Sarah had a disability and it took a lot of faith for her to choose to go; it took equal faith for her mom and dad to release her to go too. Part of the reason Sarah studied OT was because she had a therapist who helped her through her own disability. She learned a lot that summer, mostly that God would help her and she could do it.
Stefan and Andrea Hall’s YWAM internship team was comprised mostly of Asian students from Ivy League universities. The team of premed and nursing students were shocked to see the remnants of the slave trade still visible today at the castles, some of which had been built nearly 500 years ago.
I met Allan Carrington at a YWAM conference on the Amazon in 1993. He has ministered at the Olympic Games in Atlanta and Sydney. His story takes us on an adventure from Australia to Kona, Hawaii, to Texas, Paraguay, Brazil, Indonesia, China, Ukraine, and Slovenia. His story of following Jesus into the sphere of education and media will inspire you and challenge you to consider new ways to learn and perhaps challenge you to pursue God’s dream to make disciples of all nations.
In September 1993, I was in Manaus, Brazil at an international missions conference. One night the lights went out. As we waited for power to return, the Brazilians pulled out their flashlights and guitars. Singing and dancing ensued and I was caught up in it. Exhausted I sat down next to a tall skinny man in tattered overalls and a long beard. I learned that man was not homeless; he was Dr. Henry Kirby, a YWAM medical missionary from South Africa. He worked in a medical boat on the Amazon. That same boat sunk with one of our student internship teams the following summer.