During the last 10 years we have been all over the world serving with Youth With a Mission (YWAM), during this time God really instilled in us a huge passion for his people and the harvest that is ready all over the wold. Fast-forward to 3 years ago, God called us to open a brand new ministry under YWAM called "The Nest Maternity Home" and really gave us eyes to see the harvest that is ready right in our backyard.
During that time doing The Nest, we still felt the passion and love we had for sending people into the nations, and at the same time feeling that we LOVED what we were doing locally, which left us feeling that we had chosen one over the other. It wasn't until these last six months where God really showed us that he was bringing both together as Luke accepted the position of being YWAM Minneapolis Base Director.
During the last 6 months God has really showed our family that we are called for this season to be GLOCAL. In other words, having both a GLOBAL & LOCAL perspective about missions. It is so cool for us to see how God has brought both of our desires together and we feel that he has trained us to do both.
Through all those years in YWAM as single and early in our marriage we developed a love for missions globally and these last 3 years God has really given us also a deep love for doing missions in our backyard too.
We get to be GLOCAL through:
We are excited for the call to be GLOCAL and for the opportunity to bring the WHOLE Gospel to the WHOLE Person both around the corner and around the world!
Luke & Cristal