April 2011: Here & Now like Then & There

Kuhreestos harryav ee merrelotz! “Christ is risen from the dead” ~ an Armenian Easter Greeting to you. eTouch is a loveletter to all who read it. Our intention is to be an encouragement to you by means of words and pictures that reflect the fruit of the Spirit. Though originally intended for those who have served—or …

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March 2011: Behind The Veil

“Sawaddee!” is once again our greeting, this time from Myanmar (formerly Burma), and the actual meaning is, “Where are you going?” Good question. This edition is somewhat “Jordan-family-oriented.” You may be forgiven if you skip these stories about our tribe – but quite frankly, this is the only family we have! And so far, we …

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February 2011 Surpise Reprise

(Pozdravi) – or Tung, Serbian and Albanian greetings . . . both being languages of Kosova, the three-year old country which is one of the six nations carved out of the old Yugoslavia. In this month’s  loveletter, Mark Herringshaw, who we introduced last month, is our guest columnist. After 25 years of pastoral ministry, Mark …

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January 2011: The Road Less Littered

“Sawadee” is the gracious greeting from Thailand that we extend to you. So, here comes this month’s loveletter . . . and we begin with a wonderful welcome to some new faces. Mark & Jill Herringshaw are re-joining YWAM full time as Coordinators for YWAM Associates North America. For many years they pastored in Minneapolis/St …

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December 2010: They’reAlways Around/Honor

“Glória a Deus nas alturas!” Sort of, “Wow God!” (Actually, it means “Glory to God in the highest!”) This was part of the message delivered in Angelspeak to a bunch of shepherds near Bethlehem. We like to think that  is a love letter rather than a newsletter (you won’t find much news, but love is …

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November 2010: The Last Thing I’d Ever Do

Oi gente! Tudo bom?”That’s Portuguese for, “Hey guys, how’s it going?” eTouch is written mainly for the 4 to 5 million-strong family of former YWAMers ~ plus all of our many friends who love and support the mission. Following is a little taste of the exposé that you’ve been waiting for, the book that names …

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Help Me God, I’m All By Myself

Help Me God, I’m All By Myself By Jeff Herringshaw I’m an introvert. And unlike some of my extroverted friends and family, I can handle being alone for extended periods of time quite well. In fact, I look for and sometimes long for more times to just be a hermit. A five-day personal retreat with …

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Costa Rica UofN Report: JoEllyn Wright

Costa Rica UofN Report: JoEllyn Wright God has really been speaking to us as a Mission and there have been some significant shifts because of it.  You will rejoice to hear that one major shift was a corporate revelation that EVERY believer is a missionary, sent by God into his or her specific sphere of …

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One Little Vowel – A Love Story From Africa

“One Little Vowel” A Love Story from Africa (from Wycliffe Bible Translators) Translator Lee Bramlett was confident that God had left His mark on the Hdi culture somewhere, but though he searched, he could not find it. Where was the footprint of God in the history or daily life of these Cameroonian people? What clue …

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Dannie Hawley’s ‘Double Call’ testimony:

In 1989, I served for several months at a Christian Rehab center in North Carolina. The kids in the program had come to Christ but needed help getting over addictions of all kinds. One week, they tried to figure out the best way to fight a spiritual battle. Praying for hours, fasting and prayer, or …

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