“As you read these stories – no matter to what adventure God calls you – you will learn principles that are universal. As I read it, I could only say  “wow”: it was like walking through memory lane, seeing things from the past that work in the present, and that will continue to work in the future.”

Loren Cunningham, Founder of Youth With A Mission


God could have compelled me when I was young to be a missionary in other ways, but he did it through stories of missionaries.  Hudson Taylor.  CT Studd.  William Carey.  These men were heroes to me when I was a boy.  They stood like towering figures in my imagination. Men whose lives I aspired to emulate.  Men, who by simply responding in obedience to the call of God, changed the world. God’s call on my life certainly changed it and my world.  And that’s the story I want to tell you… 

~ Kel Steiner

In ADVENTURES IN SAYING YES TO GOD, a young farmer’s son from New Zealand finds himself in exciting and sometimes frightening situations in far-away places all around the world, just like the missionaries he read about in the books that inspired him to serve God when he was a youth. Kel’s diverse travels take him to slums and jungles in Asia, remote Islands of the Pacific and to Europe’s modern cities. As he experiences the thrill of serving God all around the globe, Kel finds himself caught up in the kind of adventure only God could dream up: surviving dangers at sea, traveling the world without a penny to his name, miracle healings and leading lost tribes into the hope of redemption. Kel Steiner’s story reveals what a modern missionary life is like: a life filled with the fun, the adventure and the challenges of what saying yes to God look like in the 21st Century.

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“What an adventure.  What a life. What a refreshing and uplifting book.  I could not put it down.  Kel’s amazing story will help you to dream again.”

John Dawson, President Emeritus, Youth With A Mission