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Multiplying Disciples Among the Least, Last, and Lost

where to baptize

Where Do You Baptize When All You Have is an Irrigation Channel?

Jesus commanded us in Matthew 28:18-20 to go and make disciples of all nations. He then said to “baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit”, and teach them to obey His commands. As YWAM Frontier Missions staff enter new communities they face challenges. It just isn’t the same as in …

spheres of society

Can Every Sphere of Society Be Transformed?

From the start of this YWAM team’s work in Africa, their hope and goal for the unreached tribe was this: Make disciples. Help them multiply fellowships that spread the blessings of God’s Kingdom. Let them spread it within their families. Let them spread it among their neighbors. Let them spread it throughout all spheres of society. …

audio bibles

Powerful Disciple Makers Don’t Have to Be Literate

Long ago I dropped into a Christian bookstore in my country of residence, England. After wandering around the store, it occurred to me that there were many different English versions of the Bible. I couldnot even count them. They seemed too many! A Terrible Injustice “What about those who don’t have a Bible in their …

great losses

Women Endure Great Losses But Gain Jesus in the Process

Grief and loss are part of our lives as YWAMers working in the frontiers. Touching the lives of those who live in barren wilderness areas where the gospel is not yet known, means encountering pain, death, and sorrow. We experience it in our own lives and also encounter it in the lives of those we …

unreached

Reach the Unreached? There’s an App for That

By far, the Lord of the Harvest Himself is the best mobilizer for missions to the unreached. Read how a YWAM Center commits to pray for and send workers to an unreached people group (UPG) on a distant continent. Then, God adds His special, unexpected endorsement. YWAM currently operates in more than 1,100 locations in …

felt like quitting

Untimely Death of the Nelsons: We Lost Some of Our Best

Mark Nelson* was my friend, student, and co-laborer in reaching the unreached. On July 4th, 2018 he went on a picnic with his wife Lana* and 4-year-old son Joshua*. They traveled to a remote waterfall in the Central Asian country where they served. It was there that the earthly lives of this family were brutally …

muslim immigrant

Can Tradition Prevail in a City on a Hill?

Historic Islamic culture thrives in some contemporary cities of the United States. In others, it struggles to survive. One particular city’s diverse ethnicity is known around the world. This urban setting is home to a growing Muslim immigrant community from a distinctive tribal group. It is also the home of YWAMers. A Thousand Muslims in …

provision

Miraculous Provision to Launch New Teams in a Recession

Can countries that traditionally received missions support change and become mission sending nations?  Absolutely.  The story of YWAM Brazil proves this to be true! The Price Tag of Cross-Cultural Missions Many of us working in missions are blessed by the provision of people who support us in our work. What an encouragement! These people value …

English Language School

A Powerful Way to Reach Strongly Religious Unreached Communities

There are creative ways to enter and serve communities where unreached peoples live. One team went to a remote community searching for answers. The Lord led them to start an English Language School (ELS). This provided an opportunity to lead many to faith in Christ. The result was indigenous disciple-makers who are now reaching their own …

japan

Can Good Come From a Devastating Tsunami?

In 2011 Japan suffered a devastating tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9 “megathrust” earthquake.  It occurred off the coast near Tohoku. It was one of the most powerful earthquakes logged since they started recording them.  Shifting the earth on its axis, thousands died. Entire neighborhoods were no longer safe to live in because of radiation. …