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Really like and look forward to this podcast. I am a YWAM extended staff missionary and when I receive the most recent podcast I listen to it intently. Love hearing what my YWAM Family is up to! Bill Hutchinson clearly does a lot of research on the listener's behalf to come up with the latest news. Good sound bites, good show notes with a lot more information, good interviews. Good stuff!

Inspirational and informative

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I am thankful for this podcast - it provides an overview of the ways YWAM is serving the world, and the links to further information, videos and music are great. My daughter will be participating in YWAM next year, and reading about the many ways people are being cared for, served and loved through this organization around the world helps me understand her desire to serve with this group and helps me trust the leadership. I'm also able to pray for the work of the organization this way....many thanks to Bill Hutchison for putting it together.

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By cindishka - Dec 09 2011
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Really like and look forward to this podcast. I am a YWAM extended staff missionary and when I receive the most recent podcast I listen to it intently. Love hearing what my YWAM Family is up to! Bill Hutchinson clearly does a lot of research on the listener's behalf to come up with the latest news. Good sound bites, good show notes with a lot more information, good interviews. Good stuff!

Inspirational and informative

By Mrs.lisareviews - Nov 26 2010
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I am thankful for this podcast - it provides an overview of the ways YWAM is serving the world, and the links to further information, videos and music are great. My daughter will be participating in YWAM next year, and reading about the many ways people are being cared for, served and loved through this organization around the world helps me understand her desire to serve with this group and helps me trust the leadership. I'm also able to pray for the work of the organization this way....many thanks to Bill Hutchison for putting it together.
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Rank #1: Venezuela Ministry, New Ship for YWAM Aotearoa, YWAM Lausanne 50 Year Celebration

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What top 5 missions topics should you prioritize, hear an update from Venezuela, new ship for YWAM Aotearoa, YWAM Chaing Mai community centre, Bosnia and Herzegovina ministry updates, what is happening with YWAM in Cancun, YWAM Lausanne will be celebrating their 50th year of ministry, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast …

Thank you for downloading this, the 114th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/114

Stories:

Why you Should Prioritize these Top 5 Missions Topics

We start today with Bevin from Global Cast Resources sharing with us about what he things are the top 5 missions topics we should be prioritizing.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Global Cast Resources focuses on connecting, equipping, and encouraging missions advocates, leaders, trainers, and mobilizers who are working to see the whole Church bring the whole Gospel to the whole world. Check out their web-site at globalcastresources.com to check out these resources.

YWAM Venezuela Update

I was able to get in touch with some of our staff working in Venezuela and they were able to send me this update for what is happening in their country.

The main issue here right now is a potential civil war if the current regime in power goes more radical into stop all ways for a democratic process. It’s a little weird to explain but we have two presidents right now. One is Nicolas Maduro in power by controlling all ways to force his presidency and the other is Juan Guaido who is the National Assembly Speaker and in our constitution he is the Intern president but with none military support.

The economy is crashing down every day with a inflation of 1.000.000 %. Lack of food and medicines for more than 60% of the population. All this makes more complicated the daily basis of life. YWAM is working among the poor and needy. Our base in Caracas has a feeding program that every week serves around 300 meals. We have also a base in Puerto La Cruz who is helping with kids ministry also on a feeding program. This Spring a new YWAM base will be born in the South Eastern side in Ciudad Bolivar.

All YWAM locations are now providing Biblical training to end Bible poverty and there are DTS programs to start running this March, BBC and BSN as well. (the person I contacted is) part of a coaching circle for YWAM here, also in Dominican Republic at YWAM Villa Mella base. (That person) will be traveling to Dominican Republic next week to make connections for raising support for our feeding programs in Venezuela.

Since I was in touch with them we have seen on the news increased conflict between the different factions in Venezuela, including government forces driving over and open firing on protesters. Let’s please pray for that country and the people there …

New Vessel for YWAM Ships Aotearoa

We are really excited to let you know that YWAM in New Zealand has been donated a new ship (audio from here) …

You can hear and find out more about the new vessel and the ministry that they will be doing in the South Pacific on their web-site,  ywamshipsaotearoa.org.nz.

Update on Cyclone Idai

Last week we told you about the YWAM Response to Cyclone Idai in Mozambique. They are working at rebuilding the YWAM Primary school at Inhamizua (Beira) as well are rebuilding the boys’ centre that were destroyed by the Cyclone.

YWAM was also featured on the BBC with some of the work that they are doing…

You can read more about it on the BBC web-site, and find out how you can help with the Youth With A Mission recovery work on ywam.org.

YWAM/Jem Paris Je T’Aime 2019


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This summer from July 15 -- July 28 YWAM Paris Connect is running Paris je T’aime.

Paris Je T’aime is an evangelism focused outreach that desires to draw people from all corners of the world to come and be a part of what God is doing here in Paris. Come and join us as we partner with local churches, ministries, and believers to bring transformation to Paris through the power of prayer, worship, evangelism, performance, and unity in the body of Christ.

Check out their web-site, ywamparisconnect.com to find out more about this opportunity.

YWAM Chaing Mai Community Centre

Youth With A Mission runs the “House Full of Love” Community Cetnre in Chaing Mai, Thailand. The centre is set up as a haven in the middle of a neighbourhood with a high amount of poverty and sexual exploitation. They offer services like homework help, sports coaching, and English club to kids and adults around them and to try to meet the needs of the local community. They help those who are vulnerable to be and feel safe, experience love, and to learn about the perfect love of Jesus.

The YWAM Chaing Mai community centre has a vision to fulfill God’s purpose for the lives for sexually exploited individuals, families, and communities. Their mission is to “help transform those affected by sexual exploitation, and their communities, through education and holistic healing, so that they can find complete freedom and reach their full potential in Christ.

Find out more about the community centre on their web-site, ywamchaingmai.org. You can find out how you can get involved, including their current staffing and volunteer needs, on that web-site.

Faith and Conflict -- Bosnia and Herzegovina

YWAM Bosnia and Herzegovina, in partnership with YWAM Ireland, will be running the third Faith and Conflict experience starting on Thursday May,23 in Mostar.

Starting in the beautiful, but divided city of Mostar, we will spend two days finding out what it is like to live in a city where, as they locals describe it, “the war has never ended”, 25 years after peace was signed. We also plan to take part in the GLOBAL OUTREACH DAY with an event with the local churches.

We then move on to Sarajevo, a city rebuilt, but which still has the scars of the siege which took place here in the 1990s. We will experience some of what it was like to live here during that time, but also explore more of how “faith” caused the conflict and what we can learn from their experience in our own journeys of faith and forgiveness.

Besides listening to “local voices”, we will also hear from Jonny Clark and others from YWAM Ireland who have worked for many years in the area of reconciliation in that country.

You can have a look at their Facebook Page (linked in the shownotes) to find out more about the event.

YWAM Cancun -- Cuna Maya

YWAM Cancun Mexico has been operating their ministry since January 2016, here is a bit about some of the ministry they are involved in …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out their web-site at ywamcancunmexico,com to find out more about their ministry and how you can get involved.

YWAM Lausanne 50-Year Celebration

YWAM Lausanne was Youth With A Mission’s first ever training location, and this year marks their 50th year of ministry …


Watch this video on YouTube.

I’ve been privileged to have been at the YWAM Lausanne location as a student, school staff, and ministry team leader. I’ve got a lot of friends who are still working with YWAM Lausanne and it’s great to see this exciting milestone …

You can check out the event by following the link to the Facebook Event page in the shownotes at ywampodcast.com/114.

Training

YWAM Montana -- Outdoor Ministry Course

YWAM Montana offers a very exciting outdoor ministry course …


Watch this video on YouTube.

They run the course every year and the next course will be starting up in January next year.

Find out more on their web-site, ywammontana.org.

Relational Fundraising Course

Everyone in Youth With A Mission is a volunteer, and our financial support comes from people, organisations, and churches who partner with us in ministry through financial sponsorships and fundraising. To be released into missions every YWAMer needs a financial and prayer team behind them, and there are resources made available to assist in that.

Terry Sherman has developed a free, on-line Relational Fundraising course that has been made available to YWAM staff and students on the YWAM eLearning platform. The course is designed to equip YWAMers to build a team of ministry partners who will financially support them in ministry.

The Online course is designed around 4-modules

  1. Introduction -- Talking about the vital need for this sort of training, share some of Terry’s own experiences from her early years, explain why fundraising is done in a relational way in YWAM, and set the stage for changing people’s mindset about raising support.
  2. The Biblical View of Fundraising -- Money is a controversial topic. How we were raising in our families and cultures mostly determines how we think about money. The Bible talks more about money than almost any other subject, but most of us haven’t learned God’s perspective on it. It’s essential that we learn His ways regarding money, and to understand the spiritual dynamics that come into play when we step out to invite partnership for Kingdom purposes.
  3. Essential Tools to Communicate Vision -- Vision leads the way in fundraising! Communicating vision well is essential to inviting people to partner with us. Students will explore different tools to help them better communicate their vision for mission.
  4. Create your Personal Fundraising Plan -- This final module shows students how they can create their own plan and strategy for raising their FULL amount of support that they need to do ministry.

You can sign up for free to this do-it-yourself, at your own pace course, at the YWAM eLearning web-site at ywamelearning.com.

Next Time

On the next episode of the the YWAM News Show Podcast we will share about Go 2020 and about the YWAM Mobile Health and Youth Service run into outback Australia …

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May 08 2019

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Rank #2: Camp Fire Response, Clean Water to Africa, New Medical Truck in Fiji

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Today we get a reminder that God is already where we are and where we are going, YWAM centres respond to the misery caused by the Camp Fire in California, the Fountain of Life ministry works to provide access to clean drinking water in Africa, Marine Reach Fiji gets a new truck to assist with their medical outreaches, and more on this episode of the YWAM Show Podcast …

Thank you for downloading this, the 111th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/111 …

Stories:

God is Already There!

Today we start the podcast with a message from Bevin, from GlobalCast Resources, reminding us that God is Already There …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find more resources from GlobalCast Resources at their web-site, globalcastresources.com.

YWAM Responds to the Camp Fire

With the destructive wildfires that tore through parts of California YWAM bases came together to help the people who were affected by the fires. Here is a statement from YWAM Redding, which was one of the locations that was involved in the relief work …

As you may have heard, California’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history, called the “Camp Fire” recently swept through Paradise, CA, just an hour and a half south of Redding. Sadly, it has taken over 70 lives, left over 1,000 still missing, and destroyed over 10,000 homes. Over the last week, YWAM Redding staff and students have spent hours manning a distribution center for the victims of the Fire with the collaboration of our YWAM Family. About a week ago, some leaders in our YWAM community had a deep desire to help the hurting community, and as they went around the city God gave them a practical solution: collect donations and give to those who have lost everything. The collecting and giving process that started out with 3 bags of clothes, turned very quickly into a whole parking lot full of organized items ready for Paradise residents to collect as needed, as well as multiple free of charge food vendors, portable bathrooms and full generator-run showers. We are now moved into an old Toys ‘R’ Us building and have plans to continue the center for another 6 months!

We still need your help! As of now, we have plenty of donations, what we need is for volunteers to give their time to sort, organize and be a part of the amazing donation process! We could use about 20 volunteers around the clock for the next couple of weeks. If you, or your church, or a group of friends are able/willing to give your time, we would love to have you! You can message YWAM Redding for more info, or feel free to just show up!

The best place to find out how you can get involved is to check out the YWAM Redding Facebook Page and the YWAM Chico Facebook page. From there you can see a few different ways that you can get involved …

Fountain of Life

The Fountain of Life ministry works to help solve the problems of a lack of access to safe water, poor basic sanitation, and improper personal hygiene. It does this through a novel approach with a focus on three different areas:


  1. Education
  2. Appropriate Technology
  3. Multiplication

One of the characteristics that really stands out to me with this ministry is their commitment to making the use of appropriate technology to be be central to what they do. Their solutions are effective, accessible, low-cost, and easy to implement. They drill wells using locally sourced materials, local craftsmen, with simple to understand and inexpensive to repair pumps.

Check out the Fountain of Life web-site at fountainoflife.org.uk to find out more about about their ministry into Africa, and different ways that you can get involved.

Creative Imagebearers

Aleck Cartwright, The International Dean for the College of Communications with the University of the Nations, has launched an exciting project called Creative Imagebearers, with a focus on discovering your own embodied spirituality…


Watch this video on YouTube.

It looks like exciting project that you sign up for free at creativeimagebearers.com. I’ve started to go through it myself, and I’m looking forward to seeing what God can reveal to me during the process.

