Worshiping as we gather to learn and strategize and hear from the Lord as YWAM Tyler staff–Our annual staff “kick-off”.
Even though the effects of Hurricane Harvey are only 3-4 hours down the road, it’s hard to imagine the magnitude of the devastation people are experiencing. At our location we’ve not even had any rain to speak of. We have about 20 refugees staying with us at our missions center. YWAMers have gathered bedding, towels, … More
The first full month of summer begins with the launch of our summer teen missions program — SST (www.sst.org). This is a brilliant program to give teenagers the opportunity during their summer break to step into real missions. This isn’t “tourism missions”…it’s the real deal. After a week of training and applying the of the … More Summer Teen Missions – SST
For our daughter’s senior year in high school, she has been interning with YWAM Tyler’s Agriculture Technologies Department (agtech.ywamtyler.org). Ag Tech’s desire and goal is to reach the nations through agricultural development programs. Utilizing our land at YWAM Tyler and many other agricultural technologies, they provide training in areas such as aquaponics, urban farming, conventional … More Ag Tech
YWAM Tyler’s 2017 Inspire conference (www.ywaminspire.com) was a great success this past weekend. We had around 1,000 people attend with sessions on Friday evening and Saturday all day and evening. The event included 5 different outreaches to the local community and finished with a worship time led by Laura Story Park and band. I (Todd) … More Inspire – Worship and Missions Conference
This past weekend was an exciting time as we saw several of our schools that started last fall, complete their lecture and outreach phases. On our campus, we held a “Love Feast” to celebrate all that was accomplished which included the graduation for the students. In our weekly Family Night meeting, we were able to … More Graduation!
As we saw teams heading out at the end of the year, we are preparing for new students to arrive this month. We’ll be running a Classic Discipleship Training School and a School of Evangelism. We’ll also be running a Crossroads Discipleship Training School (for individuals 30 and above and families). It’s always an exciting … More Sending and Beginnings
Incredible—to be gathered with 3,000 YWAMers from around the world to be inspired and sent out to influence the world for Christ—YWAM Together 2016. We talked and strategized regarding the Spheres of Influence. We met in workshops with others working in the same areas of emphasis (for me Information Technology; for Anne influencing families). Our … More YWAM Together 2016
What an incredible group of families we have had the privilege of ministering with this week! From various states, walks of life, numbers of children but all with a call of God on their lives. We have been on the streets of Houston with Martin Dale and YWAM Houston. Martin is a fantastic leader and … More Houston – Final Day
Today was a full day that started with ministry at Open Door Mission. We were able to serve in the clothes distribution department and in the kitchen preparing and serving the 100+ residents of this rehabilitation center and shelter. In the afternoon, we we were downtown passing out water to those that wanted it and … More Houston Day 3