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Converge Stories Podcast

Welcome to YWAM Converge where we know that everyone has a calling; following the crowd will not get you there, and a missional internship is the best way to discover your purpose. Hear testimonies of students, missional leaders, and donors engaged in sending a new generation of missionaries. YWAM Converge is part of Youth With A Mission, an international, multi-denominational movement of people who follow Jesus and want to know God and make him known.

Jun 24, 2019

I have some sad news. Yesterday morning I received a call from my bother in law, Rick Allegretto. He told me Ed Sinke died in his sleep Saturday night. Ed Sinke was a member of our YWAM Converge board, a contributor to the podcast, and a YWAMer I have known for almost 34 years. For those who knew Ed, you understand the...


Jun 17, 2019

In September 1993, I was in Manaus, Brazil at an international missions conference. One night the lights went out. As we waited for power to return, the Brazilians pulled out their flashlights and guitars. Singing and dancing ensued and I was caught up in it. Exhausted I sat down next to a tall skinny man in tattered...


Jun 10, 2019

What kind of leaders did theStudent Volunteer Movement (SVM) produce in the 20th Century? 

I answer that question after looking again at the foundational work done by John Wesley and Jonathan Edwards. Wesley began whittling away at denomination and parish structures. He said, "The world is my parish." He was not...


Jun 3, 2019

Is College worth it? This story about how students changed the world will help you decide. This episode is part of a series of messages about the History of the University and of Student involvement in World Missions.

It was in 1806 in Western Massachusetts that just five students led by Samuel Mills effectively...