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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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15 Second Testimony

“And they overcame him (the devil) because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” ~ Revelation 12:11  Last Friday, 150 of us gathered at our main YWAM Tyler campus to prepare for a special day of ministry. We were going to divide up and spread out across the city to flood the area with the love …

Testifying Tubs

“They were given help…for they cried to God in the battle; and He granted their entreaty because they relied on, clung to, and trusted in Him.” 1 Chronicles 6:20 Yesterday we dug out our memorabilia tubs. We have quite a few rubbermaid containers full of memories: old journals, scrapbooks, artwork, baby clothes, dance outfits, love …

New Beginnings

“You and Mr. Fish should do this more!”  These words caught my attention. They were spoken by one of my students after Richard and I taught together in American Literature. Richard had joined me that day in class because we were reflecting on a story ~ our story ~ and sharing how God had helped …


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 April 25, 2023.

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!

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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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“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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