All posts tagged New Zealand

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…

Healing in More Ways Than One

Posted on June 16, 2017 at 11:12am by Marine Reach No Comment
Healing in More Ways Than One

Outreach Testimony On my fifth week of outreach in Vanuatu, my team and I had the opportunity of running a medical clinic alongside one of the other medical teams and the ship’s doctor. The island we went to, Hiu, is the most northern island of the country and was hit extremely hard by the hurricane…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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…

We Who Enter That Rest

Posted on April 3, 2016 at 10:20am by Daniel Lim No Comment
We Who Enter That Rest

“‘Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts,’ … there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his. Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by that same…

Consumed by the Flames of Glory, Himself

Posted on March 16, 2016 at 5:43pm by Daniel Lim No Comment
Consumed by the Flames of Glory, Himself

In photo: Shmuel Stadtlander The afternoon sun drenches Gideon’s Valley in cloths of light and gentle shade; there are precious days when the sun sits just above the waterfall and reveal near-whimsical waters that shimmer like a crystalline kaleidoscope. Walking along the shin-high waters upon a algae-smoothed rock shelf, all at the top of the waterfall,…

We Died & Came Back to Life

Posted on March 11, 2016 at 9:04pm by Daniel Lim No Comment
We Died & Came Back to Life

Photo Credit: Kelly Edser. In photo (L to R): Cheyne Hosking, Becca Benson, and Kristi Hunka. Danny Lim died last week in the beach waters of Tauranga, NZ. Danny took to his grave the following: his name, all of his rights to fulfill the tenets of his socially-constructed American Dream, all of his entitlements to…

GOD: the Lion or the Lamb?

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 8:53pm by Daniel Lim No Comment
GOD: the Lion or the Lamb?

This week’s blogpost author: Amanda Stevens. Photo Credit: Adrian Young. What is God’s character? What is in His nature? “What about you? Who do you say I am?” Jesus poses this question in Matthew chapter 16. Femi Oni from the UK flew over to teach us about the nature and character of God. The Bible…

“On Earth as it is in Heaven”

Posted on February 18, 2016 at 3:04pm by Daniel Lim No Comment
“On Earth as it is in Heaven”

Photo Credit: Emilia Isaksson Whether you’ve perchance meandered to this page or wondering how your beloved is doing here in Tauranga, New Zealand, kia ora! Welcome! I’m Daniel Lim and  am currently a member of the YWAM Discipleship Training School body; we currently represent approximately 18 different nations (including Sweden, Germany, Brazil, the Philippines, Canada, the…