Bringing light to dark places

I'm writing today on my "other" blog about how my desire to confront my own selfishness fuels me to be an advocate for the poor even when I don't always "want" to (or feel like it). Here's an excerpt: Now hear me out here: I’m no hero. I have my own issues. I sometimes fight [...]

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When a bank robber becomes a brother

It had been a full and fruitful outreach onboard the YWAM Medical Ship in one of the least-reached and most under-developed areas of Papua New Guinea. We had one day left in the country before heading back to Australia and we set out with a small group of teammates in hopes of experiencing a little [...]

Teenagers? World-changers? Same difference.

It's been a full season for us - our trip to America, coming back and boarding the YWAM Medical Ship for outreach in the Western Province of PNG, and then returning to home base for teaching-teaching-teaching. As soon as we returned to Australia, I (Adriel) had the privilege of being the guest speaker on two [...]

Wondering what to do with your sewing scraps?

Watching people receive their first pair of prescription eyeglasses or reading glasses in our optometry clinics in Papua New Guinea was incredible. The immediate twinkle of joy in their eyes was tangible and contagious. It's easy to take for granted simple things like knowing that every morning I wake up, put in my contact lenses, [...]