Blog Archive


Advent 1: Peace – Rusty Foerger

December 1, 2016

Comfort Comes in Person Recently Ali, the father of the Syrian family we sponsored, found out that there was another explosion in his hometown of Aleppo. Sadly, this isn’t news …


Advent 1: Peace – Claire Black

November 30, 2016

There was a time in my life when everything felt like the exact opposite of peace: distress, anguish, despair, anxiety, worry, and catastrophe. There were moments when the weight I …


Advent 1: Peace – Omar Reyes

November 29, 2016

At the time of this writing, Aleppo, Syria has endured six straight days of bombing. With the death toll reaching 300, not including those who’ve been maimed and traumatized, I …


Advent 1: Peace – Neil Kaarsemaker

November 28, 2016

We often describe life as a journey. Probably best described as a series of journeys. With most journeys, there are way stations and milestones along the way that demarcate the …


Needs of Our Refugee Family

June 2, 2016

We have re-inventoried everything we have received thus far for our Syrian refugee family, and still need the following items.  If you are able to contribute any of the these …


The Potter’s Place

On Thursday we visited Potter’s Place Mission, which was started with and is still operated by Deborah, an incredible Korean lady. She explained to our group that God called her …


Impacting Vancouver

Today we took part in Impact Vancouver. What is that you might ask? Well, Impact Vancover is a YWAM activity where we could do anything we wanted that we thought …


The Chili Man

On Tuesday we met Gordie, who has run the ‘Chili Wagon’ off Commercial Drive for 18 years now. Gordie is probably one of the most passionate people I have ever …


Monday – Temple Tour!

Today was a day I know we were all looking forward to; the temple tour.  We had the privilege of visiting three different world religion’s places of worship, in order …


Sunday is a Fun-day!

Well as I had said in my last post, YWAM had planned a relaxing weekend for us and Sunday was no different. We had a very full day here in …


Saturday – Hike to it!

This weekend YWAM has planned fun activities to show us more of Vancouver’s scenery and help us to rest up for the coming week. Today we took a “nature walk” …


Friday – Our changing hearts!

It’s Friday, Rebecca Black would be thrilled. Today has had its fair share of interesting events and was just overall a hilarious day spent together. In all our incompatibilities, somehow …