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Hello there!!

My name is Taylor and I am a missionary with Youth With a Mission (YWAM). I have been involved with this organization for 4 years. YWAM has provided many opportunities to grow in my identity and calling and reach the nations for the glory of God. I will use many acronyms in this bio, so bear with me, haha!

It all started by doing a Discipleship Training School (DTS) in England, which is a 5 month school of learning about the character and nature of God, diving into the Bible and learning more about relationship with the Lord. Following this school, I did a School of Ministry Development (SOMD) in Denver Colorado, which was a 3 month school that taught me about leadership and counseling within missions. I learned what it meant to be a stronger leader and how to thrive in missions. After that, I did a Discipleship Bible School (DBS) in Ensenada Mexico, which was an intensive study through the Bible, which was 3 months. We read all the way through the Bible and had teachings on each book. I ended up staying on staff in Ensenada Mexico for 2 years and was able to staff DTS twice, and lead 2 separate outreaches around Mexico and Thailand. I also had the opportunity to serve in a ministry called Mission Adventures, a youth program that lasts through spring and summer. It was a blessing to lead in these areas among many others, like base operations, building homes, working in the red light district, homeless ministry, and evangelism downtown.

I just recently finished a School of Worship (SOW) with YWAM Kona which was 3 months! God spoke to me about fully stepping into this gift and passion He has placed on my heart in songwriting/worship leading. During my time there, I formed a deeper intimacy with God and was trained in how to lead others into genuine worship for His glory.

I will now be joining staff with YWAM Kona to work on an exciting project with the SOW ministry. One of our missions is to bridge the gap between Kona and YWAM Amsterdam to see greater impact in the nations. So I will be joining 2 other SOW staff from Kona to write, produce and release new music in Amsterdam, to share the light and love of Jesus. After our time in Amsterdam, we will be back in Kona to plan a tour to reach the dark places with the songs we create through SOW. Our heart is to see The Great Commission fulfilled through the sharing of music— as it is one of the many ways God reaches the heart of his people.

I would deeply appreciate your monthly / one time support as I continue to live out the things God has called me to do. Thank you for all your love, prayers and support! May our Heavenly Father bless you, keep you, make His face shine upon you and give you peace!