Iâ€™m still a little jetlagged as I just returned from Chiang Mai, Thailand, where I was doing preliminary work for an upcoming YWAM school and attending the Asia/Pacific YWAM Staff Conference and the University of the Nations (also YWAM) Workshop. It was an action-packed two weeks and I came back encouraged and inspired. I continue to be astounded at the breadth of opportunities that YWAM has to offer. This was my first trip to Asia and definitely my first exposure to the work of YWAM in Southeast Asia. I had such a good time connecting with people who are working in the region, particularly Cambodia, Laos, Singapore and Malaysia. There were even people from Mongolia there who told some incredible stories of what God is doing in their country.
The ministry I work with in Harpenden, a band called Onehundredhours, primarily focuses on young people in the UK, Europe and N. America. This trip was a fantastic opportunity to see a bit of the broader picture in YWAM and to connect with people who have the same heart and same vision, to see every tribe and tongue worshipping Jesus, but are called to totally different ministry expressions in countries far away from my own. After hearing the stories of so many people doing activities as diverse as teaching English, developing clean water systems, reaching out to university students, and running a company employing landmine disabled victims, I truly believe the sky is the limit in what can be done in YWAM. If you have a vision and a passion for the lost, YWAM is a great place to dream with God and see where Heâ€™ll lead. For me, one stop on that journey was Thailand. Where will God lead you?