YWAM Truro “Eldering Stories”

YWAM Truro in Canada has launched a program recording the stories and history of the elders of YWAM Canada. I’ve watched the first few episodes that they have recorded and it’s inspiring to hear where they came from, how God led them, and where they are moving ahead.

Have a listen to the first introductory episode that is with Paul Martinson …


Watch this video on YouTube.

On the YWAM Truro YouTube page you can see all of the episodes that they have recorded so far. At the moment there are ten episodes, and you can get to them on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/111.

Marine Reach Fiji New Truck

Last week YWAM Marine Reach Fiji has added a new truck to their fleet.

In Fiji Marine reach has been busy visiting villages and areas of the country providing much needed medical care. They visited seven different locations and during those visits provided


  • Primary Health Care to 1216 people
  • Dental Treatments to 1699 people
  • Reading Glasses to 1604 people

The new truck will help Marine Reach Fiji to increase their mobility and ability to get around and serve their island nation. Find out more about YWAM Marine Reach Fiji on their Facebook page, which is linked to at ywampodcast.com/111.

YWAM Brussels Internships

YWAM Brussels is running a three-month football and fitness internship starting in February and another in June next year.

The internship consists of three-months of urban culture, discipleship training, challenging teaching, and following God’s voice in the city. Physically there is also training in running, football (called soccer in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the USA), and fitness. Forming a sports club at one of the Brussels’ main parks, in between parliament buildings, European expats, and refugees.

The internship uses sports as a way to reach the community. They head out to play football at nearby parks, where youth from many different religious and cultural backgrounds come together to play.

Head over to ywambrussels.be to find out more.

While you are looking at the football and fitness internship you can also check out the Dance Internship. This internship runs at the same time as the football and fitness internship, but with daily classes in ballet, jazz, modern, and choreography.

Again, you can find out about these internship options at the YWAM Brussels web-site, ywambrussels.be.

YWAM Montana Summer Electives

Every year YWAM Montana runs various exciting summer programs for people interested in a short term opportunity to grow in God and have outreach opportunities. Their five summer programs are:


  • Endurance Summer of Adventure
  • 100 Fold Summer Studio
  • Summer of Sports
  • Summer of Dance
  • Summer of Music

The programs consists of a few weeks of training, followed by a few weeks of service and outreach. To give you an idea about the heart behind these projects have a listen to some information about the music and sport programs …

Music Elective


Watch this video on YouTube.

Sports Elective


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more about their summer programs on the YWAM Montana web-site, ywammontana.org.

Word By Heart School

YWAM Worcester is running the Word by Heart school in April …


Watch this video on YouTube.

It looks like an exciting school, and you can find out more about it on the YWAM Worcester webiste, ywamworcester.com/wbh.

DNA Infusion America Latina

The next YWAM DNA infusion will be happening from April 28 -- May 10, 2019 in YWAM Mazatlan, Mexico. To tell us what DNA Infusion is, and why it is such an important part of understanding Youth With A Mission, we have in interview with Darlene Cunningham to tell us what YWAM DNA is, and why YWAMers should participate in one …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more at jucummazatlan.com/dna2019

Next Time

Many of those stories were introduced to me on one of my Facebook groups. If you have a story or opportunity that you want shared on the next YWAM Podcast then let me know in the comments on the shownotes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/111.

Feedback

Thank you for the feedback on the past episode, it was great to hear from Roslyn Reid who left a comment on the last episode, thank you.

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Dec 06 2018

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Rank #3: Ireland BorderWalk, Empowering Communities, New YWAM Ship Philippines

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YWAM Ireland walks the border, the Karen refugee camp in Mae La, Thailand is suffering from a food shortage, YWAM Worcester seeks to empower the communities around them in South Africa, YWAM Perth works to bring biogas and water filtration to Zimbabwe, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast …

Thank you for downloading this, the 116th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/116

Stories:

Stories of Refugee Work in Lesvos

The Documentary Film School at YWAM Harpenden has produced The Invisible Heroes Project, which are 9 videos of about 3-minutes each that seek to promote the work that is being done by volunteers among the refugees in Lesvos, Greece. One of the people featured in these videos is Adel …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find all of the videos on the YWAM Harpenden Documentary Film School channel on Youtube, which is linked in the show notes, and you can find out more about the school on the YWAM Harpenden web-site, ywamharpenden.org.

Rice Shortage in Mae La Camp, Thailand

Since 2014 Australian Mercy, a part of Youth With A Mission, has been committed to assisting with the Mae La refugee camp on the Thailand/Burma border. The refugee camp currently houses about 50,000 Burmese refugees and is the largest refugee camp for the Burmese refugees in Thailand and is the home to a very large Karen population.

Recently is was reported that the situation with rice in Mae-la is getting worse. They urgently need to raise funds for their nutritional supplements program in Mae-la camp. The refugees in Thailand do not feel safe to return to Burma, and for good reason. There is not a day where we do not hear about dangers from the Burmese military, land confiscations or landmines. As time progresses, food distributions in the camps continue to be reduced.

To provide rice and tinned fish supplements for the rest of the year Australian Mercy needs to raise another $15,000, and if they want to extend the program to others, they need to raise much more.

Find out how you can help to provide nutrition to the Mae La Refugee camp with Australian Mercy at australianmercy.org.

YWAM Maceio, Brazil

Youth With A Mission has been operating in Maceio, Brazil since 2000, here is what their ministry is engaged in, and some of their new projects …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find out more about this new YWAM Centre on the YWAM City web-site, ywamcity.org.

BorderWalk 2019 -- YWAM Ireland

In June YWAM Ireland undertook a 19-day pilgrimage to pray for the Irish island. During the trek they prayed for its past, present, and future, and for them to be Jesus’ hands and feet wherever they went.

During the hike they did an interview with Spirit Radio, and you can hear a part of that interview now …

You can listen to the entire interview, with some other great stories about the trek, over at the Spirit Radio web-site, spiritradio.ie. They start talking about the BorderWalk at about the 23-minute point of the interview.

YWAM Worcester -- Empowering the Communities Around Them

Youth With A Mission Worcester, South Africa is dedicated to working with and empowering the communities around them. Here is some of what they are doing to do this …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out their web-site at ywamworcester.com to find out more about their ministries.

YWAM Perth Appropriate Technology Outreach

The YWAM Perth Appropriate Technology Outreach brought biogas and water filtration solutions to Zimbabwe, here’s their story …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more at ywamperth.org.au.

New YWAM Ship for the Philippines

Loren Cunningham shares with us about the new YWAM Medical Ship that will be soon serving in the Philippines.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more about the Youth With A Mission ship outreach to the Philippines at ywamshipsphilippines.com.

Training

YWAM Perth -- Medical Missions School (MMS)

In January YWAM Perth will be starting up their next Medical Missions School, MMS.


Watch this video on YouTube.

The Medical Missions School is a six month course that consists of a 12-week lecture phase followed by a 12-week outreach phase.

During the lecture phase some of the topics to be covered are:

  • Healing the Whole Person
  • Basic Dentistry
  • Being Led by the holy spirit.

Then during the outreach phase student will be able to take what they have learned in the classrooms to the clinics, homes, and streets of the world. They get to do that through mobile clinics, learning God’s ways in medicine, meeting unmet needs, and more.

Find out more on the YWAM Perth web-site, ywamperth.org.au.

Children at Risk School -- YWAM Geneva

Children around the world today face unimaginable situations. Children are exposed to war, sexual violence, AIDS, they are orphans, live on the streets, they can be refugees or displaced because of war or natural disasters. Many of them are at risk.

During the three months of training for the Children at Risk School at YWAM Geneva you will learn how to:

  • Seek justice for these children
  • Learn how to encourage the oppressed
  • Find out what it means to defend the cause of the fatherless and to plead the case of the widow

After three months of classroom training you will have the opportunity to do an optional 6-month internship with YWAM or another Christian organisation that works with children at risk. Some of the destinations that you could have the opportunity to work in are Ivory Coast, Rwanda, Uganda, Madagascar, South Africa, Romania, and more…

If you have a heart for children at risk, and want to find out more about this school, then check out the YWAM Geneva web-site at ywamgeneva.com to find out more.

YWAM Lausanne Community Development School

Want to see the communities of this world transformed into the original design God intended? The Community Development School (CDS) takes you deeper into the heart of God and the way He intends for people to live in communities.

Here are some stories from students of the CDS …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find out more about the school, and when YWAM Lausanne will be running it next, at their web-site, ywamlausanne.com.

Foundations for Counselling Ministry (FCM)

YWAM Centro, Mexico City is running their next Foundations for Counselling Ministry course in January.

The YWAM Foundations for Counselling Ministry will expose students to the Biblical processes of healing and restoration of the spirit and soul. The course is designed to be a time of deep personal growth and give foundational preparation for future ministry with people.

Many past students of the FCM in YWAM have testified to the life-changing experiences during the school as they met God in deeper ways, and then took that training to where it was needed most.

Find out more about the YWAM Centro Foundations for Counselling Ministry course on their web-site, ywamcmc.org.

YWAMers Podcast

I recently found a new podcast that was launched earlier this year called the “YWAMERS Podcast”. I’ve had listen to all the current episodes and think that if you like this podcast, want to learn about how people have engaged in different spheres of influence after being in Youth With A Missions, that you would like the YWAMERS Podcast as well.

Jordan & Keltie interview YWAMERS in the different spheres of society on each episode. You get to hear their stories, and learn about the challenges they faced and are facing and how they have learned to be a missionary in their Sphere of Influence.

Check out their web-site, ywamers.community, to find out more, and have a listen.

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Jul 08 2019

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Rank #4: Lesvos Summer Outreach, International Day for the Unreached, Go 2020, New YWAM Ship Amazing Grace

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Join Youth With A Mission in Greece for a summer outreach program, June 6 is the International Day for the Unreached, YWAMers assist in Brazil’s recovery from their deadliest environmental disaster, the YWAM Ship Amazing Grace is getting ready to set sail, Youth With A Mission is partnering with Global Outreach Day for Go 2020, YWAM Perth is providing health and youth services to outback communities in North West Australia, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast …

Thank you for downloading this, the 115 episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/115

Stories:

YWAM Lesvos Summer Program

This summer YWAM Lesvos is pulling together a team from around the world to come together to a Greek island to join a faith community where you will serve in the midst of the refugee crisis. In addition to serving refugees fleeing war from the Middle East you will work with local Greeks, bless the island with tourism, and see what YWAM Lesvos is like.

You can discover more of God as you pray together, eat together, serve the people in need together, grow together, pursuing a common goal of living for Jesus.

YWAM Lesvos does a lot of work with refugees on the island. We talked about some of their work in episodes 96 and episode 106, which can be found at ywampodcast.com/96 and ywampodcast.com/106.

If you want to have a look at the summer program at YWAM Lesvos then check out their web-site at ywamlesvos.com.

International Day of Prayer for the Unreached

June 6, 2019 is the International Day for the Unreached.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Matthew 24:14 tells us ” … the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come …”

Find out how you can get involved in the International Day of Prayer for the Unreached, June 6, 2019, at the Globalcast Resource web-site, globalcastresources.com.

The Tabernacle -- YWAM Amsterdam

Youth With A Mission has been ministering in Amsterdam since 1973 and has several locations around the country, one of these ministries is “The Tabernacle” …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find out more about YWAM Amsterdam, including “The Tabernacle” ministry at ywamamsterdam.com.

YWAMer assists in recovery from Brazil’s Deadliest Environmental Disaster

Earlier this year Brazil experienced their deadliest environmental disaster when a dam near an iron ore mine in Brumadinho burst it’s barrier, flooding another dam below that one. Churches have been actively working in the area, comforting hundreds of families in grief, and working with public agents who are offering humanitarian relief to the people in the region.

This incident is the deadliest mining disaster in the country, with around 300 people feared dead. The dam was inactive at the time, but was being used to hold back a sludge byproduct from iron ore mining.

The sludge from the dam cut through the dam’s complex, nearby farms, and the neighbourhood where many of the workers lived. It destroyed houses and vehicles in the area.

A YWAMer, Juliana Silveira, traveled from São Paulo to Brumadinho to help with the recovery in any what that she could. Since being there she has been able to help sort and screen donations, pray and emotionally support the people in the area.

You can read the full story on the Sight Magazine at sightmagazine.com.au.

YWAM Ship Amazing Grace to set sail

The YWAM Ship “Amazing Grace” is do to set sail this month. Originally designed as a pleasure yacht the vessel has been re-equipped with offices to provide medical and dental care, a kitchen area, and crew cabins for 25-people.  The boat will be used in more isolated areas that are difficult to access around the Sea of Cortez.

