Blog Template Theology of the Body: Youth With A Mission

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Youth With A Mission

I ventured out on Sunday night to the local Youth With a Mission ("YWAM") base in Tyler, Texas, for their weekly Family Night service. Hello, refreshment. This week marks the tenth anniversary of the year I spent in YWAM's Discipleship Training School and School of Intercession, plus several months living with their missionaries in Romania, after my graduation from high school. It was an unspeakable blessing to return to their beautiful campus for the first time in a decade, to worship with their vibrant kids, and to hear about their recent projects: namely, the construction of a "24/7" prayer chapel at the center of the campus for ongoing prayer at any time of the day or night. I love the way YWAMers express themselves: "The Supreme Court is taking on a dozen new cases this week... everyone get really quiet and ask what God wants you to do about it." At every turn, there is work to do for our King, and YWAMers always want to be in it; but what I love most is that they mainly just want to BE with their King.

Learn more about YWAM here, or find your own local base where you can show up for a shot in the arm at a Sunday night worship service.