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Everyone loves a good story. As we blog about our journey through the art of storytelling, we hope you are encouraged by what you read. Our story isn’t really even about us, but rather about His-story. God’s been so faithful in leading us day by day, month by month, year by year with amazing and sometimes outrageous adventures as we follow Him. Sharing these moments with in story is an honor, and we are glad you are a part of the journey too.

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“In the beginning God…” (Gen. 1:1) I started my first day in 2023 as I have for the last 23 years: Reading Genesis. The stories are well-known, but even in their familiarity, I find I have much to learn.  A few days prior, the creation story had been a point of discussion amongst our family. …

Toilet Signs

A few times in my lifetime, I’ve hung a couple signs over bathroom urinals. It’s the one place people pause for a minute or two. I figured it’s a good time to give them a message while they wait. In my younger years I may have pushed the envelope a little further than I should …


Since our big transition back into YWAM we’ve fielded some great questions from friends and family. I’ve included in this post a top 5 with answers to help you understand our work with YWAM. This article was updated on July 29, 2022

Question: I think I’ve heard of Youth With A Mission, but what is it?

YWAM is one of the largest missionary sending groups in the world, and the facets of it’s ministry are vast. YWAM has 1,100 locations around the world with and estimated 20,000 staff. Just at YWAM Tyler Texas, there are over 200 staff supporting and working with 221 ministries in 105 countries! Continue reading “WORKING WITH YWAM”


As volunteer staff at YWAM, we deeply appreciate all our friends and family who desire to support, pray and care for us in our journey to make Jesus known to our world.

“God doesn’t call the equipped; He equips the called!”

Letters and Packages

We love getting cards, coffee, and care packages from our friends around the world. Thank you for loving us so well.

Richard and Amy Fish, 20131 FM 16 W, Lindale, TX, 75771

Financial Support

Here are several convenient ways for you to give financially:

Mail a Check

Richard and Amy Fish, 20131 FM 16 W, Lindale, TX, 75771

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Amy’s Account – $AmyF89

Richard’s Account – $randafish

Mail a Check  or Give Online to Youth With A Mission

Your contributions are tax-deductible. Make checks out to YWAM. Do not put our names anywhere on the check. Include a separate note with our names on it, designating the gift.  Mail to: YWAM, PO Box 3000, Garden Valley, TX 75771-3000.

Give Online. Click here -> YWAM Tyler Preference Giving for Richard and Amy Fish

Mail a Check or Give Online to our Church

Your contributions are tax-deductible. Make checks out to Vine of the Mountains. Do not put our names anywhere on the check. Include a separate note with our names on it, designating the gift. Mail to: Vine of the Mountains, PO Box 101, Waynesville, NC 28786.

Give Online. Click here -> Vine of the Mountains and click the “Giving” tab.  Click choose a fund and choose: “YWAM: Tyler TX”

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Missionary Donations using PayPal

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If you would like to talk to us about any of these options, feel free to drop us a note on our Guestbook Page.

“But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus–the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” Acts 20:24


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