You can see more photos of the refurbished vessel through the link in the show notes, and also connect with YWAM Ships Mazatland on their web-site, ywammazatlan.com.

Go 2020

Youth With A Mission is partnering with Global Outreach Day for Go 2020…


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find out more at go2020.world to find out more about how to pray and share the Gospel all over the world in a joint effort of evangelism during the month of May 2020.

YWAM Marromeu, Mozambique

For the last few episodes of the YWAM News Podcast we have been hearing about the work that Youth With A Missions is involved with in Mozambique to help recover from Cyclone Idai. One of YWAM’s centres in Mozambique, YWAM Marromeu, has been working in Mozambique since 1999. Here is some of what they are doing …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more about their ministry on their web-site, ywammarromeu.org, and you can watch the full video in the shownotes at ywampodcast.com/115.

YWAM Mobile Health and Youth Service

Youth With A Mission in Perth, Australia has been invited to provide a health and youth service truck to reach “off road” communities in “The Kimberley”. The Kimberley is a region that covers almost half a million square kilometres and has many remote and isolated communities. These communities live with very little access to health facilities and are confined by rough roads.

The YWAM Service Truck will have an important emphasis of health education and the youth. Consistency of care, which is hoped to be provided through the service, provides strength to families and encourages a healthy lifestyle.

The 4x4 truck will work towards:

  • Mobile access to rural and remote communities
  • Partnering with existing health services
  • Provide health education
  • Coming alongside the youth with sports and celebration
  • Mobilizing professionals to help in these communities

Aboriginal health in Australia has not improved over the last 20-years and North West Australia has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world. We believe that it is God’s desire to bring change and hope in these communities. You can find out more, including how you could involved. at the YWAM Perth web-site, ywamperth.org.au.

Bevin Grinder on the Engaging Missions Podcast

On the last YWAM News Show Podcast Bevin Ginder shared with us about the top 5 missions topics that we should be prioritizing. Bevin was recently interviewed on the Engaging Missions Podcast, episode 256, where he shares about how to be a mobilizer in the World of Missions.

I’ve been listening to the Engaging Missions podcast for quite a few years, and really enjoy their content. They have some in depth interviews with many people involved in missions, and if you are interested in hearing another podcast about missions I would highly recommend that you check it out at engagingmissions.com.

Bless Mongolia Missions Trip

On the Engaging Missions interview with Bevin Ginder he talks a bit about Mongolia and how it’s become one of the highest per capita missions sending nations in the world, with it only needing about 10% of the number of Christians per missionary sent as America. There was something in the founding of the Christian Church in Mongolia that highlighted the importance of bringing the Gospel to the nations …

If you have ever wanted to visit Mongolia, and serve God their, YWAM North Cascades is sending a missions trip to the capital city of Mongolia (Ulaanbaantar) in August of this year. “Bless Mongolia” is a 2-week program focused on Bible distribution and outreach in the capital city. It’s a part of a global Christian effort to distribute Bibles to every home in Mongolia.

To find out how you could get involved in the outreach head over to ywamnorthcascades.com.

Training

School of Writing

In July YWAM San Jose in Costa Rica will be running the School of Writing.

The School of Writing will get students with all difference levels of expertise and teach them several types of writing in an environment where God is the centre and where everyone speaks the same creative language. Starting from scratch they show you how to become a professional writer through daily homework assignments and discussion groups that will help you to improve your writing.

Check out ywamsj.org to find out more about their School of Writing.

Learn to Live a Missional Lifestyle

YWAM Skien is running an online school to equip people who love Jesus to reach their city together …

The online school is meant to help you grow personally with God, be equipped with hands-on tools, and to be part of the transforming of Europe.

Some of what the Mission Europe Field Training that will be happening are:

  • Weekly video lessons
  • Practical assignments
  • Reading and Reflections
  • Live Webcasts
  • Small Group Discussions
  • Mentoring
  • Short Mission Trip
  • more …

The course is 6 modules designed to take 9 months to finish. It starts on 19th of August and finishes in June of 2020.

Visit their web-site at missioneurope.net to find out more.

School of Leadership Development

YWAM LosAngeles is running the School of Leadership Development starting in July …


Watch this video on YouTube.

SOLD is a new leadership school geared specifically toward training up this next generation of leaders. It will incorporate lectures from experienced speakers, home groups with key leaders, in-depth book studies, and hands-on projects to fulfill. SOLD will include Focus Tracks in which you can develop personal skillsets in a specific area, such as Worship, Communications, Preaching/Teaching and Administration. SOLD will also offer strategic internships as the optional outreach upon completion of the course.

Check out the School of Leadership Development on the YWAM LosAngeles web-site, ywamla.org.

School of Frontier Missions (SOFM)

If you have a passion to share the Gospel with people who have never heard about Jesus, want to go where the Good News has not yet reached, or want to get involved in bringing God’s Kingdom outside your own context and comfort zone, then a School of Frontier Missions could be for you …


Watch this video on YouTube.

The School of Frontier Missions is a specialized missionary training program designed to prepare YWAMers to take the Gospel to people groups where it has not yet reached. The school consists of two stages, a three-month theoretical phase and a practical phase that goes from 3-months to two years or more.

During the theoretical phase of the school you will be taught how to effectively serve in a frontier missions environment. The training includes topics such as:

  • the acquisition of a second language and culture
  • biblical basis of missions
  • church planting
  • missionary strategies
  • teamwork
  • raising of financial support
  • pastoral care
  • more …

In the practical phase of the school you will carry out the ministry project developed during the lecture phase.

In September a School of Frontier Missions is being run as a joint effort between YWAM Diramba, Nicaragua and YWAM San Jose, Costa Rica. You can find out more on the YWAM San Jose web-site, ywamsj.org.

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Rank #5: Cyclone Idai Response, YWAM Lebanon Fire, Stopping Traffic for the Unborn

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Cyclone Idai devastated South East Africa, including the destruction of two Youth With A Mission centres in Mozambique, YWAM Lebanon had their building destroyed by a fire, YWAM Ships Norway has deployed three shipping containers containing dental clinics and a workshop to the YWAM Liberty, YWAM Urban Keys in London took a pro-life stance in a protest in London, we get a report from The Send, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast …

Thank you for downloading this, the 113rd episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about in the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/113

Stories:

Cyclone Idai in Mozambique

Cyclone Idai crossed the coast in central Mozambique on the night of March 14, 2019. The cyclone had sustained winds of 195 km/h (120 mph) and damaged or destroyed thousands of structures. The strong winds were accompanied by heavy rain and flooding throughout Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.

It has been estimated that there are over 1000 deaths attributed to the cyclone so far, with some estimating that it could reach into the tens of thousands dead. Around 1.7 million people are affected across South East Africa, with 100,000 people needing urgent rescue near the city of Beira. There is no running water or electricity in much of the area, and many homes have been swept away and roads destroyed by floods. Over 400,000 Mozambicans are estimated to now be homeless.

There are reports of cholera in the area, and there is risk of other outbreaks, including malaria, which is already increasing.

Two Youth With A Mission centres have been affected by this natural disaster. Thankfully no YWAM staff or students have reportedly lost their lives, but they are trying to recover from the shock of the disaster. Both locations have had the majority of their buildings severely damaged.

YWAM Beira runs a home for 29 boys and young men and a community school for over 600 students. Classrooms, dorms and other facilities have all been damaged.

YWAM Dondo runs a preschool for 68 children, a laboratory to diagnose malaria and a HIV patient care program and pastors seminars and much more. The classrooms, accommodation, laboratory, and clinic have all been damaged.

There are also many people in the communities around the Youth With a Mission locations that are in desperate need of help.

Youth With A Mission is engaging in a unified response to this crisis. YWAM has linked up with RescueNet and Mercy Air to ensure that they are giving the best response possible. Mercy Air has already done a flyover assessment and RescueNet Europe is on their way to provide some of the necessary assistance.


Watch this video on YouTube.

To allow for a swift and coordinated flow of resources YWAM Southern Africa has set-up a dedicated office managed by John Sulter and Dave Peter at YWAM Muizenberg, South Africa. The office will manage donations and communications for people wanting to donate to help, and for people or teams who may wish to volunteer in the rebuilding effort.

You can contact the office directly to find out how to donate and help at mzidai@ywammuizenberg.org.

The situation in Mozambique is very serious. We ask that you would please be generous towards our brothers and sisters in Christ in Mozambique. They are in desperate need of food, water, shelter, and medical supplies. (source)

There are regular updates coming to us from the teams in South East Africa, and we will be updating you in the upcoming shows so that you can know what’s going on and how you can help.

YWAM Lebanon USA Fire

The YWAM Lebanon, Pennsylvania base had an accidental fire on the morning of March 27. At the time there were 17 people in the building. All 17 people evacuated the building without any injuries, but the entire building is destroyed.

In addition to the building being destroyed, so was all of their furniture, office equipment and supplies, computers, phones, cameras, personal items and clothing, and more …

They have started up a GoFundMe page to raise money to replace all of the lost items and are also looking for a temporary office space in the downtown area of Lebanon.

YWAM Ships Norway

The first “Think Inside the Box” containers from YWAM Norway arrived recently on-board the m/v YWAM Liberty. The three containers includes


  • 2 x Dental Clinics
  • Mobile Wood Workshop

The Mobile Wood Workshop will be used to help with the remodeling of the YWAM Liberty and the two clinics will be brought to Papua New Guinea to provide dental services to the people of PNG.

You can check out the YWAM Ships Norway web-site at ywamships.no to find out more about the Think Inside the Box Ministry, and how you or your church or ministry can get involved with fitting out your own container to serve in mercy missions.

YWAM Urban Keys Stop Traffic for the Unborn

On March 26 YWAM Urban Key in London, England YWAM Staff and Students took a stand for the unborn on International Day of the Unborn Child. They did this by stopping traffic on the Westminster Bridge for 9-minutes to stand for the 9-million lives lost since the abortion law pass in the UK in 1967.

In addition to paying tribute to all those babies that lost their lives, they also brought awareness in hope that society would stand up and make a difference for the lives fighting for their right to be born. An unborn baby is a human life, just like another other, and it has a right to live.

You can find out more about the protest on the YWAM London Urban Keys Facebook page.

“University in a Box” Mobile Classroom

YWAM San José, Costa Rica recently completed their first mobile classroom, or “University in a Box”. A team took a shipping container and put it through an adaptation process to transform it into a mobile classroom. Their desire is to take education to remote areas in their nation.

Based on the photos on YWAM San Jose’s Facebook Page it looks to be a very modern set-up, offering many options for training including STEM subjects.

Joshua Project App

YWAM Frontier Missions recently recommended an app for Unreached People Groups by the Joshua Project called “Unreached of the day”.

The app has information on over 7,000 UPGs. It features a different people group to learn about and pray for each day. For each group the app provides:


  • a brief description of the people
  • ministry obstacles
  • outreach ideas
  • prayer points for any existing followers of Jesus among them
  • prayer points for the entire people group
  • a map
  • resources in their language: Bibles; online audio New Testaments; Jesus Film; audio Gospel recordings; etc.
  • how to get involved: support a national missionary; help fund Bible translation; help fund Jesus Film in their language; use Facebook to share the gospel with people in a UPT; network with others interested in this people group

You can read about YWAM Frontier Missions recommendation on their web-site ywamfm.org, and you can download the app for Android or Apples devices at joshuaproject.net.

The Send Report

In the last news show we shared with you about the Send. Reports from The Send were extremely positive with:


  • Over 70,000 Christians gathered in Orlando for the Send, including many from Youth With A Mission, including our founder Loren Cunningham.
  • A report from The Send said that, “At The Send, we are calling every believer to take action. So far 16,656 have committed to fasting, 2,145 commitments to reaching High Schools, 1,878 committed to Universities, 4,134 committed to reaching their neighborhood. 482 have responded to the gospel.”

Schools:

Jesus’ last commandment to us was to:

… go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. (Mat. 28: 19-20)

Anyone that tell you not to go out and tell people about Jesus is telling you to disobey what Jesus actually told us to do. Youth With A Mission is all about “Knowing God and Making Him Known”, as such much of our training and ministries are built around that …

Muslim World School of Frontier Missions (SOFM)

The Muslim World School of Frontier Missions (SOFM) is for people who have a passion to share Jesus with Muslims. It’s for people who want to share Jesus in places where there are few known believers.

In Chaing Mai Youth With A Mission will be running a dual track School of Frontier Missions, preparing students to share the Good News with Muslims and Buddhists of Southeast and Central Asia. The training helps students to understand the worldview and belief systems of unreached people groups, plant growing churches, and get placed on a team that will help guide students as they learn the language and begin to bear fruit.

