March 2012: Music Music Music

“”Wotcher! Awright?” is a greeting you might receive from someone born within the sound of Bow Bells in London. These are Cockneys, and they have a fascinating history going back at least to Chaucer. Interested? Google ‘Cockney’ then look at the Wikipedia page..  is brought to you by a few folks at YWAM Associates International, …

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February 2012: Home Sweet Home

“Bonjour, comment ça va?” roughly translated meaning,   “G’day mate, how’re ya goin’?” which of course is Aussie-talk.  is brought to you by the folks at YWAM Associates International, and is written and designed for your pleasure, strengthening, encouragement and comfort; enjoy! Home Sweet Home A couple of weeks ago, just before leaving Singapore, a friend …

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January 2012: Firsts – An Upsidedown Bucket List

“PIE-vah!” or “Hello!” from the home of Angry Birds, mobile phones, wintry-dips-in-icy-lakes . . . and lots of kind and warm people who call themselves Finns.  is brought to you by the folks at YWAM Associates International, and is written and designed for your strengthening, encouragement and comfort; and we hope, for your pleasure. Firsts …

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December 2011: JOY.

Donna & I & bring Christmas Greetings from Polynesian Islands we have had the privilege of ministering in . . . Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian) Meri Kirihimete (Maori, NZ) Ia manuia le Kerisimasi (Samoan) Kilisimasi Fiefia (Tongan) Kia orana e kia manuia rava i teia Kiritime (Cooks Islander) Hope you don’t mind, but we’re really going …

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November 2011: Proud Pride & I’m so Humble Pride .

Halo Mafren! is our warm Solomon Islands ‘pijin’ greeting to you this month. What a nice affectionate feeling it has! Kona in February!          Proud Pride & I’m-So-Humble Pride Early on in life I learned never to say (or even think!) that I’m gifted at this or talented at that, because that would be pride—or …

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October 2011: Jesus & the Women He Touched . . .

“Ciao!”—and for good measure—“Buon Giorno!” the greeting you’d receive in Italy. Ahhh Italy, such a romantic place (pun intended).  is DNA-ish of Youth With A Mission and is brought to you by the folks at YWAM Associates International. It is for all who know us and still love us (to know us is to love …

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September 2011: Letter From Home

“Have you eaten?” is often the “Hi-how-are-you?” greeting in Singapore, and your polite answer would be, “Yes I have, thanks.” It is said that Singapore is the world’s capital for seafood (every time you see food, you eat). This tiny (20×14 miles) island/city/nation, with a population of 5,000,000, is to most people, one great big …

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July 2011: Foxhole Buddies

“Cka po bë?” is how you say , “What’s up?”  in Kosova (at three years old on Feb 17, one of the world’s newest nations).   eTouch is an unmushy loveletter, something to spice up your day with encouragement, challenge and we hope, with the flavor of the Fruit of the Spirit. Even though eTouch is a …

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June 2011: The Horrible Parable

“Sup bro” (or sis) – is our South African hello this month, to which you might answer, “What say, what say.” eTouch is a cybric loveletter, something to spice up your day with encouragement, challenge and hope . . . with the flavor of the Fruit of the Spirit. Even though eTouch is a YWAM-y thing, …

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May 2011: Honoring . . . A Lost Art, Or A Lost Grace?

“Ow de body?” is Sierra Leone’s greeting this month, and to which your reply could be, “De body fine.” eTouch is a loveletter, an encouragement to you through words—and a few pictures—that have the flavor of the Fruit of the Spirit. Though eTouch is intended for those who have served—or are serving—with YWAM, all are welcome. …

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