A Devotional

For the Whole World

Daniel York first met Jesus at the age of four on the island of Okinawa.

Raised by godly parents who served as missionaries with The Navigators, Daniel also lived in South Korea, Japan, Luzon Island in the Philippines and across the United States.

After graduating from Faith Academy High School in the Philippines, Daniel was selected for admission to West Point in New York. He graduated from there with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1981 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He served with the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, and, as a Company Commander, deployed his unit to the Middle East. In 1986, he joined the Army Reserves where he has commanded at the company, battalion, brigade and division level attaining the rank of Major General.

Daniel served on staff with The Navigators for ten years during which time he received a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary (West) in San Diego, California before moving with his family in 1991 to Oregon to plant and pastor Horizon Community Church. In 2000, he started the nonprofit First Cause (currently active in six countries). He has written six books and recorded seven albums of original music. In 2013, he launched VetREST, a nonprofit designed to help soldiers and veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress (PTS).

Currently, he and his wife Kathleen live in Colorado. They have three children, Bryan, Sarah and Stephen, and, through Mark and Sarah, two grandchildren Jadon and Leili. His life verse and passion are Psalm 40:3.

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