The school involves a lot of hands-on training. Staff and students will be experiencing different cultures, worship styles, and local-style evangelism throughout the school. They will visit local mosques and temples, spend time in local communities, and learn from the people around them. Students get to hear from experienced field workers, staff and church planters, who have had years of ministry experience, countless stories, and eye-opening case studies that the students can learn from

Head over to ywamchiangmai.org to find out more about this school and their outreach to the Muslim world.

School of Missional Justice (SMJ)

YWAM Wiler will be running the School of Missional Justice (SMJ) starting in June. During the course they will be looking at:


  • Why do the innocent suffer?
  • Why do the rich get richer and the poor get poorer?
  • Why are women and children victimized and exploited?
  • Why do I exist?
  • and more …

Some of the elements they will cover are:


  • A Biblical Christian Worldview
  • Creation and the Biblical View of Man
  • The Image of God and Ethics
  • The Fall (All Relationships are broken – to God, Self, Others, Creation…)
  • God’s plan of Redemption – fixing what is broken
  • The Kingdom of God
  • God’s plan for Restoration

The course is going to be run in YWAM Wiler in Switzerland, and you can find out more on their web-site, jmjmwiler.ch.

Coaching Workshop

In July the University of the Nations Kona, Hawaii will be running a Coaching Workshop to help participants to learn powerful skill for solving problems, reaching goals, and developing others …

This workshop is heavy on skill development. By the end of the week, students will have become practiced in the 12 core skills of coaching competency. Participants will also come away with an understanding of the elements which make coaching such a powerful avenue for change. They also will have gained an understanding of the differences between coaching, mentoring, consulting and counseling, thus enabling them to make a conscious choice of which modality to use.

During the workshop people will learn how to:


  • Operate effectively within The COACH Model.
  • Evaluate and determine their personal development needs.
  • Utilize 12 core coaching skills in order to facilitate the development of others.
  • Ask powerful questions.
  • Facilitate the discovery of solutions.
  • Empower others to draw on their own expertise and strengths.
  • Familiarize themselves with the four key elements that facilitate transformation.

Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find out more on the University of the Nations Kona web-site, uofnkona.edu.

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On the next episode of the the YWAM News Show Podcast we will share an update from YWAM in Venezuela and the new ministry vessel for YWAM Ships Aotearoa …

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Apr 22 2019

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Rank #6: Townsville Flood Response, The Send, Hockey Ministry in Russia

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YWAM Townsville operates as an emergency shelter during the floods in North Queensland, YWAM Kyiv has experienced a hectic few years with their ministry, The Send is happening this weekend in Florida, we bring you a behind the scene look at Tentmakers new album launch, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast…

Thank you for downloading this, the 112th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/112 …

Stories:

Townsville Flood Disaster

Townsville, Australia was hit by over a metre of rain in 7-days, which has caused a massive amount of damage to the city and region. YWAM Townsville has stepped up to help with the relief …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Despite being in one of the suburbs that was inundated by the flood waters, the YWAM location is located on higher ground and was not directly affected. You can visit the YWAM Townsville web-site at ywamtownsville.org to find out more.

YWAM Kyiv in Ukraine

In the last few years Ukraine has been through a lot, and YWAM has continued to minister there …

Check out their web-site, ywamkyiv.org for more.

The Send

Loren Cunningham is going to be at The Send! How about you? Join 60,000 believers as we choose to take action to reach our neighborhoods, high schools, college campuses and the nations!


Watch this video on YouTube.

This free event is happening this weekend, February 23, at Camping World Stadium in Florida, and you can find out more about it on their web-site, thesend.org.

Tentmakers out of YWAM North Cascades Music Launch

Tentmakers have just released their first album out of YWAM North Cascades. Have a listen to the the behind the scene story about the creation of their first album.

Connect with them on Facebook or on their web-site, tentmakers.net, where you can hear and connect to their music.

YWAM Converge Podcast

Last year we ran the first Online Podcasting in Missions Course and one of the podcasts that came out of it was The Converge Stories Podcast hosted by John Henry, the director of the Youth With A Mission Converge Program Office in Ocean City, New Jersey, USA. Each week he talks with guest about how God brings us to a “Converge Moment”, when everything comes together so that we can be a witness in a particular area of influence.

John has already put out over 20-episodes, with interviews with missionaries who have served all over the world, and in many different areas of society. They include people who have served in:

  • Madagascar
  • Colombia
  • India
  • Korea
  • Lebanon
  • Middle East
  • on College Campuses
  • in the area of Film and Communication
  • in the medical field
  • more…

Every week John produces a great podcast, and it has been exciting to work with him to get the podcast up and running.

Check out their web-site at convergestories.com to listen to episodes and to subscribe, it’s well worth your time …

YWAM Tacloban Ministry

YWAM has been ministering in Tacloban in the Philippines since the nation was hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda (Typhoon Haiyan) in 2013 …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can check out their Facebook Page for the latest news from their ministry.

YWAM Antipolo Mother’s Ministry

Also in the Philippines in YWAM Antipolo, which runs a Mother’s Ministry …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out ywamatc.com to find out more about their ministry.

YWAM Hockey in Russia

The YWAM Hockey Discipleship Training School is continuing their ministry into Russia, with the team currently on their way to Moscow for their last week of ministry in Russia.

YWAM Hockey is run out of Youth With A Mission in Canada and provides a unique way to connect with and minister to the youth in Russia. The Director of YWAM Russia says that:

YWAM Hockey’s ministry in Russia has upheld not only an outstanding standard of excellence, but also a Godly example of love & concern for the young men & women on the outreach teams. I have been privileged to witness how God uses Glen & Lorrain and their love of hockey to bring change both to their young students and also our nation.”

You can follow along with the YWAM Hockey Ministry on their Facebook Page.

YWAM Nuremberg

We have a couple of stories from YWAM Nuremberg in Germany.

Music and Missions


Watch this video on YouTube.

Arts and Missions


Watch this video on YouTube.

YWAM Wonderland


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find out even more about what is happening at that ministry on their web-site, ywamnuremberg.com.

YWAM Mumbai

The city of Mumbai in India has a population of over 21 million people! Youth With A Mission has been ministering there for quite a few years …

You can check out the YWAM Mumbai web-site in the shownotes, where you can find out more about the city and YWAM’s ministry there.

YWAM Niseko

It’s exciting to see how YWAM is looking at launching a new location in Niseko, Japan …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out their web-site, ywamniseko.org, to find out more about this new Youth With A Mission location in Japan.

YWAM Dunham Film & Acting Student Movies

Every January YWAM Dunham runs a film school and an acting school at their location in Quebec, Canada.

Find out more about the school on their web-site, jemdunham.com, which is linked to in the show notes.

YWAM Belt

For more than 20-years BELT has equipped leaders around the world to make a difference for Christ …

Belt Teaching Experience


Watch this video on YouTube.

To find out more about the BELT program you can check out their web-site, ywambelt.org.

School of Islamic Studies

I always get excited to hear about how God is moving in Arab Nations, and in the lives of Muslims throughout the Islamic World…

God is continuing to bring change in the lives of Muslims, and the School of Islamic Studies is one way that you can get involved in bringing that change. You can find out more about the school that starts in April and June on the YWAM Redding web-site, ywamredding.org.

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Feb 20 2019

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Rank #7: Family Ministry, Night Life Outreach, Buying a Sex Cinema, YWAM Honoured at Buckingham Palace

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YWAM foundational value #15 is about Families, and there are ministries all over the world with a focus on families, YWAM Romania outreaches to the party scene on the coastal beaches, YWAM looks at buying an old sex cinema in Greece, YWAM Medical Ships Australia is honoured at Buckingham Palace, and more on this episode of the YWAM News Show Podcast …

Thank you for downloading this, the 110th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/110 …

Stories:

YWAM Family Ministry International

YWAM Foundational Value # 15 states:

YWAM affirms the importance of families serving God together in missions, not just the father and/or mother. We encourage the development of strong and healthy family units, with each member sharing the call to missions and contributing their gifts in unique and complementary ways.

With a focus on this foundational value, YWAM Family Ministries has a mission:

To disciple families with biblical principles for life and relationships that they may be transformed and become agents of transformation -- expanding God’s kingdom and bringing His blessing to the nations.

I’ll let them explain it themselves …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Darlene Cunningham Shares about Strengthening the Family

At the latest Youth With A Missions Gathering, YWAM Together in Thailand, Darlene Cunningham, one of YWAM’s founders, share with us why it’s important to be strengthening families…


Watch this video on YouTube.

YWAM Family Ministries is involved in many ministries around the world, including training, outreach, family camps, counseling, resource development, and more…

Family Ministry Camps in Slovakia

One of the ministries that they run are family camps in Slovakia.

This past summer three family camps were run in Slovakia with over 470 participants, including children and their team. Each day during the camps included humour, Biblical teaching and application, small groups, personal stories, fun and sports, and outreach and service opportunities. Story here.

Families in Ministry Book

The Leaders of YWAM Family Ministries, Andreas and Angela Frész have been married since 1980 and have served in YWAM in 70 different nations. During that time they have been blessed with 2 children and 7 grandchildren.

It was at a Family Ministries camp 30-years ago that their marriage was saved. Since then they have built a strong marriage team, and a strong family.

The change in their life was such that they have recorded what God has done in their lives, and what He can do in your life, in the Families in Ministries book.

If you head over to families-in-ministry.com, you can sign up to receive the first chapter for free, have a look at more of their resources, and order the book for yourself.

Over 1000 Family Ministry Opportunities in YWAM

I had a look at the YWAM.org web-site and using the search feature I found that there are actually over 1000 different family ministry opportunities in the mission. This includes almost 350 outreaches and almost 100 different training opportunities around the world. If getting involved in family ministry is something that you are interested in I would recommend that you check the YWAM Global web-site and see what opportunities are available to you…

YWAM Romania Night Life Outreach

Every year thousands of young people pass through the coastal beaches on the Black Sea in Romania. Starting this year YWAM Romania has been sending teams into the party scene on night shifts and early morning shifts, six nights a week for the months of July and August. They are connecting with people on those nights hand have led to thousands of people hearing the gospel message, many meaningful conversations, and opportunities for God to intervene in their lives as they prayed with them on the street.

There is a really encouraging testimony on the YWAM Central Europe Conversations web-site about one of these interactions with a young man and woman that was spread out of two weeks of interactions. Check it out over at ywamce.blogspot.com.

YWAM Thessaloniki Buys a Sex Cinema

YWAM Thessaloniki has a major opportunity to purchase a property in their neighbourhood that was previously used for a sex cinema …


Watch this video on YouTube.

This is an opportunity for YWAM Thessaloniki to take a huge step of faith and bring light to where darkness once flourished in Greece. You can help to support this vision on their online funding page here.

YWAM Medical Ships Australia Honoured at Buckingham Palace

Her Royal Highness Princess Anne honoured Mr Ken Mulligan, Managing Director of YWAM Medical Ships Australia, and Dr Daryl Holmes, Managing Director of 1300SMILES, were acknowledged for their service in Papua New Guinea. (PNG). They were both awarded with an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE). Ken received the award in acknowledgement for his services to the community and rural healthcare through YWAM Medical Ships.

You can read the full story, including a statement from YWAM Medical Ships, on their web-site at ywamships.org.au.

The Reshma Project -- YWAM Asheville

After an outreach to Mumbai, India in 2016 YWAM Asheville launched a new ministry called “The Reshma Project” …

Find out more at the YWAM Asheville web-site, ywamasheville.org.

YWAM North Cascades Moves into a Windmill

In an exciting development YWAM North Cascades have moved into a hotel in their area called “The Mill Inn”. The building is an iconic cornerstone of Downtown Lynden, and needs to be seen to be really appreciated.

You can check out a photo of The Mill Inn on the YWAM Podcast web-site, ywampodcast.com/110, and you can also find a link to YWAM North Cascades to read more about their ministry and their continued growth.

YWAM St. Vincent and the Grenadines Breaks Ground

YWAM St. Vincent and the Grenadines will be breaking ground this month on the 42 acres of land gifted to them on Mayreau. They will be constructing a discipleship training school and camping grounds to accommodate families from across the globe. In addition to the institution they will also be building a soccer field for the kids on the Grenadine island.

You can find out more about their ministry on their Facebook page.

YWAM Harpenden -- Mission Adventures

Every year YWAM Harpenden runs various mission adventure trips around Europe …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Mission Adventure trips are run around the world, by many different YWAM ministry locations. You can find out more about the YWAM Harpenden mission adventure trips on their web-site, ywamharpenden.org.

School of Transformational Business (SOTB) at YWAM Dubai

From March 3 -- 28 on Dubai YWAM will be running the School of Transformational Business.

