Converge Stories Podcast
By John Henry
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Finally, a podcast for Jesus followers who want to make a difference. Listen to stories from missional leaders doing good all over the planet. Hear testimonies of students who interned with those missional organizations. And find out how you can make a difference in your world. YWAM Converge is a new global internship program for students. 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.
||CleanBe a Converge Mentor – Do Pastoral Ministry – Ed Sinke||Ed Sinke, YWAMer from Tyler, TX shares his story about becoming a pastoral leader in world missions. Ed is a personal friend and a leader who has mentored me for many years. Ed and I talk about the role of the Mentor in the Converge program.||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAfrican Missionary of Reconciliation – Joseph Zintseme||Joseph and his family came to the United States to work with African Americans who also have bitterness and anger in their story. Joseph was led by God to help African Americans discover their roots and freedom from bitterness through a ministry of rec.||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll about Converge and Xian’s Converge Story||In this episode, John Henry, director of YWAM Converge, shares all about the Converge programs and network. The episode includes Xian Wu’s amazing story. In 2003, Xian did a Water Resource Engineering internship in East Timor.||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKorean campus minister in Dallas – Sarah Jihye Choi||This is the story of how Jihye pioneered a new International Student Ministry for YWAM at the University of Texas in Dallas. After six years of work with students at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Jihye went to Christ for the Nations to study .||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEngaging Community – Marjorie Johnson||Marjorie and her husband David train community development workers in South Asia. Marjorie's perspective will help you to love your neighbor. She will challenge you to engage your community by listening, learning and serving others.||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating Converge Community in Latin America – Glenis Acosta||English is Glenis' second language. She became our first Converge intern to Albania where nobody spoke Spanish and only a few spoke English. But that's when she began to sense God calling her to be a translator.||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFriend of the Foreigner – Ned Hale, IVCF Archivist||Ned is the former director of Intervarsity Christian Fellowship's International Student Ministries. This conversation with Ned Hale was primarily to discuss the importance of friendship with the foreign student for the cause of Christ. However,||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUniversity Missions in Colombia with Aldo Mauricio Chaparro Sanchez||Mauricio and Diana are YWAM missionaries to the universities in South America. Mao directs YWAM's Student Mobilization Centre offices in Cartagena, Colombia.||1/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEnglish Teacher Internship in Madagascar||Help the Malagasy university students to speak English and share your faith in Jesus Christ. You will teach twice or three times a week, 2 hours per teaching, in our English Club. You will also do English teaching and conversations in the YWAM base.||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYWAM Peacemaker in the Middle East||Ramy Taleb tells his Converge Story of becoming a peacemaker in Lebanon. God took Ramy out of Lebanon to Northern Ireland and then South Africa in order to learn how to be a reconciler for peace in his own homeland.||12/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInternships in Bosnia Herzegovina with Belinda Chaplin||"If you are called to be a missionary, don't stoop to be a king." Belinda Chaplin shares this life-shaping statement on this episode. Belina, a YWAM missionary to Bosina Herzegovenia, is hosting Converge interns who will work alongside the local church.||12/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharacter, God, and the UN – Dom Dixon in India||I first met Dom in Delhi in 2004 in our School of University Ministries. Then I met him again the summer of 2016 when I was in Bangalore, India with a Discipleship Training School outreach team. Dom was heading to Geneva,||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDean Harvey – The Broken Heart of God||Dean tells his converge story when his son tragically died in a car accident. The pain of that loss brought Dean to a revelation of the love of God and of God's broken heart.||11/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGod is a gardener – a discussion with Tom Bloomer||In addition to having a Ph.D. in Education, Tom is a gardener. He lives just outside of Geneva, Switzerland in Burtigny, a little village surrounded by the French and Swiss Alps. You'll be surprised by the connections between education and gardening.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLisa Fulkerson Kreinbrook – Social Work in Guatemala||Lisa Fulkerson Kreinbrook attended the YWAM Internship team John Henry led in the early ‘90s to Guatemala. Lisa was a student at U. Northern Iowa. Lisa’s field assignment for the internship was to serve as a Social Worker in the garbage dump commun||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTamara and Monaco – Peacemaking Internship in Lebanon||Monaco and Tamara worked with over 500 young people in Lebanon, including Syrian refugees, over the seven-month internship. Monaco's project is to calculate the growth of forgiveness from activities designed to break the cycle of violence and revenge.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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This is a great podcast! Each episode looks at a person who is mission minded in thier life. It is interesting and encouraging to hear what people are doing around the world to spread the love of Jesus. Listening to the converge stories of others is a great way to help you self-reflect on what God has done in your life and what your converge moment was and where God is leading you now!