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Freedom from Shame

Hannah approached our Nurse Practitioner Rhonda with a scarf pulled over one side of her face, her eyes cast down, full of embarrassment and shame. She sat down opposite Rhonda and her translator Susie and pulled back the scarf to reveal a huge keloid scar on her earlobe. This huge mass of scar tissue had built up after her ear had been injured and now it was weighing her down, both…

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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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The Harvest in Cambodia

Every Monday we go out to the village to preach the gospel with our friend Jen and so far we have seen about 15 people come to Jesus.  God is doing so much out here and it’s such a privilege to be a part of it. One week as we were prayer walking, looking for someone to share with, we came upon a house with a women standing out front. …

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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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