The School of Transformational Business (SOTB) is a course, which includes 4 weeks of lecture phase and optional internship. The lecture phase covers:

  • What is Business As Missions
  • The Original Foundation and Historical Foundation of Business as Mission
  • What is missions
  • YWAM Values in Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Overview of a Business as Mission plan
  • Vision and Mission Statements and Values
  • Godly Perspective of Marketing
  • Creating with Creator
  • Innovation
  • Sales and Distribution
  • Risk taking in faith
  • How to seize the God given opportunity
  • Leadership in Business
  • Discipleship in Business

During the lecture phase there are small groups, book reports and a Project -- Business With A Mission Plan. Outreach/internship is encouraged as a way to put into practice what one learns in the lecture phase. It will consist of being apart of a Business and practicing difference aspects of the business from being in sales to management to involvement in seeing the financials

Visit ywamdubai.com to find out more.

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Rank #8: YWAM Together, Frontier Missions, and Prayers for Pittsburgh

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Over 3800 YWAMers from around the globe gathered in Thailand for YWAM Together 2018, John Henry shares what it means to Abide in Christ, we have a look at YWAM Frontier Missions and some of the work that they are doing around the world, and we join with YWAM Pittsburgh praying for their community and first responders after the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighbourhood.

Thank you for downloading this, the 109th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/109 …

Stories:

Today we will start the show with a special message from John Henry about what it means to Abide in Christ.


Watch this video on YouTube.

John Henry is a part of YWAM Converge, which has a vision to make a difference in every sphere of influence by connecting interns from around the world to missional organisations.

John Henry is participating in the Podcasting in Missions course that is currently ongoing and is working on the YWAM Converge Podcast. The YWAM Converge Podcast already has interviews about healthcare, communications, and business, as well as interviews with mission leaders like Tom Bloomer. You can connect to them at their link in the show notes at ywampodcast.com/109.

What is YWAM Frontier Missions?

In this episode I wanted to take a deeper dive into YWAM Frontier Missions to see what the ministry is, and what they do …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Danny Lehman shares with us about why we should be engaging in Frontier Missions…


Watch this video on YouTube.

YWAM Frontier Missions has been active in nations all over the world, including many that historically have had little or no Christian presence.

YWAM Mongolia

An example of what YWAM Frontier Missions is doing in Mongolia


Watch this video on YouTube.

By 1996 that movement has grown to over 400 baptised believers in 27 house churches, and continued to grow …

Mongolia Part 2 -- To The Buryats And Beyond


Watch this video on YouTube.

Mongolia Part 3 -- First Own People, Now Others


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can check out the show notes at ywampodcast.com/109 to watch the second and third part of the story that ends up with there now being over 200,000 believers in Mongolia, and missionaries from Mongolia going out into other unreached people and making new disciples there.

If you want to find out more about YWAM Frontier Missions, they work they are doing around the world, and how you can get involved, visit ywamfm.org.

YWAM Pittsburgh City Outreach

With the recent mass shooting at a Jewish Synagogue in Pittsburgh the YWAM Centre their put out a plea for prayer for their city and especially for the Jewish community and the first responders.

YWAM has been ministering in Pittsburgh since 2001, with a special focus on City Ministries since 2011.

Some of the focus of this City Ministry include:


  • Ministering to the thousands of refugees who have made Pittsburgh home from their nations of Bhutan, Nepal, Burma, Somalia, Iraq, Iran, D. R. Congo, Liberia, Sudan, Tanzania, Burundi, and Cuba.
  • Running a “Kidz Club” for refugee and international youth from the Prospect Park community in Brentwood
  • Operating an after-school, homework help program
  • Hosting an open gym to connect with middle and high school guys in the Sheraden neighbourhood
  • Running a girls group to encourage and connect with girls in the West End of Pittsburgh
  • Doing evangelism on the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University campuses, and building relationships with the students there
  • Serving the local churches by running a 12-week Discipleship Bible school, and running a one-day training and outreach trip for church groups

You can find out more the ministry of YWAM Pittsburgh at their web-site, ywampittsburgh.com.

YWAM Together Final Report

In September YWAM Together ran in Thailand. Reports from the gathering have been extremely positive, with participants ranging from YWAM leaders young and old, who came from many different countries, with stories of faith in action that inspired many who were there.

Phil Porter, the national director of YWAM Thailand, said that:

“Our dream and prayer was that the attendance, the worship and every aspect of the YWAM Together program would reflect the diversity of our global YWAM family, and especially the majority world. That dream was fulfilled this week and I believe it brought great joy to God’s heart!”.

I you were not able to be there, many of the sessions can be seen on the YWAM Global Youtube page, youtube.com/ywam. You can also read the full report back from the gathering on the YWAM Global web-site, ywam.org.

YWAM Harbour City Typhoon Mangkhut Recovery

On September 16 Typhoon Mangkhut crossed the coast of Hong Kong. The village that YWAM Harbour City was located in was hit by the typhoon but thankfully everyone in the village was safe. They were busy helping locals clean up fallen trees, broken glass, and debris.

YWAM Harbour City Christmas Outreach

YWAM Harbour City is doing their Christmas Outreach from December 12 -- 25.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Visit ywamharbourcity.org to find out more.

YWAM Ship in Bougainville

The YWAM Ship the m/v YWAM Liberty is engaged in their first outreach to Bougainville, PNG


Watch this video on YouTube.

Learn more about YWAM Ships Kona at their website: ywamships.net

YWAM Ships Australia -- 1000th Eye Surgery

The YWAM Ships Australia vessel the MV YWAM PNG was recently anchored near Goodenough, Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea. While they were there they preformed many eye surgeries …

One of the surgeries was to remove a cataract from a 57 year old woman named Margaret. Margaret has a large family whom she loves spending time with, but she has been restricted with her ability to work along side them for the last seven years due to her failing vision.

The surgery will allow Margaret to resume many of the activities that she has been unable to do due to her poor eye sight. You can read more about Margaret’s story on the YWAM Ships Australia web-site, ywamships.org.au.

On the ship’s latest deployment the surgeons also performed their 1000th eye surgery!

Again, you can find out more about the YWAM Ships Australia ministry at ywamships.org.au.

YWAM Manancial Children’s Ministry Testimony

Another YWAM Ministry in Papua New Guinea is YWAM Mount Hagen. They are currently runing a Children’s ministry called YWAM Manancial …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out their Facebook Page to find out more.

YWAM Belo Horizonte Street Children Ministry

YWAM Belo Horizonte in Brazil has a special focus on ministry among children, teenagers at risk, and their families in the urban needy communities of Belo Horizonte. God has called them to work towards a transformation in the spiritual, physical, emotional, intellectual, social, and economic areas of their lives. They are also dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of children, women, and men who are trapped in the human trafficking industry.

The ministry runs three different training courses in their work towards mobilizing, discipling, and training others to make an impact on children and teenagers at risk and their families all over the world. The courses that they run are:


  • Discipleship Training School
  • Children at Risk Course
  • Community Development School

They also run four different support centres in the community:


  • The Rescue House
  • The Restoration House
  • The Refuge House
  • The Sower House

In addition to the support centres they also have two community centres:


  • The Rock House
  • The Lighthouse

Watch this video on YouTube.

Visit the show notes at ywampodcast.com/109 to check out the YWAM Belo Horizonte web-site.

YWAM Children at Risk School

In April 2019 YWAM Muizenberg, South Africa will also be running their Children in Risk School (CAR).

This school is for Christians who are passionate about reaching out to children at risk, including street children, kids from broken families, orphans, children with HIV/AIDS, and many other categories of children at risk. The information and methods are developed in such a way that students can put them into practice straight away during the 3 month lecture phase. Following the lecture phase, students can participate in an optional 3 to 6 month internship with an organization working with children at risk.

You can find out more about the Children at Risk School at the YWAM Muizenberg Web-site, ywammuizenberg.org.

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Rank #9: YWAM Responds to Kerela Floods, Fight Against Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery

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Youth With A Mission responds to the devastating floods in Kerela, India, we explore the global problem of human trafficking and what YWAM is doing to fight it, now is your last chance to register for YWAM Together 2018 in Thailand, YWAM works to bring relief to Lombok, Indonesia after a recent earthquake, YWAM Organic brings us three new stories this month, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast …

Thank you for downloading this, the 108th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/108 …

Stories:

YWAM Task Force for Kerala Flood Victims

Floods in the southern Indian state of Kerala have killed over 350 people since June. According to YWAM Kochi, which is in the state of Kerala, it is the worst natural disaster that they have seen. The rains have forced authorities to open 33 dams in the state and the majority of the state is flooded. Roads are washed away and places have been completely isolated.

YWAM Kochi is responding to the needs in their state in a few different ways…

Already hundreds of people are staying at their location, and there are government doctors visiting and helping the people staying there. They have an urgent need of:

  • Blankets
  • Bed sheets
  • Mats
  • Food

YWAM Kochi is also putting together a task force of skilled and able people to assist with the rehabilitation of the Flood Victims.

If you are able to help with either of these needs visit their web-site, ywamkochi.org, to get in touch with them, or contact then through their Facebook page.

The Global Fight Against Human Trafficking and Slavery

Are we doing enough in the global fight against modern slavery and human trafficking?

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), an agency of the United Nations, UN, there are currently an estimated 40.3-million people in modern slavery and 152 million in child labour around the world.

Of the victims of modern slavery 1 in 4, or over 10-million, are children.

Many of these victims are exploited in the private sector, such as domestic work, construction, or agriculture. Almost 5-million are victims in the commercial sex industry, of which 99% are women.

Often overlooked in the modern slavery numbers is also the over 15-million people, of whom almost 85% are women, who are in forced marriages. Over a third of all victims of forced marriage were children at the time of the marriage.

Of those people who are trafficked, 99% are never rescued!


Watch this video on YouTube.

There are many examples of modern day slavery happening around the world …

Human Trafficking in Nepal and India

Recently a team from YWAM Madison visited a village in Nepal and saw first hand the results of human trafficking on the village there.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Slave Labour in the Middle East Gulf States like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Recent furore over an Intragram post by a Kuwaiti blogger helped to highlight the plight of many so called “domestic servants” in the Middle East, who are treated no better than slaves. This blogger said:

“How can you have a servant at home who keeps their own passport with them?” asked Alqattan in a video that has since been removed. “What’s worse is they have one day off every week, To take a day off every week, that’s four days a month,” she said.

“Those are the days that she’ll be out. And we don’t know what she’ll be doing on those days, with her passport on her.

“How can you have a servant at home who gets to keep their passport with them? If they ran away and went back to their country, who’ll refund me?

Unfortunately those conditions are not uncommon in the Middle East, with migrant workers typically having their freedoms severely limited by their “employers”. This includes:


  • Being locked in the house with no way to get out
  • Having their passports taken from them
  • Wages being withheld
  • Not having access to any form of communication
  • Only being allowed to go out of the house while being escorted by a member of their “employers” family
  • Being subject to sexual and physical assault, without protection from local law enforcement
  • Being forced to work 21-hour days
  • Not being allowed to chose their own employer and being sold and passed around like slaves
  • Not being allowed to leave the country with their “employers” permission

Many of these abuses are made possible because of the Kafala System, which affects over 23 million workers, that is present in many rich Arab Gulf States in the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. It is estimated that in Saudi Arabia, and other Gulf States, there are over a million slaves.

Slave Labour Building the World Cup 2022 Facilities

Qatar is due to host the upcoming 2022 Football / Soccer Fifa World Cup. There has been intense scruteny over the use of foreign and migrant workers in the building of these facilities, with many claiming that the industrial and construction workers are being housed in inhumane conditions, and that basic safety measure for the workers is being ignored.

Even last month as France celebrated their win in the 2018 World Cup there are fresh reports coming out of Qatar of the horrific conditions that the migrant workers are subject to.

Sharan Burrow is an advocate for workers rights in Qatar and recently gave an interview about the migrant worker situation in Qatar …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Despite pledging to make reforms to their migrant worker system in Qatar reports continue to come out about their failure to follow through.

Slavery at Sea -- South East Asia Slavery and Human Trafficking

Just North of where I am here in Australia there is more accounts of slave labour in the fishing fleets of South East Asia.

A few years ago Australia banned the import of seafood from that part of the world, and I, like many, complained about it because of the huge increases in the cost of the seafood. The reason for the ban was because of the reports of rampant slave labour in the crews of many of the fishing vessels in the area. If I had actually know then what I know now, I would have been all for the ban …


Watch this video on YouTube.

That audio was pulled from a larger report and story from the Guardian. I would highly recommend that you have a look at the link in the show notes at ywampodcast.com/108 where you can watch the full 15-minute mini-documentary, and read their full report.

