YWAM KONA BLOG


Life on Mission

Life on Mission  ⋅  02/10/18

When I was a young girl, I dreamed of changing the world. I yearned to travel to distant countries, investing my time and energy into people whose legacies would outlast me. I aspired to one day look back when I was old and gray, and see how God moved heaven and earth to fulfill his purposes in and through me.
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5 Things Your Missionary Kid Wants…

5 Things Your Missionary Kid Wants to Hear  ⋅  21/09/18

What was it like growing up as a missionary kid? Many parents have asked me that over the years, and I haven’t always known what to say. We’re this elusive tribe that quietly takes up a majority of the mission field, but what would we say if we had the chance? These are five (of many) things your missionary kid wants you to know. To know more, all you need…
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Were We Born Into Sin?

Were We Born Into Sin?  ⋅  13/09/18

When I look into my 4 month old daughter’s eyes, I see nothing but purity, innocence… hope. But she was born into the same world as you and I, a world where daughters are trafficked and sons are killed in wartime and peacetime.
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Interview with Dan Baumann

Interview with Dan Baumann  ⋅  12/09/18

Dan Baumann and a friend spent two weeks in Iran doing missionary work. Leaving the country and remembering all the great times they had with the Iranian people, they were stopped at the border. Six hours after giving their passports to the border guard, a man came back to tell them there was a problem with the passports and they needed to come with him immediately. Wondering what could be…
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The Great Promise Keeper

The Great Promise Keeper  ⋅  17/08/18

Ken and Linda Helser sat and listened to the gynecologist explain to how Linda was developing uterine cancer and would need to have her reproductive organs surgically removed. It was a somber moment, but they thought they could handle it since they already had two daughters and Ken was worried that his history with drugs could hurt any baby they might try to have.
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Shattered : Never ending grace and…

Shattered : Never ending grace and mercy  ⋅  31/07/18

Many times in my life I thought “If I’m done dealing with this” THEN I’ll be good. When I wrote “Shattered” is when I realised there is no end to God’s grace and mercy over us.
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Were We Born Into Sin?

Were We Born Into Sin?  ⋅  31/07/18

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The red words in the gospels are underlined by pure blood that was spilled to show a way out. When…

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Free to Forgive

Free to Forgive  ⋅  28/07/18

Caleb Bannister had every reason to be bitter about the sins committed against him. As a one-month-old baby, Caleb was abandoned by his parents and left for dead underneath a ti plant in Kenya.
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Fragrance of Faith: A YWAM Documentary…

Fragrance of Faith: A YWAM Documentary Film  ⋅  21/07/18

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"Even in the first interviews in Kona, our staff and students could sense that God was going to do something…

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The Day Loren Cunningham's Family Almost…

The Day Loren Cunningham's Family Almost Died  ⋅  11/07/18

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Teaching at the Creative Media & Communication Course, YWAM founder Loren Cunningham recounted this life threatening story that none of…

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A Dot in Eternity

A Dot in Eternity  ⋅  02/06/18

We think that our lives are forever – or at least that is how it feels like – but in reality our lives are just that small red dot in the midst of eternity.
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An Update on the Volcano

An Update on the Volcano  ⋅  21/05/18

Years ago, the Lord told us to go to Kona on the Big Islands saying, ‘Go where I send you and you will be safe.’ Here we are protected from potential lava flows from Mauna Loa and Kilauea in the shadow of Hualalai which is known historically to Hawaiians as the mountain that saves.”
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On Cloud Nine in the Marshall…

On Cloud Nine in the Marshall Islands  ⋅  19/05/18

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An (Extra)ordinary Trip to the DMV

An (Extra)ordinary Trip to the DMV  ⋅  14/05/18

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Just Say "Yes"

Just Say "Yes"  ⋅  04/05/18

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Birth of a New Generation

Birth of a New Generation  ⋅  27/04/18

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