons of flying with different airlines. However, as important as these things can be to know, it’s just as important – if…

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Be Fully Known In This Season

Spring has always been one of my most favorite seasons. It’s a time filled with refreshing weather, new flowers blooming, and it has meant a transition in my routine for as long as I could remember. Spring always signaled something new was coming, either a break from school, graduation, a change in jobs, or just a renewed perspective on where I am! Taking time to reflect on the past season…

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Every Moment Is Worth It

The idea that a hard life can be a blessing is not something that occurs naturally to many people. Our automatic default can be to think hard times equal hard lives devoid of blessings. But that’s simply not true. Often I’ve found that the hardest times of trial in my life have paved the way to greater revelation of the character and nature of God. Along with those revelations, there’s…

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