While that original story is from 2014, reports from even last year indicate that the practice of murder, slavery, and forced labour in the fishing industry is still prevalent…

Child Soldiers

Unfortunately child soldiers are still commonly used around the world in some state armies and many non-state militias.

Most of these children were kidnapped from their homes, and their families were killed or enslaved. They are forced to be fighters, cooks, suicide bombers, human shields, messengers, spies, or for sexual purposes. There are estimated to be over 300,000 child soldiers in the world today.

These children live in a state of shock and in desperate need of medical and psychological attention. As soldiers they suffer in many overwhelming ways:


  • 90% of them would have been beaten
  • 88% witness murder
  • 86% are threatened with death
  • 59% have been commanded to abduct other children
  • 53% are commanded to commit murder
  • 26% have been raped

(source: here)

Slave and Child Labour in Mining, Agriculture, and Industry

Around the world many people, including children, are used for industrial, agriculture, and mining. Many of these people live in slave like conditions …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Where is there child and slave labour:


  • Garment industry
  • Mining -- Gold, Diamonds, Rare Minerals
  • Fruit, Tobacco, Coffee, and Coco Picking
  • Household workers / servants

What is YWAM Doing?

We are as Christians called to bring justice to these people…


… Learn to do good;

seek justice,

rescue the oppressed,

defend the orphan, plead for the widow.

Isaiah 1:17

and …


What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.

James 2:14-17

and …


He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.

Deut. 10:18

Around the world YWAM is involved in many different ministries to victims of human trafficking and modern slavery:

Freedom 61 YWAM Lavia

YWAM Latvia runs their Freedom 61 ministry in Riga …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find out more about their ministry, including more about the Cafe, the Old Town Outreach, the Women’s Center, and how to get involved on their web-site, freedom61.org.

YWAM Budapest, Hungary -- Hope Dies Last

Hope Dies Last is a justice ministry reaching out creatively to trafficked, marginalised, and exploited people. Their desire is to serve with excellence, creating media for under resourced organisations and addressing the root causes of human trafficking and sexual exploitation.


Watch this video on YouTube.

The goal of the Hope Dies Last ministry is to see people living in freedom, knowing their inherent worth, and contributing to society in a meaningful way.

They work throughout Central Europe and is based out of Budapest, Hungary. There are ways that you could get involved short term, long term, with “small-time activism”, and through prayer.

Hope Dies Last is also participating in the Shine Conference in Bad Blankenburg, Germany from October 4 -- 7, 2018. The focus of the Shine Conference in to free people from slavery.

Check out hopedieslast.org to find out more.

YWAM Thailand

YWAM Thailand is actively involved in human trafficking prevention. This includes many different ministries, including:


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can see many of YWAM Thailand’s efforts towards the prevention of human trafficking on their web-site, ywamthai.org.

YWAM Perth Priceless

YWAM Perth Australia runs a ministry called “Priceless” that works toward the prevention, release, and care for those who are enslaved …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Priceless works towards five different objectives:


  1. Prevention
  2. Advocacy
  3. Research and Investigation
  4. Networking
  5. Restoration

There are many ways that you can get involved, visit ywamperth.org.au to find out more.

YWAM Bali Safe House

University of the Nations Bali is in the pioneering stage of establishing an anti-human trafficking center and safe house. Through their Girls in Crisis ministry that began in 2007 they are well established with many girls in Bali, and they desire to expand that ministry and continue to help the girls to get out of the sex-trade.

Check out uofnbali.org to find out more.

UofN Cambodia

University of the Nations Cambodia runs Children at Risk ministries in Chom Choa and Bati.


Watch this video on YouTube.

UofN Cambodia runs community centres in both locations where they offer:


  • Kid’s Clubs
  • Education and School Support
  • A Christ Centred Environment
  • Sports Ministries
  • Social Issues Awareness Seminars

You can find out more on the University of the Nations Cambodia web-site, uofnphnompenh.com.

YWAM India Street Children Ministry

Left on their own India’s street children are exploited, abused, denied parenting, a safe home, food, and education. They are also easy targets to be recruited for child labour and to be trafficked. YWAM has projects to aid street children in various locations in India where they


  • Reunite children with their families
  • Get the children permanently off the streets
  • Prepare the children to live in society
  • Provide homes for the children that are truly destitute
  • Offer counselling for disturbed children

YWAM India has ministered to over 7000 children through their shelters in Chennai, Hyderbad, Kolkata, and Delhi. Some of these children stay at the shelters and some drop in for a daily bath and meal. To date the shelters have reunited over 60 children with their families, enrolled others in school, and provided vocational training to other boys who now hold well paying jobs.

Check out ywamindia.org to find out more.

More …

If you are currently involved in ministry to modern slaves or victims of human trafficking let me know as I would love to share more on the next episode of the YWAM News Show Podcast.

YWAM Together 2018 -- Invitation from Darlene Cunningham

Just a reminder that YWAM Together 2018 will be happening in Thailand from September 2 -- September 7.


Watch this video on YouTube.

YWAM Together 2018 (YT2018) is for all YWAMers and YWAM alumni who are engaged throughout the spheres of society. Last I heard they are expecting around 3000 people to be in attendance! Our YWAM global family are coming from across the globe and we want you there too. Prepare to be refreshed, renewed, challenged, encouraged, loved and supported.

Visit the YWAM Together web-site, ywamtogether.com, and prayerfully consider attending.

YWAM Response to Lombok Earthquake

In early August the Indonesian island of Lombok was devastated by an earthquake that left over 300-dead. Since the initial earthquake the island has been hit by over 450 aftershocks, that have continued to deliver damage to the communities.

The magnitude 7.0 earthquake damaged or destroyed nearly 68,000 homes and has left over 270,000 people homeless or displaced.

A team from UofN Bali is planning to go to one of the remote villages in Lombok with relief supplies. Some of the YWAM staff members know the people and the area around the village. Most of the homes have been destroyed and the people are sleeping in the rice fields. Their needs are for tarps, tents, blankets, rice, water, and other food items.

UofN Bali is currently raising the money for the relief items to bring with the team, and you can find out more on their web-site, uofnbali.org.

New Stories on YWAM Organic

This month YWAM Organic, at ywamorganic.org, bring us another three exciting stories from around the mission.


Watch this video on YouTube.

The stories that are featured this month are about:


  • Reach One Touch One ministry in Uganda
  • Global Gates -- Post Secular Cities
  • The Eternal Way -- Hinduism

You can see the full stories on the YWAM Organic web-site, ywamorganic.org.

Training

Podcasting in Missions Course

In a recent article at the Independent Australia podcasting was likened to be the new Gutenberg Revolution. Edison Research has recently found that 44% of American’s have listened to a podcast, and 26% of people in the USA have listened to a podcast in the last month.

Podcasting offers a unique medium to communicate with people online. It’s not limited in time or format like traditional media, and has the potential to reach a global audience.

Starting on September 24 we are launching the first YWAM Podcasting in Missions Course. It’s a twelve week online course that includes online video teaching by David Jackson from the School of Podcasting, and online group meetings for all of us doing the course together.

During the course we will be looking at topics such as:


  • Planning your podcast
  • Developing quality and engaging content
  • Recording techniques, software, and hardware
  • Publishing your Podcast
  • more…

At the end of the 12-weeks you will have launched a podcast for your personal ministry or YWAM location.

Find out more about the course, and sign up for updates about it, at ywampodcast.com/course.

Filming on your Tastebuds -- 3-week Film Making Seminar

YWAM Newcastle is running the “Filmmaking On Your Tastebuds” seminar from November 19 -- December 8th …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Read more on the YWAM Newcastle web-site, ywamnewcastle.com.

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Thank you for joining us, I hope that you can join us again next time when we look at YWAM’s Frontier Missions ministry …

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Rank #10: Polio Outbreak in PNG, Stopping Child Killing in the Amazon, Podcasting in Missions Course

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YWAM is working to stop the killing of children in the Amazon, John Dawson invites us to YWAM Together in Thailand, YWAM Ships Australia responds to the Polio outbreak in Papua New Guinea, the Podcasting in Missions course will be launching in September, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast …

Thank you for downloading this, the 107th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison.

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/107 …

Stories:

Bringing Justice to the Children of Amazonian Tribes in Brazil

In a recent article on the Foreign Policy Magazine web-site entitled “The Right to Kill -- Should Brazil keep its Amazon tribes from taking the lives of their children?” (here).

I’ll be honest, I was rather shocked that was even a question that needs to be asked! I wasn’t the only one to find that question shocking, obviously, and the people over at Get Religion wrote up a good article about it as well…

Much of the article builds off of the work of missionaries and non-profits, and their work to eliminate infanticide among indigenous tribes in the Amazon. It includes reference to Hakani, who was a girl saved from being killed by her tribe, first by her brother, and then by YWAM Missionaries serving in Brazil …


Watch this video on YouTube.

As hard as it is to believe, there are some anthropologists and critics who believe that the tribes should be left alone, and let the children be killed as it is their “traditional custom and practice”, and any attempt to stop it is the equivalent of cultural colonialism. Others however rightly state that “Certain cultural practices here are incompatible with human rights, they need to be thwarted. There is no middle ground.”.

Thankfully even among other Amazonian Indians there is a general feeling of relief that this issue is being addressed …

Over 350 Indians, including chiefs from 7 tribes, gathered at the well-known Leonardo Outpost in Xingu Reservation for 2 days to discuss how indigenous families could be better educated about alternatives to infanticide. A follow-up meeting among health agents is presently being planned to strategize further. These are not efforts from outside groups imposing a course of action; these are the Indians themselves, taking responsibility for their own destinies and taking initiatives that will, in the end, benefit their tribal societies.

The example that Hakani was to the tribe that originally tried to kill her has inspired others from that tribe to seek medical attention for their children, rather than resort to infanticide.

More information about Hakani, and the Atini non profit that is still working for the rights of the indigenous childrenin Brazil on their web-site, atini.org.br.

YWAM Soroti, Uganda

On the last episode we shared with you about the Amecet Children’s Home, which is a part of YWAM Soroti, Uganda. In addition to the ministry to children YWAM Soroti also has a Discipleship Training School, Prison Ministry, Women’s Ministry and more …


Watch this video on YouTube.

I would encourage you to check out their web-site, ywamsoroti.com, to find out more about YWAM Soroti.

YWAM Together 2018 John Dawson Invitation

The YWAM Together gathering will be happening in Pattaya , Thailand from September 2 -- September 7 …


Watch this video on YouTube.

YWAM Together 2018 in Pattaya, Thailand is set to be one of the largest and most diversely attended gatherings in the history of the YWAM global movement. We are expectant that as we gather before God, He will strengthen our relationships and speak to us afresh.

You need a Word of the Lord not to be there!   – Darlene Cunningham, Co-Founder

YWAM Together 2018 (YT2018) is for all YWAMers and YWAM alumni who are engaged throughout the spheres of society. Our YWAM global family are coming from across the globe and we want you there too. Prepare to be refreshed, renewed, challenged, encouraged, loved and supported.

Please prayerfully consider attending and register soon on the YWAM Together web-site, ywamtogether.com.

YWAM Sails to Help Polio Outbreak in PNG

Papua New Guinea has seen an outbreak of Polio in the Morobe Province. They will help health officials conduct a vaccine drive after a recent Polio outbreak, which is the first outbreak in the country since 1996. The virus was first discovered in a young boy in the Lufa Mountain settlement in Lae city.

YWAM Medical Ships volunteers and Morobe Provincial Health workers will form teams to do a large vaccine drive throughout the Finschhafen district. Teams will be deployed via small boats, 4WD vehicles, and a helicopter.

You can find out more about the deployment on the YWAM Medical Ships Australia web-site, ywamships.org.au.

YWAM Liberty Officially Commissioned

This month saw the retirement of the M/V Pacific Link from it’s service with YWAM Ships. She has been operating for 25-years in the Pacific, with stints in Tauranga, New Zealand, then Townsville, Australia, and finishing her service in Kona, Hawaii.

The Pacific Link was originally built as a Japanese fishing vessel, and then acquired by YWAM and been involved in many great ministry opportunities.

While the M/V Pacific Link was being retired, the YWAM Liberty was being officially commissioned.

The YWAM Liberty is YWAM’s first container ship. The ship provides a modular response to developmental needs, and the initiative will allow YWAM to increase the long-term engagement on remote islands.

The YWAM Liberty’s first deployment includes containers configured with medical supplies and a woodworking shop. In follow up deployments they plan to build out classrooms, accommodations, IT labs, and more …

Read more here.

