Laurinda Rapp

Press Service International

Laurinda is a missionary at Youth with a Mission in Brisbane where she leads a discipleship program for young adults.  On her day off you can find her hiking up a mountain or swinging in a hammock.

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  • What if…?

    We all have the moments when God asks us to do something far from our comfort zone, to step out and trust Him and take a risk.

  • Could your pride be deceiving you?

    A number of years ago I was in a lecture on Intercession (a specific type of prayer). As part of the preparation process to pray, we had a time of confession.

  • Holy sweat

    The outdoors is a sweaty place, especially if you live in Australia. The Australian summer heat is nothing to take lightly. Yet, the outdoors can be a sacred ground for encountering God and experiencing personal growth.

  • This too shall pass

    Some people like change and thrive on it, others despise it and try to avoid it as much as possible.

  • Should Christmas be a Holiday?

    Why do we enjoy Christmas so much? Why is it the favorite holiday?

  • Why I’ve done my DTS 7 times

    5 years ago, I decided to fly 22 hours over my home country and the Pacific Ocean before reaching Brisbane, Australia to join Youth with a Mission (YWAM).

  • Is God for me?

    A year and a half ago I was in a Bible course. We studied the book of Exodus and learned how God’s wrath came upon Egypt and Israel.

  • Naked and vulnerable

     Leadership. There are so many ideas and connotations with this word. Many want it, but often for wrong reasons. Many are terrified of it. Yet, if we want to influence the world, it’s needed.

  • What’s the big deal with the Israelites?

    The Israelites are of great importance in the Old Testament, which comprises over half of the Bible.

  • Why do good people suffer?

    This question has plagued humanity from the beginning of time. The mere existence of this question provokes the idea of a sort of measuring system for life all humans inherently understand and use.