All posts tagged Jesus

Conflict or Harmony?

Posted on June 30, 2017 at 10:12am by Marine Reach No Comment
Conflict or Harmony?

Conflict or Harmony? Throughout the Bible, we learn that God has many different names. Often we look at each one individually, but what if we were to look at them together as a whole? What if the seemingly opposing attributes of God were not in conflict, but were actually in harmony with each other? It would…

Forgiveness: An Open Door for Jesus to Heal

Posted on June 23, 2017 at 11:08am by Marine Reach No Comment
Forgiveness: An Open Door for Jesus to Heal

Outreach Testimony! On my team’s first day of outreach in Vanuatu, we heard about something called the healing waters, which were an area of water blessed by the Holy Spirit. People from every island of Vanuatu were coming with the expectation of being healed. When we arrived, we found over 250 people sitting in pools…

God’s Perfect Timing

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 12:07pm by Marine Reach No Comment
God’s Perfect Timing

Outreach Testimony During the last week of ministry in Vanuatu, we decided to do a treasure hunt. We prayed about what or who God wanted us to pray for and I really felt like he was saying there would be a pregnant woman somewhere along the way. I kept pressing in and asking Him where…

The Essence of Prayer

Posted on May 22, 2017 at 11:48am by Marine Reach No Comment
The Essence of Prayer

We all know prayer is important to a healthy Christian life, but how often do we find that prayer is probably the one thing we have the hardest time consistently engaging? For me, prayer was one thing I did when I ate and right before I went to bed. Religiously I would pray at these…

The journey is more important than the end result

Posted on May 12, 2017 at 2:14pm by Marine Reach No Comment
The journey is more important than the end result

I found myself joining staff here at YWAM Marine Reach because I felt God calling me to a life surrendered to Him and doing His work among the nations. My time on DTS was truly radical – it felt like God opened my eyes to what a life living in intimacy with Him actually looked…

An exciting new season!

Posted on May 5, 2017 at 3:16pm by Marine Reach No Comment
An exciting new season!

Take a few minutes to grab a coffee or a cup of tea, we would love to update you on what God has been doing here in New Zealand at YWAM Marine Reach. Welcome to our April Quarter! The past few Aprils, we’ve been able to utilise the time to be able to rest and…

The Tabernacle; a Place or a People?

Posted on April 28, 2017 at 11:22am by Marine Reach No Comment
The Tabernacle; a Place or a People?

“The LORD would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. Then Moses would return to the camp, but his young aide Joshua son of Nun did not leave the tent.” Exodus 33:11. What would it have been like to talk with God face to face? The Bible leaves out the…

The Art of Godly Stillness

Posted on April 3, 2017 at 12:37pm by Marine Reach No Comment
The Art of Godly Stillness

It seems like no matter where I go or what I do, there’s always an expectation. Do something. Anything. It doesn’t really matter what, but whatever you do, don’t remain still, lest you be caught lazy or weak. Have you ever noticed how awkwardly we view silence in a conversation. And wandering in the quiet, alone,…

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…

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….

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…

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…