Whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

I can’t do it.  All the responsibilities, being a good influence, always practicing patience, and living a life that always looks good from a ministry perspective.  It is hard.  My past still looms in my mind.  What I could have been follows me.  What would my life be like if I would have stayed on […]

I’m back!

Twenty-nine days at sea really makes you appreciate the life of a landlubber. The sweet feel of stable ground beneath your feet.  The plethora of food options.  The aroma of nature. These everyday things can be sorely missed when you are isolated on a ship in the middle of the ocean!   The YWAM Ship, […]

Rescuing locals from a volcano

Our muscles were tense as the ocean spray hit, causing our clothes to become damper than we intended when we dressed that morning.  The perpetual bobbing of the watercraft nearly caused the lifejackets to take flight in the wind.  We were soaked.  How were we to know that we would be wading up to our […]

We’re knot all in the same boat…

Well, this was the last week of the School of Navigation and Seamanship, which means lots of “see you later” and “goodbyes.”  In YWAM though, it is rarely a forever goodbye.  The relationships I have made here, I believe, will stay with me for the rest of my life.  I am so excited to see where the […]

New place. New people. New mission.

Darkness. Complete darkness. Not a scary or unknown darkness, but tranquil and sleepy. Then a noticeable rocking both to and fro, slowly increasing in intensity. Light flooding the pupils as eyes open, and the darkness fades. The realization that the world isn’t moving, but the wake from a departing ferry is causing the ship to […]

A city worth 40,000…

Some cities have a way sticking in your memory forever.  The aroma of bread baking; street performers exhausted from a day’s work; architecture that takes you back in time.   Rome.  It’s a city that I proudly spent about 40,000 steps per day exploring and still didn’t see everything my heart desired. Arriving back to […]