17 Nov The Privilege of Living as a Community

There are several reasons to live with someone. One of the biggest reasons is the house rental fee. It costs a lot of money, so if you find a housemate your house fee is lower than what you expect. But that is not the ONLY benefit. Living as a community has many advantages. First of all, you can learn from each other. You can discover good things that they have you don't. You can also help others if you are able. It builds our lives up together.
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10 Nov And this house shall be called a house of prayer

The Lord is good. What an awesome God we have that He has made a way for prayer to be a blessing, a joy and a treasure! And all that beyond the fact that it is the way to get closest to His heart and closest to Himself! He has issued us an invitation to seek Him and to find Him and we are moving into part of what that looks like as we pursue building the altar of worship by establishing a prayer room at our base!  It has been an exciting time of exploring what that means and looks like for us!  One of the best parts for me has been seeing the way that the Lord is responding to the hearts of those who are stepping out to lead in the prayer room!  He is calling so many different things up and out of them, bringing up passions and and dreams they hadn't realized they carried!  He is not only focused on getting our worship or our prayer but He loves to see us released into who we are in the process!
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03 Nov Sakura Season (Cherry Blossom)

One of my favorite seasons in Japan is spring. Why? I am from a tropical weather country (El Salvador) and I lo……..ve it.  In Japan the weather starts to warm up and the flowers and trees start to blossom.  Early March the temperatures are around 10 °C (50° F) with warmer weather in the 20 °C (67 °F) range. Sakura season (Cherry Blossom). Beautiful trees with pink and round-shaped flowers with different peak and full bloom dates for around one week. The blossoms are said to be the most beautiful in the final stage as the white and pink petals gently float to the ground. 
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20 Oct Preparing the Way

I feel challenged when I read about John the Baptist. This was a very radical man, whose speaking shook and challenged the people. His birth was prophesied (Luke 1:8-17), and his role given before he was born! This was a man that religious leaders of the day surely would have raised up, trained, and invited to speak in the temple. He would have been a great teacher; he was anointed by the Lord to preach. But that didn't happen. He spent his time in the wilderness. He was a man on fire for God.
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06 Oct Faithful

I remembered something the other day. Something that had God all over it. The testimony I share today isn't new, but the revealing of it is. Cryptic? I shall start by sharing about a previous story, then we'll go back over how great God is. Sound good? I thought so.
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17 Sep He Will Not Wrest

Imagine one of several incoming analogies. The first, a calm seafloor abruptly and violently dredged up by an anchor of a ship far above. Next, a whirlwind of the many possible outcomes and decisions one man could make in a single second or over a lifetime. Finally, the simple bowl of Japanese miso soup. When it is allowed to stand still, the ingredients settle and the soup itself is a bit less opaque. But when you stir that soup up, the miso in the bowl springs to movement and life, making the once peaceful surface a cloudy murkiness, with the tofu, seaweed, and onions going every which way. Even analogies and mental ascent have its limitations. Mere knowledge is not what saves you, the work of Christ is what saves.
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08 Jun Trains

I have been a staff with YWAM Tokyo for the last three months. Tokyo is a very odd place. So instead of being super spiritual I have decided to write a blog post on the main source of transportation, trains, as well as a few key notes on being in the stations.

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18 May MY PRECIOUS

Hello I am Lindsey Hollands, one of the many amazing staff of YWAM TOKYO JAPAN. I was born and raised in Japan pretty much all my life and so I am a missionary in my own country and that is SO appropriate, AMEN! Because I am born and raised in Japan and have a massive heart for revival to come, I am always blessed to see
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