YWAM Ships s/v Ruach Returns to Newcastle after 9-Month PNG Deployment

At the beginning of July the S/V Rauach arrived safely back in Newcastle Harbour after a 9-month deployment to Papua New Guinea. The crew was welcomed back in an official ceremony by the mayor and local member of parliament …

You can find out more on the YWAM Newscastle web-site, ywamshipsnewcastle.org.au.

YWAM United Arab Gulf 2019

YWAM United has spent the last two-years doing outreach in Athens, Greece. They have seen hundreds of people healed, saved, and set free at their United Outreaches.

God has presented a way for them to host a special YWAM United Event with YWAMers, worshippers, and believers from all over the world in January and February of 2019. The ‘Arab Gulf’ is an extremely diverse place that holds great opportunities for people from all over the world to hear the gospel and encounter God in a way that they never have before.

During the outreach they will be spending time in worship and prayer, doing strategic evangelism in the streets, and also doing Bible distribution to key people groups and languages.

If this is something that you, or your ministry locations would want to be involved in, check out the YWAM United web-site, ywamunited.com, to find out more.

Training

Podcasting in Missions Course

So I’ve been continuing to work on the development of the the Podcasting in Missions Course that we will be starting in September, which is only a month away!

I’ve been exploring more of the course that we will be working together on and these are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • Planning your Podcast
  • Developing quality and engaging content
  • Choosing the right equipment and software
  • Building a web-site for your podcast
  • Publishing your Podcast
  • Engaging with your audience
  • more …

At the end of the three-month online course you will have released a podcast in support of your ministry centre or your personal ministry.

We will be connecting with each other weekly during the course so that we can help and support each other, and share ideas and resources whenever possible. During the course I will also be working on developing a new podcast about missions that I plan to launch near the end of the course. I’ve got a few ideas, but want to develop it with you so that we can walk through the steps together.

There is room in the course for eight students, and you can do the course from your own location as the training will be online, and the group sessions will be over Google Hangouts.

Check out ywampodast.com/course to sign up for more information about the course, and find out how you can get involved…

School of International Relations & Diplomacy (SIRD)

YWAM Harpenden running the SIRD from September to December of this year.

The School of International Relations and Diplomacy (SIRD) aims to equip students to engage confidently and implicationally with the dome of international relations and diplomacy within the sphere of government. The goal is that students will be able to reflect God’s heart and kingdom values as they serve, wrestle, and engage with very real issues and dilemmas that dominate the complex global sphere.

Out of the school they want to create and opportunity for students to engage in this particular field, to create an excitement, a confidence, an the ability to think implicationally though the dilemmas and hard questions that do not have easy answers, and to do so with integrity and grace.

Some of the topics and issues that the 12-weeks school will be looking at include:

  • Biblical view of the sphere of government, with a focus on international relations and diplomacy
  • Understanding political justice, international law, and their consequences
  • The rise and fall of the great empires found in the bible
  • The importance of history and its impact
  • The impact of Europ, the division of social, church, and government power
  • Human Rights and the violations thereof
  • Regional conflicts and terrorism
  • The rhetoric of religious extremism
  • The cause of conflict
  • Information and disinformation strategies
  • Current events and their cause and effect
  • more …

When I was in Switzerland they were running a similar course to this called the GIS, Government and International Studies. It was a facinating school, and out of it some of the participants were able to continue on to have internships with different politicians around the world, thus gaining an even deeper understanding of the process.

As we look around the world it’s pretty obvious that there is a need for Godly influence in the international relations and diplomacy, and this course looks like a great way to begin to gain a greater understanding of how to get involved.

Find out more on their web-site, ywamharpenden.org.

School of Missions

University of the Nations Battambang in Cambodia is running the School of Missions school starting in September of this year.

The School of Missions is a sending school that will equip students with Biblical principles and practical experience to succeed long-term in missions. During the school students will gain a clearer sense of personal calling in the bigger picture of God’s redemptive plan for the nations.

Some of the topics that will be covered in the school include:

  • Biblical basis & history of missions
  • Church planting
  • Pioneering
  • Community Development
  • Team Building
  • Strategic Missions
  • more …

Find out more on the UofN Battambang web-site, uofnbatambang.com.

School of Biblical Christian World View (SBCW)

YWAM Wiler in Switzerland will be running the School of Biblical Christian World View from January to April of 2019…


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more on their web-site, jmemwiler.ch.

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I hope that you will join us on the next episode we will talk about some of the work that YWAM is doing around the world in the global fight about Human Trafficking …

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Aug 02 2018

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Rank #11: Finances and Faith, HIV Orphans Ministry, Sports in Missions

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Lynn Green shares a message with us about Finances and Faith, we updated you about YWAM Costa Rica Bible Distribution, share about the amazing ministry of YWAM Amacet in Soroti, Uganda, we hear about using sports in missions, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast …

Thank you for downloading this, the 106th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison …

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/106 …

Stories:

Lynn Green -- Finances and Faith

We start today’s podcast with a message from Lynn Green about Finances and Faith …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can see and read more of Lynn Green’s messages on his web-site, lynngreen.blog.

YWAM Amacet -- Soroti, Uganda

YWAM Amacet have been working in Soroti, Uganda for almost 20-years. Their ministry is focused on serving three specific groups of children:

  • HIV infected and affected children.
  • New born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery.
  • Children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police.

Their web-site if full of inspiring and heart breaking stories. I’ll share a few of them with you now, but I would also recommend that you check out their new web-site.

In April Amecet purchased a block of land that they will be raising cattle on and growing maize and sweet potatoes. They plan to grow the crops for Amecet, and also to sell. Two of their cows are already pregnant and there is also the possibility to keep chickens for their eggs, or even to keep pigs.

They have already built the fence and gate around the property and one of their neighbours cleared and ploughed the land for them. The Amecet staff went on a study tour to a local Cowfarm so as to learn more about raising and milking of the cattle.

Some of the most heart breaking stories from their ministry are the deaths of children in their care, or who they have cared for. Many of these children are orphans, in very rough shape when brought to Amacet, or are infected with the HIV virus.

Recently a lovely 13-year old girl named Betty, who was HIV+, passed away. This is a bit of how they wrote it on their web-site.

In 2016 Betty was with us and left to go back home, very happy and very healthy. Betty was HIV+ and her father and stepmother would care for her at home. But this year she came back, brought by another organisation, which works in the village with HIV+ children. We tried, but I think that Betty was already too sick. And when she became more sick, Betty gave up, I think.

When we came in Amecet today, the staff had already prayed with her (Betty). Betty was restless, a bit scared as well. Mary and I were just sitting with her, holding her hand, touching her, and telling her that it was okay, that we loved her, she became more peaceful. There was a moment that her room mate Harriet came in the room. At first a bit scared, but then she also stroked her head. It was so special, Harriet told her that God knows it all … We had both tears in our eyes.

The moment of her last breath came fast, she was very peaceful and just stopped breathing… It was sad and also special moment, to be there together with Mary, with this precious girl, who had gone to her Father!

You can read more stories like these and find out more about Amecet on their web-site at amecet-childrenshome.com.

Podcasting in Missions Course

In September we will be running a 3-month Podcasting in Missions Course. It will be 12-week of on-line training and group coaching.

The idea of the course is that you can do it from your own location and at the end of the 12-weeks you will have launched a podcast for your personal ministry or your YWAM Centre.

  • Podcasting since 2006
  • 12-weeks online video training
  • 12 x online group sessions
  • Maximum of 8 x participants

Find out more about the course, and sign up to receive updates, at ywampodcast.com/course.

Bible’s for Costa Rica Update

Last episode I shared with you about the Bible’s for Costa Rica ministry, including playing you some audio from their web-site. After recording and listening through the episode I realised that the data I had was from 2014, so I reached out to YWAM in Costa Rica for an update and I heard back from them with some really encouraging news …

Right now YWAM Costa Rica have distributed over 210,000 Bibles in the whole country!

They are diligently working at distributing more so that the goal of every home in the nation can have a Bible, but they have told me that they need help …

Currently they are out of Bibles. It takes about 2-months for them to receive new Bibles, but have asked for your prayers for more finances so they can purchase more Bibles, that the Bibles would come as soon as possible. They have teams lined up, wanting to distribute Bibles, but they need the Bibles to distribute, as well as more teams to help with the distribution as the Bibles become available.

I want to encourage you to pray for YWAM Costa Rica and their desire to distribute God’s Word to every home in the nation. You should also check out their web-site, ywampuertoviejo.org, and see how you might be able to help with the distribution or the purchase of the Bibles.

YWAM Chiang Mai Hub

YWAM Chaing Mai has a desire to reach the 99% of Thai’s who have not yet heard the gospel…


Watch this video on YouTube.

Visit the YWAM Chaing Mai web-site, ywamchaingmai.org, to find out more about the project.

Using Sports for Missions


Watch this video on YouTube.

Recently Peter Brownhill, the director of YWAM Perth here in Australia, answered a few questions for us.

  • Why do you think people are drawn to sports?
  • Are you aware of any ministries that use sports for evangelism?

You can find out more about YWAM Perth’s sports related ministry at ywamperth.org.au.

YWAM Ships and PNG

YWAM Ships Australia has been doing some exceptional work in Papua New Guinea. Recently they help a large advocacy event at their centre in Townsville.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Read more about the event here.

YWAM Ships in Papua New Guinea  has achieved many of their goals. 25 per cent of the outreach program participants and volunteers are now Papua New Guineans, and YWAM is continuing to work closely with the PNG Health Department and provincial governments.

In addition to the tens of thousands of patients each year, the PNG and YWAM Partnership includes:

  • Improving immunisation coverage
  • Providing sight-restoration surgery, enabling thousands of people to have vision for the first time
  • Installing solar lights at health facilities
  • Ensuring that there are available medical supplies
  • Offering family planning options in remote areas, saving the lives of women and children
  • Eradicating thousands of excruciating toothaches and equipping rural health workers to take on emergency tooth extractions
  • Providing training to improve access to clean water for the PNG people
  • Partnerships with PNG communities to deliver short land based training courses to thousands of people in remote areas keen to play a role in improving the livelihoods of PNG communities

The YWAM Ships Australia ministry to PNG is very exciting, and you can read more about it on the YWAM Ships Australia web-site, ywamships.org.au.

YWAM Mercy Vietnam Education Assistance

YWAM Mercy Vietnam believes strongly that community development needs to start with the family. They believe that a part of that is access to quality education at all age levels.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Over the last 12-years YWAM Mercy Vietnam has provided educational supplies to help over 7000 children stay in school.

To find out how you can help visit their web-site, ywammercyvietnam.org.

Mission Adventures

YWAM New Zealand shares with us a great example of why short term missions has a valuable place in the world …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more about Mission Adventures with YWAM New Zealand on their web-site, missionadventures.co.nz.

Training

Word By Heart School

In January, YWAM Montana will be running the Word by Heart School …


Watch this video on YouTube.

If learning how to become a story teller, and bringing the words of Jesus to life by bridging cultures and language, is something that would interest you then check out the Word by Heart school on the YWAM Montana -- Lakeside web-site, ywammontana.org.

BSN -- Bible School for the Nations

Starting in August of this year YWAM Mazatlan is running the Bible School for the Nations …


Watch this video on YouTube.

The school is running from August 23, 2018 -- February 15, 2019. and you can find out more on their web-site, ywammazatlan.com.

Next Month  -- Justice in Brazilian Amazon Tribes

A recent articles talking about the cultural practice of some indigenous tribes in Brazil to kill their own children reminded me of the story of Hakani, and the YWAM Missionaries who have tirelessly dedicated themselves to stopping the practice of child killings.

On the next episode we will explore the work that Youth With A Mission and other’s are doing to eradicate the killing of children in the Amazon

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Jul 16 2018

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Rank #12: Medical Relief in Shipping Containers, Prayer for the Muslim World, Bringing Clean Water to Developing Communities

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How important is prayer for missions, Ramadan and 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World is happening right now, building medical facilities in shipping containers, a new YWAM Podcasting Course, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast …

Thank you for downloading this, the 105th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison …

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/105 …

Stories:

The Importance of Mobilizing Prayer

Today we start with a special message from Bevin of Global Cast Resources about the importance of mobilizing prayer …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find more resources and videos at the Global Cast Resources web-site, globalcastresources.com.

Benny Prasad -- Going to Every Nation

Last episode I promised you an exciting testimony from Benny Prasad, someone who I have had the privilege of working with when I was in Townsville, Australia, and who I always find to be encouraging, so here you go …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out Benny Prasad’s web-site, bennyprasad.com to find out more about him and his ministry.

