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A Miracle for a 10-year-old Girl

Christine is a 10-year-old girl the team met in a local health center. The previous day she had fallen from a tree and had sustained a compound fracture to her left arm, leaving the bone sticking out of her skin.  She was in agonizing pain and at serious risk of losing her hand if she didn’t get surgery soon.  The health center had no understanding of how to treat a…

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Partnership Pays Off for Baby Girl

Jenny, an 8-month-old baby girl, couldn’t catch her breath. She had the raspy cry a baby struggling to breathe gives.  No matter the age, the feeling of not breathing can invoke terror and no amount of comfort from mothers or even exhaustion could stop that raspy cry from coming.  Jenny had severe pneumonia; the same condition that took baby Isaiah’s life, just 4 months prior. Isaiah had come to one…

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Snapshots from Abroad: Local Partnerships Prove Beneficial

“I learned a lot about medicine, myself, medicine and God.” Marianna Duncan, originally from Texas, is a nurse who after moving to Hawaii a couple of years ago, heard about YWAM Ships Kona from friends at church. Papua New Guinea (PNG) was the available option for volunteering. Once she arrived in PNG, the ship docked in Madang and then the team would travel to serve in many villages including Bulsom,…

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Amanda in Papua New Guinea

I sat in the classroom, listening to the Discipleship Training School (DTS) students share stories from the outreaches they had just returned from. I was about to travel with my team to Papua New Guinea myself, so I listened carefully to the team that had just returned from there. One girl shared the story about her team visiting the local hospital and her personal trip to the maternity ward, where…

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What’s My Calling?

“So what are your plans here? What do you think God is calling you to next?” These are common breakfast table questions here at YWAM Ships Kona asked right after your name and where you grew up. It’s nice to be able to dive so deep initially with people but also is a difficult question for me to answer. Well ultimately, I’m heading to Heaven but there’s a good bit…

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