I just finished reading the book “Is That Really You, God?” by YWAM Founder Loren Cunningham. I loved the book from beginning to end. To say Cunningham had a vision is an understatement. He started as the poor son of a preacher man who traveled around Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri. Because of his beginnings, I automatically tuned in to his story from Page 1.
He and his family eventually wound up in California, where YWAM took off as a global ministry. I connected with his stories, simply told through a humble man’s eyes. It wasn’t until the second to the last chapter, however, when he spoke about YWAM volunteers cleaning out heaps of human excrement with shovels and repairing the sewer system in a Vietnamese refugee camp in China during the late 1970s that I truly began to grasp what it is I’m doing in Thailand.