Season of life

Update on the University of the Nations Maritime Academy During the last few weeks of 2018, leading up to New Years, I was really pushing to see what God had envisioned for 2019.  This year will definitely have a different flavor to the one we just saw. In 2018, we traveled around the world (twice), planting seeds about more efficiently equipping those called to serve the forgotten people […]

Seeing the fruit

“When predictability is high, impact is low. In other words, when the audience thinks they know what you’re going to say, and you go ahead and say it, your words make very little impact. On the other hand, when an audience is surprised or intrigued, they will think long and hard about what they’ve heard…. […]

I am still The Clueless Disciple

Not knowing what the next step is, is honestly, stressful. “When I first heard The Lord speak to me about going into the mission field, I wanted to know exactly what His long-term plans were.  My desire to understand what was in store for me soon blinded me from His desire for spontaneity.  It took […]

Quick Updates

Based off of my current busyness with serving as Purser on the s/y Next Wave, co-founding new training programs through YWAM’s University of the Nations for the ships ministries: brining hope and healing to the forgotten coastlines and island of the world, and coordinating and staffing the School of Navigation and Seamanship and the Bluewater (Sailing) Discipleship Training School (DTS), I have […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dreamy Pines

Being jostled as we barrel down the, on-construction, road to Mbeya cutting through a massive pine forest, I feel like I am peeking into the forests of Colorado. The darkness between the gangly trunks is enchanting, nothing but trees as far as the eyes can see, until they disappear into the abyss. My mind drifts […]

Preparations for Outreach: Tanzania

In less than a week, I will be over the southern border of Tanzania, for one of our two, month-long Discipleship Training School (DTS) outreach locations!  This trip is strictly ministry-oriented and I won’t be able to see Mt. Kilimanjaro, but I am excited and anxious to see all the amazing miracles and wonders that […]