Oh, What a Year!

Oh, What a Year!

Forest fires rage in the West. Hurricanes batter Texas, Florida and the Carribean. Earthquakes shake cities. Nuclear war threatens nations worldwide. Economic, social and hot-button political issues stymie our government. Life is challenging to say the least!

Gratefully, God is neither surprised nor daunted by the seemingly endless outpouring of doom and gloom. Instead, He reminds those of us who are willing to take time to watch, listen and walk with Him to see glimmers of hope wherever we choose to look. “This is what the Lord says: ‘Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it’” (Jeremiah 6:16).

Are you still standing and asking but not moving—yet?

Then let MBI help you get moving to where the Lord may want you to be!

Whether you serve alongside MBI team members in places like South Africa, Tanzania or Russia or take yourself to some of the 1200 operating locations where Youth With A Mission currently resides, there’s rest for your soul in serving others!

This past year, we’ve reported on developments with our new database, developed by MBI team member, Greg Griffin, and the way it would revolutionize your ability to quickly and easily volunteer at YWAM locations of your choice—all online. While there have been a few bumps in the road and a few bugs to work out (which early users helped us overcome with patience and understanding), we’re pleased to invite you to come walk with us!  If you tried it earlier and found it challenging, we invite you to please try again.

John Briggs YWAM Mission Builders InternationalJoin us, walk with us, and watch what God is doing in the lives we’re privileged to serve. There’s rest to be found along with plenty of work to do.

Have a blessed Fall season,

John Briggs






  1. Excellent update as always. George Spear and several Baptists from local Tucson,AZ church where George and Sue attend have taken Georges RV to Texas to do storm relief with S. Baptist storm teams. they worked a week in Houston and now in Beaumont, TX at Baptist church, then back for another project in Houston area. they will be back home in Tucson after a long 3 week mission trip. Imagine a Catholic brother leading a team of Baptists, thank you Jesus!

  2. Hi all
    Terry and I are still in Olympia, Washington, at the YWAM Faith Harvest Helpers home base working hard to get it up and running. We are still in the permit stage so we are doing a lot of repair work.
    God is still in control and all in his timing.
    By for now Rod and Terry Stevens

    • Thanks for checking in Rod and Terry. We appreciate the updates on all that you are accomplishing over there. God is good!


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