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Building Relationships with the Lost

Posted on March 3, 2017 at 12:11pm by Marine Reach No Comment

Our October DTS is back from their outreaches! This quarter we sent our Kingdom Come DTS to India, Pilgrimage DTS to Vanuatu and Nepal and Justice Movement DTS to Vanuatu. Here are a few stories about how God has been moving in the nations through relationship. Meghan, Kingdom Come DTS in India: I came into…

God’s Provision

Posted on February 20, 2017 at 11:58am by Marine Reach No Comment
God’s Provision

What does provision mean to you? Just as fingerprints are unique and vastly diverse – I believe that God’s provision looks different for everyone. For some it might be in the form of finances for a missions trip or car. For others it might mean bringing a friend to them when they feel utterly alone…

The Power of a Testimony

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 11:36am by Marine Reach No Comment
The Power of a Testimony

Our stories are the secrets of who we are. They are beneath the normal level of conversation, buried deep within ourselves. In the first week of DTS, we are encouraged to share our life stories – the joys, pains, deep wounds, nothing left out. Not in smaller groups, not in gender mixed groups but everyone…

Real Prayers get Real Answers

Posted on February 1, 2017 at 10:36am by Marine Reach No Comment
Real Prayers get Real Answers

Real prayers get real answers. God always answers our prayers. Whether we realise it or not He hears them and acts on them, however, often His answer is something we are not always expecting. For quite sometime now my prayers have been prayers of asking God to take me deeper into his heart, to grow…

New Years Update!

Posted on January 12, 2017 at 12:26pm by Marine Reach No Comment
New Years Update!

  As the lecture phase of the October DTS comes to a close, we are excited to be commissioning our four outreach teams to the nations of Vanuatu, Nepal, and India. All week the teams have been preparing skits and songs for ministry and evangelism around the world. We are so proud, and amazed at…

Not Just Dust

Posted on December 30, 2016 at 3:37pm by Marine Reach No Comment
Not Just Dust

I had been praying for revelation. Why had so many others had these huge encounters with God and I was still feeling stuck, motionless, at an impasse with my relationship with God? Was I not hungry enough? Was I not pure in heart? All of these questions began a cycle of doubt. I used to…

Changing our perspective

Posted on December 23, 2016 at 10:54am by Marine Reach No Comment
Changing our perspective

Everything changes. There is not one thing that isn’t affected by change on this earth. The weather changes, people change, seasons change, circumstances change, attitudes change, everything changes. The only thing in the entire universe that doesn’t change is God. We always hear that God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, but do we…

Walking in circles

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 10:50am by Marine Reach No Comment
Walking in circles

Joshua, a very influential leader of Gods people into the promised land, took command after Moses’ death. The Lord said to Joshua, “every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses.” God commanded him to BE strong and courageous, because He would…

Prepare The Way

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 11:20am by Marine Reach No Comment
Prepare The Way

During a recent outreach, Medical Compassion team 2 had the opportunity to go to the Island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu. The name of the island translated from Spanish is Holy Spirit. When Captain Pedro Fernandes de Quiros discovered Vanuatu and landed on the island, he claimed it in the name of Jesus Christ. The…

Outreach Victories!

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 3:15pm by Marine Reach No Comment
Outreach Victories!

Last Thursday night was a night set aside to celebrate the graduation of our thirty-five, July 2016 DTS students.  We heard amazing stories as the students who had spent 12 weeks building and investing in their own relationship with God, were teaching and witnessing to others how to take religion and replace it with relationship….

Spoken Truth

Posted on November 25, 2016 at 9:57am by Marine Reach No Comment
Spoken Truth

This spoken truth is a revelation a recent student had on his DTS. In Romans 8:5, it says “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit” One of the…

Restoring Perspective

Posted on November 18, 2016 at 2:09pm by Marine Reach No Comment
Restoring Perspective

  At 2 years old my Mum and I moved in with my new step-Dad.  He lived on a dairy farm 10 minutes outside of a small farming town in rural New Zealand.  The farm became my life.   Up to work before dawn and home after dark, I didn’t see my Dad much. Someone…

Four Reasons Why I Love Living in Community!

Posted on November 11, 2016 at 5:28pm by Marine Reach No Comment
Four Reasons Why I Love Living in Community!

Out of all of the places I could be in the world as a 21 year old Aussie, I found God asking me to live and serve at this YWAM base in Tauranga, New Zealand. I grew up as a somewhat normal child in suburbia- going to high school with plans of heading to University…

Endless Hunger – A Poem

Posted on November 4, 2016 at 1:50pm by Media Team No Comment
Endless Hunger – A Poem

My weary, dry bones cry out for your covering, For the life they in their own power could never birth. Flesh on my bones, Breath in my lungs, My exhale a cry for more, My inhale a suffocated man’s freedom. Wrap yourself around me as a covering, As a tunic pure as snow for me,…

October 2016 DTS begins!

Posted on October 28, 2016 at 2:09pm by Marine Reach No Comment
October 2016 DTS begins!

We’ve just begun our October DTS here at Marine Reach in Tauranga New Zealand! We have 9 different nationalities represented in this group with young people coming from USA, Canada, Malaysia, Finland, Germany and more! It’s been amazing to watch everyone experience New Zealand for the first time as well as seeing what beautiful pieces…

Humility

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 11:30am by Danielle Kirkwood No Comment
Humility

Proverbs 22:4 “Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.” Pride is a sneaky thing. When I was confronted with the fact that I had some seriously deep-rooted habits and mindsets of pride during my first week of the lecture phase, I decided to attack it head on…

We’re going to Hollywood!

Posted on October 3, 2016 at 11:27am by Marine Reach No Comment
We’re going to Hollywood!

  Hey everyone, Emily here! I lead the Prayer & Passion DTS here at Marine Reach and we are only about two weeks away from hopping on a plane bound for Los Angeles, California! My team and I are SO excited to be heading to Hollywood for seven weeks! As the rest of the DTS…

Ministry Update!

Posted on September 23, 2016 at 3:27pm by Karen Keiser No Comment
Ministry Update!

We’re almost at Outreach phase for our July 2016 DTS. With two weeks left of lecture phase and then our DTS will split into seven teams that are getting ready to conquer Vanuatu and Hollywood! Over the last few weeks, we’ve had several diverse topics such as Identity and Calling, Relationships and Freedom and Deliverance….

Island Night Extravaganza

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 12:36pm by Karen Keiser No Comment
Island Night Extravaganza

Since it’s conception YWAM Marine Reach has had a heart to love the nations and the people groups of the Pacific. Over the past 25 years, through God’s favour – we have been able to travel to and minister to thousands of locals in Tonga, Fiji, Samoa and Vanuatu who have in turn blessed us…

Becoming a Family

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 4:18pm by Marine Reach No Comment
Becoming a Family

Night has fallen on Mount Maunganui. As I gaze down upon the warm glow of distant streetlights, I am captivated by the mysterious emptiness of the ocean below, and I reflect on the greatness of God and His powerful stirring in the lives of the young believers across New Zealand. The Marine Reach July DTS has been active…