ODB: The Language Of Whistling

ODB: The Language Of Whistling

On La Gomera, one of the smallest of the Canary Islands, a language that sounds like a bird song is being revived. In a land of deep valleys and steep ravines, schoolchildren and tourists are learning how whistling was once used to communicate for distances up to 2 miles. One goat herder who is using this ancient language once again to communicate with his flock said, “They recognize my whistle

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Responding to Crisis

Responding to Crisis

By Rachel Ang, 21, Singapore It is not ordinary to wake up to the sound of bullets in the streets or see burnt buildings tossing billows of smoke skyward. It is not ordinary that bloodstains smear the very roads that lead to schools or workplaces. It is not ordinary for peace rallies to turn into […]

The Failure Of Success: The Story Of Jonah | An Adaptation

The Failure Of Success: The Story Of Jonah | An Adaptation

By Bill Crowder Adapted by Rachel Ang This is an adaption of the Discovery Series booklet The Failure Of Success: The Story Of Jonah by Bill Crowder. It is a project under Youth Ministry Initiative by RBC Ministries to mobilize and equip Christian youth to bring God’s Word to their peers. Rachel Ang is a […]

How To Choose Your Soccer Team

How To Choose Your Soccer Team

By Rachel Ang, 21, Singapore This is slightly outdated, but the girl who has never been interested in football has watched her first soccer match! Having read my previous article, my friends were ready to explain to me the rules and mechanics of the game as we sat down to watch Germany play against Argentina […]

Portrait of Our Souls

Portrait of Our Souls

By Rachel Ang, 21, Singapore The portrait of a beautiful young man sits in an abandoned and dusty corner of a luxurious mansion. As the owner of the picture travels the path of hedonism, denying himself none of his desires for pleasure, the figure on the canvas decays, wrinkles and turns loathsome and hideous. It […]

Why Am I…?

Why Am I…?

By Rachel Ang, 21, Singapore When I was first told about ymiblogging.org, I was not aware that YMI stood for Youth Ministry Initiative. I simply thought it was a really clever way of writing “Why Am I Blogging.” Indeed, what is our reason for blogging, in studying or working, or in having relationships with people? […]

Why The World Cup Doesn’t Interest Me

Why The World Cup Doesn’t Interest Me

By Rachel Ang, 21, Singapore I have never been interested in soccer. It is not a sign of femininity, of that I am sure. A number of my girl friends have posters of players in their rooms, and they actually keep up with the scores of the teams in this year’s World Cup. Me? I […]

When the Sun’s Shining Down On Me

When the Sun’s Shining Down On Me

By Rachel Ang, 21, Singapore I will sing to the LORD because He is good to me. Psalms 13:6 In the midst of the natural disasters, wars, deaths and trials we see around us, people sometimes begin to ask increasingly accusatory questions like “Where is God? Does He see my suffering? How could He have […]