Posted on 30 November 2012 by
Merry Christmas! ”The Answer” album has been a perennial favorite of friends and family for the past few years! We have re-released the album this year with a bonus song, “I Choose You,” for your enjoyment this Holiday season. We hope that you will join us in worshiping our Lord for sending His Son to earth for all of us! What an incredible gift we have received in Jesus!
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Posted on 27 February 2012 by
2012 is already well underway! I’ve been looking forward to this year since the beginning of last Summer, and now its finally here! We’ve been dreaming about all that God is going to do this year in our lives and in the nations and it’s no longer a dream, but the beginning of reality!
We are going to see the hungry fed, young missionaries raised up and sent out into the world, children grow in their understanding of the world they live in and the God who made them, and music written and poured out before the Lord! The first fruits are already being seen this past January. Continue Reading
Posted on 18 November 2011 by
Months ago I was invited to come lead worship for SE regional YWAM conference in Talladega, Alabama. This event is happening this week and has been absolutely amazing. Over 300 missionaries are gathered here to wait on the Lord and trust for an increase in the mission field by 200,000 from America alone. We have been hearing teaching on faith, soul winning, kingdom culture, and more. We have had times of worship filled with passion that just won’t stop…and it is only 2 days in. Continue Reading
Posted on 06 November 2011 by
James 2:14-17 What good is it, my brothers, if a man claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save him? Suppose a brother or sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to him, “Go, I wish you well; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about his physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. (NIV)
Over the past 2 1/2 years we have seen some of the most abject poverty in the world. Children living in homes built over sewage water. Shacks filled with layers of boys and girls who can hardly move for lack of space. Little tummies bloated with the pain of emptiness—empty of both spiritual life and physical food. As a father, I know how difficult it is for my children to give me focused attention when they want a snack, let alone if they hadn’t had a square meal in days. How can a child hear the truth about Jesus over the rumbling of their empty stomachs? Continue Reading
Posted on 08 July 2011 by
I am in a small town of 18,000 called Piratininga, in Sao Paulo State, Brazil. I would imagine that 99% of the people that read this have never heard of this place. It is a quaint little town that happens to be the home of the headquarters for one of the most influential worship music labels in modern worship…Vineyard Music. The leaders of this organization for Brazil live here. I’ve had a wonderful time getting to know one of their producers, Raphael Costa, a talented guitar player and producer with an amazing heart for the Lord. There are too many amazing people to list them all, but this has truly been a wonderful time of outreach. And over the last two weeks the Lord has been feeding me daily through a scripture from Colossians. Continue Reading
Posted on 30 June 2011 by
June 24th I embarked on an amazing journey with 8 of my dear friends and 2 beautiful children! Ronda, Jacob, Ariel, and Hailey will be joining me in approximately 12 days, 12 hours, 27 minutes, and 25 seconds…not that I’m counting!
We have met some of the most amazing people in the last 5 days and have hit the ground running as usual. After arriving in Sao Paulo, Brazil, we were picked up by our new Portuguese friend Ruben who handed us a sheet of paper with some useful Portuguese phrases like, “We’re hungry for food,” and, “We need to stop for the bathroom,” and my favorite, “We need to stop and puke.” We all laughed together at the choice of phrases to welcome us to the beautiful nation of Brazil…and hoped we didn’t need to use all of them. Continue Reading
Posted on 01 December 2010 by
There are a few times in my life when I have felt like a celebrity. Definitely not many, but a few. One of the first I remember was when I was a freshman in college at PLU. I was asked by the Central Washington DARE director (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) to write the theme song for their annual education program. The theme was the catchy phrase, “Be Smart Don’t Start.” What a great song title, right? Well, my creative juices started to flow and out came a song that I was asked to record and take on tour all across the greater Yakima Valley! So my dear friend Jennifer Licht (now Alexander) and I toured the elementary school circuit over Spring break of our freshman year. We sang at school assemblies, gave a music and recording presentation to our former high school choir, and even signed a few autographs. Wow! Autographs! We made it to the big time. We were swarmed by 7 to 10 year old boys and girls who had us autograph homework assignments, paper towels from the restroom, and cafeteria napkins. Jennifer and I had arrived and enjoyed the feeling of celebrity status in the eyes of the children who knew us as the “Be Smart Don’t Start” duo. What a great moment! Continue Reading
Posted on 10 November 2010 by
My wife wrote the most incredible blog about 18 months entitled Thursdays…it was her favorite day of the week in Australia (you can find it in the archives at www.aaronandronda.com)…but now I have my own favorite day. Each day holds a special event here in Kona. For instance, Fridays I lead worship for the Learning Center School on the base here. I get to worship the Lord with about 15 first and second graders. We sing all my favorite songs, dancing around on our rainbow colored carpet and shouting as loud as possible without completely losing control. Then we close our time often learning to sing in a round to “Father I Adore You”, the first song I learned on the guitar, and also the first song Jacob learned on the guitar in Cambodia. Continue Reading
Posted on 20 October 2010 by
Well, Ronda and I have traveled very extensively for the past 18 months and now we have a chance to settle…not the type of settling that makes you bored and wish you had something to do…not the type of settling that means you are giving up on the big dreams and visions God has put on your heart…and not the type of settling that means this is as good as it gets. This is the type of settling that allows your feet to get planted in preparation for the next big dream and vision. As I’m writing I realize that your success at the beginning of a race is dependent upon your starting position. If your position is lazy and unengaged, then your start will be the same. If you start a race exhausted and worn out then your race will be ran exhausted and worn out. Continue Reading
Posted on 15 September 2010 by
Well after 78 days of travel and outreach in Southeast Asia I’ve finally arrived back in the United States! It is so wonderful to be reunited with my family after being apart for 17 days. It was the best sight to pull up to the YWAM base here in Kona with and see my three beautiful children jumping up and down and screaming because “daddy’s home!” Ahh…to be loved! It’s amazing what kind of impact that has on you. When you are loved it brings so much significance to your life. Continue Reading