Happy Easter

Easter is always a time to remind us of why I am serving as a full-time volunteer with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) with the Circle 18 team.

Easter Cross in the Egg

Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day. (1 Corinthians 15:3-5)

Having been in full-time volunteer missions for 17-years I am often challenged about what I am doing, and why I am doing it. Easter, more than any other time of the year, is a good reminder of why we do what do as Christ’s final command on earth to His followers was:

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

During Easter we remember Christ, His gift to us, and His command to go into all the world …

Missionary Coach ShowToday on episode 1 of The Missionary Coach Show we’ll be talking about overcoming the impostor syndrome.

David Jackson from Feeding My Faith and the School of Podcasting often talks about the need for us to overcome the “Impostor Syndrome”. While he is referring to the need to do it to begin a podcast, we need to overcome the impostor syndrome to step out in our walk with God

Have you ever been labelled as any of the following:

  • Fake
  • Fraud
  • Failure
  • Hypocrite

If so, you need to cast those thoughts aside, and instead, commit yourself to God, and what He has called you to do

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For the last four years I have been working with some YWAM team members that I have never actually met. Thankfully that is set to finally change this week …

Boundless - What Global Expressions of Faith Teach Us about Following Jesus - Bryan BishopBryan Bishop, the person who oversees my projects with YWAM Global Communications, is visiting for three days. He is from Colorado Springs, USA, and is flying in from a large YWAM conference that just finished in Townsville. It is the first time that I will have met him in person, and I’m looking forward to what God has for us during this time …

In addition to working with YWAM Global Communications, Bryan is also a published author. I am currently reading his latest book, Boundless: What Global Expressions of Faith Teach Us about Following Jesus. It’s a compelling account of what Bryan has discovered during his travels around the world, researching how other cultures experience Jesus outside of traditional Western Christianity.

I’ve been personally inspired by some of the stories of how hidden movements of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, and others follow and express their faith in Jesus. Some of the expressions are so different from what we experience in “Western Christianity”, and yet they still display a deep, authentic, and enthusiastic faith in Jesus Christ.

Boundless tells us some compelling ways that faith and spirituality can be expressed in ways that are more relevant and applicable to everyday life and relationships. Although the book focuses on “non-traditional” expressions of faith, there is still much that can be applied to our own faith.

I would like to ask for your prayers this week that our meetings would be fruitful and beneficial to the ministry that God us involved with …

The Missionary Coach Show

Missionary Coach Show

A year ago my personal podcast had been downloaded in 29 different countries, and that’s has only grown since then. I announced a change of name from “The Accidental Missionary Podcast” to “The Missionary Coach Show” in my last show, but have not released an episode since.

September 30 is “International Podcast Day“, and I will be relaunching my podcast on that day. I hope you can take the time to check it out ….

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For the last few years my children have been listening to the same few podcasts. We found our favourites back in 2010, and have sticking with them ever since.

Paws and Tales PodcastBack in 2010 we were listening or watching five different podcasts:

  1. Paws and Tails
  2. Kids Corner
  3. The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast
  4. Karen and Kids
  5. Sesame Street Podcast (video)

Kids Corner PodcastAfter five years I thought that it would be worth looking around at what else might be out there for our kids to listen to during our car rides, or around the house…

Despite spending a long time looking, I could find nothing new that was worth listening to! This was definitely disappointing as both Kids Corner and Paws and Tales are both running reruns of their older shows, and The Official Adventures in Odyssey Podcast only releases a few free episodes a yeaAdventures in Odyssey Podcastr.

Both our oldest and our middle child have outgrown Karen and Kids and the Sesame Street Podcast, so we have stopped listening to both of those shows. It is worth noting though that both of those appear to still be producing new episodes for their podcasts.

Despite having no luck in finding new podcasts for our children to listen in 2015 I have found that the public library is a fantastic resource for audio books and programming for our kids. Through a program called OverDrive we can access all sorts of great content to listen to.


Recently we listened to the first two books of the classic Anne of Green Gables series, and our kids love the Boxcar Children series.

So between our three preferred podcasts, and the audio books available from our public library, we have done pretty well getting good, quality content for our kids to listen to.

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