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Act like eyewitnesses to Jesus’ story, the greatest story ever told. Word By Heart helps you know Jesus personally and share him in an unique way by using the exact words of the Gospels. You’ll experience Him through your own imagination… as if you literally walked with him and saw the withered hand made whole.

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Engaging with Jesus in this way will change you. Jesus lived the most impacting life ever lived. As you draw close to him, he will start to transform you. You will experience a surge of energy for him that will empower you to spread his good news everywhere.

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Jan 5th – Mar 22nd 2017




English – all of 2017

Chinese – September 2017

French – April or September 2017

Korean – April or July 2017


Apr 6th – Jun 28th 2017




English/Korean with Eliot Lee

English/French with Paul Dingtounda


July 7th – Sep 21st, 2017






Sep 28th – Dec 20th 2017




English/Chinese with Candy Zhang

English/French with Jackson Ndecheck



Pre-requisites: YWAM DTS

Course Code: CMC 233

U of N Credits: 12


The process of “TruthTelling”

Re-imagining the Word

Personalization of the passage at hand

Memorizing the exact words of Scripture

Retelling the Story


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Jackson Ndcheck

Jackson Ambe Ndecheck, originally from Cameroon, joined YWAM Port Harcourt in 2002. After his Discipleship Training School he staffed in Nigeria for 8 years, leading the DTS training center and helping pioneer other bases. In April 2010 he continued his Bachelor in Biblical Studies and Master’s in Community Development at the University of the Nations, Kona Hawaii. In 2016 he started the African Bible Safari a program to end bible poverty in Africa. 

He has been part of the Word by Heart family since the first school ran in Kona in 2013. He travels to other nations in order to give Gospel presentations and Word by Heart seminars and help multiply this school. He has been involved with many Word by Heart schools as they run every quarter at YWAM Kona. His wife Anneke recently took the school as well. Together they have 3 beautiful children: Hope, REJoyce and Kyndness.

Jihoon Lee

JI hoon Lee from South Korea(wife Mirak, daughter Shine), joined YWAM Kona in 2007. After His Discipleship Traing School in Kona, He staffed in IK (Internationa Korean)DTS 2007-2008, CROWN(Christ Revealed On the World Network) 2009-2012, and North East Asia DTS as a Leadership 2013-2015. He led various outreaches to Eastern Asia. He led the first Korean and English Word By Herat School in 2016.


Eliot Lee

Eliot Lee

Paul Childers

Paul Childers is co-founder of Word By Heart. He lives with his wife Susi and 3 children in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Paul originally comes from New Zealand. He has always been passionate for the Word of God and has performed whole books of the Bible at a young age. Recently he has learned much from Word by Heart Co-founder Bruce Kuhn and presents the Word with warmth and a personal connection.

Paul has also founded A Voice for the Voiceless <> (media oriented advocacy organization) and has had a long career with YWAM (Youth With A Mission). He is on the executive team of the University of the Nations in Kailua-Kona and has visited over 75 countries with his work.


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