Posts tagged with: Prayer

Why Learning the Language is Key to Being an Effective Missionary

There is a lot you can accomplish as a missionary in a foreign country without knowing the local language. However, there’s something to be said about the special connection that is forged when you speak in someone’s native tongue. There is a deeper level of empathy on your part, and a stronger sense of trust […]

Who Have you Noticed Recently?

Working with a missions movement on a large campus, I get to wet my feet with a lot of different departments.  My main role is to offer sound Biblical teaching and training to missionaries, leaders and pastors both locally and overseas.  However, because the YWAM campus is run completely by volunteers, it means that sometimes […]

Posted: June 14, 2018 By: Erika Haveman
Hope is Terrifying

‘“About this time next year,” Elisha said, “you will hold a son in your arms.”  “No, my lord!” she objected. “Please, man of God, don’t mislead your servant!” But the woman became pregnant, and the next year about that same time she gave birth to a son, just as Elisha had told her.’ …he was […]

Posted: May 30, 2018 By: Erika Haveman
You Know You Need to Slow Down. Here’s How.

Bob Goff in Love Does says that he quits something every Thursday.  While that’s admirable and I wish Bob Goff was my very cool uncle, I’m not sure it’s a necessarily good philosophy.  If I am quitting something every Thursday then it probably means that I am continuing to pick up a whole lot of […]

Posted: May 18, 2018 By: Erika Haveman
How God Spoke to Me Through a Lost Earring

I rarely wear earrings. But when I do, I often forget to take them off. Today, I glanced in the mirror and noticed that one of my fake pearl earrings was missing from my ear. These earrings were not anything fancy, but they were one of three pairs that I actually wear. Thus started the […]

Feeling Trapped in the Busy-ness of Life?

I’m ashamed to admit it, but I’ve looked around at everyone else and thought, “nobody is as busy as me.”  I’ve compared my life to another’s, reassuring myself that I was busier and somewhere in my mind I thought that made me better.  My value came from all of the “yes’s” I could give to […]

Posted: September 6, 2017 By: Erika Haveman
What Have You Placed Your Hope In?

On EDTS outreach in 2016, my team spent most our time in mountainside villages sharing the gospel and distributing Bibles. We hiked from one place to the next; gathering those who were willing to listen. One morning, we were asked to visit a woman who was considered “crazy” by her community. Her husband requested we […]

Posted: May 7, 2017 By: Lynne Sowders
How Do I Know That I Can Trust God?

I have been a Christian since as long as I can remember. I was blessed to grow up in a home with two godly parents who taught me from the moment I was born that Jesus was THE answer and, more importantly, walked this out in their daily life. However, watching someone live their life […]

Posted: March 20, 2017 By: Jason Sheneman
Overcoming Our Default Settings

The printer in our staff office is my enemy… to the point that the thought of needing to print something gives me anxiety. Honestly, I do not mix well with most technology but printers especially seem to harbor a certain vendetta against me. My personal struggles aside, I think we all have experienced printing a […]

Planning your Engagement, Wedding & Honeymoon

Plan For God’s Sake! This post and Ron’s previous article entitled “Sex & Engagement” are excerpts from an upcoming book that he is writing on this topic. Check this space for more information as it becomes available. What we do is for Future Generations I often say this to young couples in their pre-marital counseling. […]