My Ministry: Podcasting with a purpose

Kanya "Ploy" Young.

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On February 1 last year I had a dream about doing a podcast. I told myself it was just a dream and I would forget about it, but it kept popping into my head. I took a break and thought about it some more and I asked God if He was asking me to do a podcast.

I’d only listened to a podcast twice before, and that’s all I really knew about them. I thought, if God is asking me then I will do one to see if I like it. And if I don’t, I will stop.

I really enjoyed the first one, but I didn’t know what path my podcast should take. I just knew I wanted to share God in my podcast. 

Last year I produced four episodes using the name “Catching My Smile”, but I experienced a few technical problems and because I wasn’t sure what path to take, I stopped and deleted them.

I prayed and prayed until I decided this year in February to start them again. In February, I discovered my podcast pathway, so I rebooted my podcast under the same name. My podcast is about helping people to know God better, and to help people with disabilities know that they’re not alone facing challenges. So far, I have only done four episodes. I publish my episodes every Friday.

A little bit about myself: I am an 18-year-old young woman and my name is Kanya (Gun-yaa), although I go by the name of “Ploy”. Ploy is my Thai nickname, and it means precious gem. It makes it easier for people to say my nickname rather than my given name. 

I am on a journey to build my community, not just using the podcast, but also through bigger events in the future. I want to be on a ministry journey and go to different places to reach people and share what it is like to be a Christian who has challenges. Originally, I started my podcast mainly to reach young people, particularly those with a disability. Making the episodes is fun because I too am learning about God and sharing the Word.

I post my podcast on Anchor, which is connected to more podcast platforms where people can listen. You can listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, etc. If people want the video version, they can go to my YouTube channel
@ployyoung. If you want more updates on my podcast episodes you can follow me on Instagram @catchingmysmile.

Kanya “Ploy” Young, writes from the Central Coast, NSW.

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