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Why We Changed our Name to YWAM Furnace NZ

Posted on Sep 14, 2018, in the categories: Announcements, Campus Life, Prayer Room

Name changes seemed to be everywhere. Abram became Abraham, Jacob became Israel, even Saul to Paul. We heard of churches renaming themselves, even other YWAM locations. But could it really happen to us? Could there be a name that captured our story, in all its twists and turns? And how did we even become the…

For Those Waiting for Healing & Breakthrough

Posted on Sep 7, 2018, in the categories: Campus Life, Testimony

My last year and a half has been full of digestive issues, different diets, trial and error, medications, doctors, confusion, financial struggle—not to mention vocal issues, and not being able to sing. At some points it felt like I was a slave to my health problems. But throughout it all, somehow I hung onto God’s…

When I Found Courage at the Edge of a Waterfall

Posted on Aug 31, 2018, in the categories: Discipleship Training Schools

About four months ago, before I moved back to Tauranga, I asked God what he was wanting to teach me about in this next season. A key thing He said was vulnerability. Honestly, I didn’t really know what vulnerability even was and seeing it as a good thing was weird to me. The dictionary definition…

How I Crossed the Pacific in a Yacht

Posted on Jul 20, 2018, in the categories: Outreaches, Post-DTS, Yachts for Life

It was May when I found the website for Yachts for Life. I was fresh out of my DTS (Discipleship Training School), and God had been planting ideas in me about using boats in missions. I’d never sailed before, but I was willing to give it a try. I’d never sailed before, but I was…