On Monday Canada celebrated Thanksgiving. For my family in Calgary that meant getting together for a traditional turkey feast and lots of family fun.

Thanksgiving was celebrated for the first time in Canada in 1578, 41-years before our American neighbours to the South. When it was declared an official holiday in Canada it was proclaimed as:

A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed …

It has reminded me of how important it is for us to be thankful, and to be constantly giving thanks to God, not just on days like Thanksgiving, but every day.

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; His love endures forever. Psalm 107:1

So, what are you thankful for?


I had a really good visit with Bryan Bishop last month.

We went over many different projects and items that are happening in Youth With A Mission around the world, and different ways that we can support them with the YWAM Global Communications Team. It has got me excited for what’s coming up!

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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In over 16 years of ministry we have worked to reach and serve all of those that God has placed in our path. The last three years have had us serving primarily online from Adelaide, Australia, where we have been able to see some exciting things come to fruition …

What Has Been Happening?

About a year ago I was able to tell you that we had delivered over 100,000 different audio programs around the world. Well, since then we have been able to deliver over another 59,000 programs! The programs include global missions news, as well as teaching from our Youth With A Mission (YWAM) staff and family.

There have been some great teaching, and exciting stories that we have been able to tell to the world. One big story that we were able to share recently involved one of our YWAM missionaries meeting an ISIS fighter in the Middle East! Their meeting, along with a family update, is explained in this video …

Some of the feedback that we have received about our ministry include messages like this:

Sound, biblical teaching under-girds these inspirational messages on the Great Commission.

and

I’m so glad for this podcast! It is important for me to hear about the spreading of the Gospel and a great encouragement. Thank you for the good work!

We continue to be encouraged that we are able to reach and influence so many people around the world.

Will You Partner Financially With Us?

All of us in Youth With A Mission are full-time volunteers, required to raise our own financial support to meet our needs. For most of our time in missions we have been surviving and just scraping by financially. It has been a constant struggle for us, and one that is being highlighted to us as something we need to address.

To meet our financial needs and responsibilities moving forward we are needing to raise an additional $2400 per month. Would you consider taking one of the following slots to help us meet this goal?

  • 4 people at $250.00 per month
  • 8 people at $100.00 per month
  • 12 people at $50.00 per month

You can find out how to partner with me monthly, and how to make a one of donation towards our ongoing expenses, on my donation page.

Will You Pray for Us?

Our family would greatly appreciate your prayer for our health and finances. At the moment our various health problems feel very all-consuming at times, and we would greatly appreciate your prayer for every member of our family.

Thank You

Help us to continue to distribute God’s message around the globe. Help us to continue to serve the nations through the use of online technology. Help us to mobilise and equip God’s workers into ministry….

Thank you …