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January – April Kona Photo Recap

by Kate on March 1, 2016

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Life was FULL ON at the University of the Nations / YWAM Kona. While it took time to adjust to this many people and ahem… noise, it was really rad to be surrounded by so many amazing people & experience doing life together! We had heard about YWAM Kona for so many years and we couldn’t believe we’d actually be living there for a season.

What’s life there like? It’s hot and sunny everyday. And every building is open-air style. On base, you’re living outside most of the day. It’s hard not to be happy, with all that vitamin D. There is always someone to talk to or someone to pray for you. It’s common to see people praying together at any point in the day, at any random place around campus. Meals are in a huge group. Corporate worship gatherings happen on average 3 times a week as a base. There is a prayer room you can pop into at any time. You’re surrounded by amazing people with vision and heart. From new students from around the world, to the seasoned pioneers who helped start the base. To inspiring lecturers and well-known names. All over base are new moms, seasoned moms. There are kids everywhere, attending the base schools or kids-based DTS’s while their parents are staffing or students themselves. Sparrow made to many new little friends! It’s really like living in a thriving, busy village. Here are snapshots from our time on base!

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The Tribe: Kate Interviews Noah

by Kate on March 1, 2016

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Noah’s been involved with the Tribe for several years now but we know a lot of you are not exactly sure what the Tribe is or what Noah practically does, working with them. So I set out to interview Noah to help bring some clarity to you.

Though we are based in New Zealand and works for them remotely, he (or sometimes all of us) have had the opportunity to come over once a year the last few years to work in person with the Tribe team.

 

K: Tell me about the Bonfire gathering at Kona in 2015. What was the gathering about & who attended?

N: The big idea of Bonfire is to bring together like-minded individuals from around the world – those who are either involved in “outside the box” ministry initiatives or those who are looking at how to become more active as lifestyle missionaries in their own spheres. We had about 30 friends at the first Bonfire from all over the world, Norway, Korea, China, Switzerland and around the US.

K: What’s the significance of the name, Bonfire?

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Faith Amid our “Homelessness” Adventure

by Kate on January 27, 2016

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*Note: In case my description was unclear, the house is being demolished due to the engineering team’s earthquake damages assessment of the house & it’s foundation. Not due to mold/mildew. I was explaining a reason we are GLAD the rebuild will be taking place. =)