Category: Stories

Multiplying Disciples Among the Least, Last, and Lost

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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 …

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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. …

Oral Culture Peoples

Our Hidden Weapon for Changing Worldviews – A YWAM FM Story

If you could find a hidden weapon to defeat the enemy and release thousands into God’s Kingdom, you would want that right? I know I would! You may be surprised about what it is. It sounds so simple that even a child could use it. The Power of Stories for Oral Culture People The majority …

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Going to the Poorest of the Poor

Jesus told us that we would always have the poor with us.  As Christians we are called to reach the poor and needy. Sometimes we feel unsure of what is most important. Is it evangelism? Is it mercy ministry? Can it be both?  Or we ask ourselves “Can we reach the lost, and help the …

Praying & Going

Johann’s Story – Praying & Going

Praying and Going is a familiar YWAM-FM value. Over the years there have been many stories about God’s faithfulness. These kinds of stories have taken place in many regions across the globe. Johann’s* story gives an encouraging report on the power of Praying and Going to the Unreached.   “When He saw the crowds He …

Bold Witness

One of our YWAM-FM team leaders tells us what it looks like when disciples make disciples…boldly! Here is a wonderful story of how new believers practiced being a bold witness in an unlikely setting! Stories at a Wedding A young believer from a Muslim background was with her new disciple at a wedding. (We’ll call …

indigenous disciple-making movements

On the Banks of the Ganges

How does the gospel message spread in difficult to reach places? It spreads best when local people work in local ways. As the message of God’s love becomes indigenous (in sync with the local culture), it multiplies quickly. Indigenous Disciple-Making Movements (DMMs) are taking off everywhere! Here is one YWAMer’s story. Arjun’s Journey Arjun* is …

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Dreams Come True – a Story of Central Asia

Central Asia: hard ground for the gospel? Not when God shows up! The historic Silk Roads, crossing Asia and beyond, are rich in stories of adventure. The routes pass through places that are considered to be among the great wonders of the world. You might say they are “the kind of places that dreams are …

How Movements Among Refugees in Europe Grow

In 2015, there were a million people who sought refuge, or what is called political asylum, in Europe This was called by many a “European refugee crisis.” A refugee is someone who fears persecution in their home country. This can be because of race, religion, politics, or because they are from a particular social group. …

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