30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World

If you haven’t started already, you can join millions of Christians worldwide in prayer for the Muslim World during the month of Ramadan from May 15 -- June 14 …

Find out more and download resources on the 30 Days of Prayer web-site at 30daysprayer.com.

Think Inside the Box

This is really cool. YWAM’s latest ship, the YWAM Liberty, is capable of transporting and delivering shipping containers. The ship itself is being fitted out for medical relief work, and already YWAM locations around the world are working at building out containers to meet various needs in Papua New Guinea.

Two of the projects that I have found in the last week for this are YWAM Grimerud, which is transforming two shipping containers into a set of dental clinics, and YWAM Ships Kona, which is building out a container as a mobile pharmacy …


Watch this video on YouTube.

I have also included the video of the YWAM Grimerud container in the show notes, but seeing as the tour was conducted in Norwegian, I’m not going to play you the audio now.


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find out more about the Think Inside the Box ministry, and how you and your church or ministry can get involved, on the YWAM Ships Kona web-site, ywamships.net.

The Bucket Ministry

It is estimated that 5000 children worldwide die every day because of drinking dirty water, 884 million people don’t have access to safe water, as much as 80% of illnesses in developing countries are linked to poor water and sanitation, and in many countries hours every day can be dedicated to the collecting water.

The Bucket Ministry was birthed out of seeing the need for clean water in villages on the Amazon River, and has grown to serve people in developing nations around the world …

Many YWAM locations have been partnering with The Bucket Ministry and you can read more on their web-site thebuckeministry.org.

Bibles for Costa Rica

YWAM Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica is working to provide a Bible to every home in their nation. There are 1.3 million homes in the nations, and already they have delivered over 100,000 Bibles …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more, including how you can get involved, on their web-site, ywampuertoviejo.org.

YWAM DNA Down Under

From June 17 -- 29 YWAM Townsville, Australia is hosting a YWAM DNA Infusion seminar. It is a leadership event meant to give participants an understanding about Youth With A Mission’s “DNA”, the essential genetics of our tribe, and help to better equip us to lead YWAM into the future.

The speakers for the seminar are Loren and Darlene Cunningham and David Hamilton.

The topics likely to be covered are:

  • YWAM’s origins and future
  • The YWAM Foundational Values
  • Our apostolic and pioneering call
  • How to engage to End Bible Poverty Now
  • Understanding God-given domains of authority and spheres of societal influence
  • Co-Creating with God
  • more …

You can find out more about it at the YWAM Townsville Web-site, ywamtownsville.org.

School of Pioneering and Leadership

YWAM Richmond Virginia is running a School of Pioneering and Leadership 3-month course starting in September …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out their web-site, ywamva.org, to find out more.

Upcoming Podcast Course

A few years ago the idea of a course teaching people in YWAM how to Podcast was discussed.  A podcast is a fantastic way to both promote your ministry, and to be a ministry in itself. A podcast can benefit your location by:

  • Connecting with people in your local community
  • Communicating to your supporters and past staff and students

You can do many things with a podcast, including:

  • Reach a global audience
  • Make the teaching from your location available
  • Tell the stories of your ministry, staff, and students
  • Raise support and prayer for your location
  • more …

For the last eight months I have been looking at the idea of running a podcast course for YWAM and am planning to run our first online training group in September of this year.

I have been in discussions with Dave Jackson, who runs the School of Podcasting, about how we can work together to train people in YWAM to podcast. Dave Jackson has been podcasting since April 2005, and has a wealth of information that he has built up into a fantastic training program that there is no way I could match in quality or in expertise…

The School of Podcasting is a paid membership site, and Dave has agreed to give us a special discount just for YWAM.

The idea is that we will all register as a group and work through the different courses / topics together to produce and launch a podcast. The Podcast can be for your personal ministry, for your location’s ministry, or for any of the seven sphere’s of society that God calls us into.

In addition to The School of Podcasting content, we will also meet online as a group to encourage one another, discuss our progress, work through our challenges, and help each other out. I’m also working to get other input from some of our YWAM elders and leaders about communication and missions.

If participating in this is something that interests you then please let me know by visiting the web-site, ywampodcast.com/course and filling out the contact form on the bottom of the page.

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Thank you for listening to the this episode of the YWAM News Show Podcast. You can find out more about all these stories, subscribe to future episodes, and comment at ywampodcast.com/105.

Next time we will hear a special message from Lynn Green about Finances and Faith, I think that you will find it encouraging …

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Rank #13: Global Outreach Day, Amazon Reach, Architecture and Arts, Bible Training

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Amazon Reach updates us on their work in Northern Brazil, May the 26th is Global Outreach Day, so what are you doing about it, can you be an architect in missions, what about an artist, we hear about three different ways that you can explore the Bible, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show…

Thank you for downloading this, the 104th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison …

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/104 …

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Kings Kids in the Amazon

As we talked about in the last episode, we start today hearing about what YWAM is doing in the Amazon …


Watch this video on YouTube.

If you visit the YWAM Podcast Show notes at ywampodcast.com/104 you can watch that video, as well as another video that shows more about the Amazon Reach Base in Northern Brazil.

Amazon Reach in Northern Brazil


Watch this video on YouTube.

At the moment YWAM Amazon Reach is asking for your prayer as, according to their Facebook page, they are having some trouble proving ownership of their land a neighbour is claiming it as his Can you please pray with us that this would be resolved justly?

For the most up to date information about Amazon Reach, visit their Facebook Page, which is linked to in the show notes.

Global Outreach Day 2018

Every year YWAM partners with many Christian organisations around the world on the last Saturday of May for The Global Outreach Day…


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out their web-site at globaloutreachday.com to find out more about the day, and also find some great resources like training books and videos.

YWAM Amsterdam

YWAM Amsterdam is an urban community of followers of Jesus. They are currently looking for ways that they can continue to open the doors of their building to better reach the city …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out the YWAM Amsterdam web-site, ywamamsterdam.com, to find out more.

Next Month on YWAM Organic

Every month YWAM Organic brings us encouraging video stories from around the world.


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can watch all these stories on the YWAM Organic web-site, ywamorganic.org.

Architecture in Missions?

I’ve always like highlighting how different skills and interests can be used in missions. Have a listen to a way that Architecture can be used to serve God in ministry …

You can find out more about using Architecture in missions on the YWAM Montana web-site, ywammontana.org, where they currently offer an Architecture Internship in partnership with 100 Fold Studio.

Arts for Justice

The Arts for Justice Exhibition launches in Paris on May 25th…


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can visit their web-site through the link in the show notes.

Call of the Wild

YWAM Derby in the UK are planning on taking groups of young adults into the nations to spread the Gospel with a program called “Call of the Wild”.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Again, you can check out their web-site, studentmissions.co.uk, to find out more.

Mission Adventures UK

YWAM in the United Kingdom will be running three different Mission Adventures programmes into Europe in July and August of this year. These programs are open to youth groups, individuals, exam leavers, and students. While the Call of the Wild opportunity that you just heard about is geared towards young adults, mission adventures has programs for people as young as 13.

YWAM Harpenden and YWAM Holmsted Manor take care of all the details and a YWAM missionary will accompany the teams to lead the outreach. Location options are focused mainly in Eastern Europe and include a variety of ministries that give participants the opportunity to share the gospel and serve in practical ways. Participants will be prepared to go with a four day training camp prior to departure, including team building, worship & intercession, cultural awareness and biblical study, learning what it is to be a missionary both overseas and at home.

Visit their web-site at missionadventures.co.uk to find out how you or a youth group that you know can participate.

Training

Living Word School -- YWAM Lausanne

In September YWAM Lausanne is offering a three month Bible school with the goal to help you to relate to the author of specific books from the Bible.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Visit the YWAM Lausanne web-site ywamlausanne.com, to find out more.

Spirit and Truth: Bible Seminar

If you don’t have three months to set aside for the Living Word School the Spirit of Truth: Bible Seminar might be for you.

The Spirit and Truth Bible Seminar is a 6-week seminar being offered by YWAM Mendocino Coast in California. The classes that will be taught during the school are:

  • The overarching story, history and context of the Bible
  • Specific topics and mega-themes of Scripture
  • The authority of Scripture
  • Inductive study skills
  • A life-style of dependence on the Holy Spirit
  • The uses of Scripture in worship, intercession, and encounter

YWAM Mendocino runs the seminar to be a time of refreshing and renewal, with opportunities for personal ministry. It is their intention that each individual who comes will leave full and refreshed, with increasing passion for the Lord and walking in personal freedom.

Visit their web-site at ywammendocino.org to find out more.

Travel the Text -- Biblical Study Trip to Israel

Another way that you can study the Bible with YWAM is through the Travel the Text -- Biblical Study Trip to Israel. In February this two week trip and Bible study immerse you in the Bible and in its world …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Visit the University of the Nations Kona web-site, uofnkona.edu, to find out more.

More Training

If you are looking into training with Youth With A Mission I would highly encourage to check out the University of the Nations web-site, uofn.edu, to see what is offered. There are over 467 courses listed just in the next 12-month, in many different areas of interest, so I would encourage you to check it out.

Next Time

Next time I join you with more from The Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast we will hear from Benny Prasad. Benny inspires me every time that I hear his testimony, and I think that next time you will be inspired by him as well.

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May 01 2018

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Rank #14: New Chaing Mai Call2all Campus, YWAM Ships in PNG, Aquaponics, Islamic Studies, and Social Justice

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YWAM Chaing Mai celebrate’s the grand opening of their Call2all campus, we get to hear a testimony about what God is doing in Japan, hear some inspirational stories from YWAM Ships in Papua New Guinea, YWAM Emerge shares with us how they are meeting the need for feeding the needy, I’ll tell you about seven different upcoming training opportunities on six different continents, and more on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show.

Thank you for downloading this, the 103rd episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison …

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/103 …

Stories:

All Men are Equally Lost, but not all Men are Equally Needy

We start this episode with a message from Bevin with Globalcast Resources.


Watch this video on YouTube.

More at globalcastresources.

YWAM Chiang Mai Call2all Campus

It’s really exciting to hear about the new Call2all campus and their grand opening in Chaing Mai. The story about how God was leading throughout the entire process is quite encouraging …


Watch this video on YouTube.

The full video can be viewed on our web-site at ywampodcast.com/103, and from there you can find out more about the ministry and see the photos about the development of the campus.

Testimony from Japan

In the last episode of the YWAM News Show we shared with you about some of the ministry happening in Japan. Well, here is an encouraging testimony from some outreach there …

Jade was in Japan with a team from YWAM Richmond Virginia. You find out more about that location on their web-site, ywamva.org.

YWAM Ships -- My Name is Victor

YWAM Ships has been operating in Papua New Guinea, serving many of the remote people there. We will hear about some of that ministry now …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Volunteering with YWAM Ships

Many people from all over the world volunteer with YWAM Ships to serve in Papua New Guinea and help people like Victor. One of the stories from people who have served is Dr John Phillip, a dentist from Townsville, Australia.


Watch this video on YouTube.

If volunteering to serve the people of PNG is something that you are interested in finding out more about you can visit the YWAM Ships web-site.

YWAM Ships Dental Work at Village in PNG

YWAM Emerge Aquaponics

After seeing the need around the world to feed the needy YWAM Emerge started to look at different ways to help …


Watch this video on YouTube.

YWAM Emerge has many different opportunies that you could get involved with, and you can find out more on their web-site.

Inside the YWAM Emerge Aquaponics Building

YWAM Lutsk, Ukraine

YWAM has been operating a vibrant ministry in Lutsk, Ukraine for quite a few years …


Watch this video on YouTube.

To learn more you can check out the YWAM Lutsk Facebook page.

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YWAM Together

As we have mentioned in the last few episodes of the YWAM News Show, YWAM Together will be happening from the 2nd to the 8th of September in Pattaya, Thailand. YWAMer staff, students, supporters, and alumni will be gathering from all over the world for an exciting time of worship, fellowship, teaching, and planning.

During YWAM Together 2018 key global leaders and ministries will present the latest research and progress on the unfinished task of reaching ALL PEOPLES with the Gospel. They will present the latest resources available to both help and encourage you, your teams and your ministries, to be better equipped to contribute to the completion of this task in the days ahead.

Early bird registration ends in about a month so visit their web-site, ywamtogether.com, to find out more…

Training

Between now and the end of the year Youth With A Mission is offering over 400 different training opportunities around the world! To be honest I got quite overwhelmed looking at them and trying to choose what to share with you in this episode, so I have chosen a few from different areas of study, and from different countries around the world to share with you today.

School of Missions (SoM) -- YWAM Grimerud Norway

YWAM Grimerud in Norway is running the School of Missions from 10 September 2018 -- 31 March 2019.

The School of Missions desires to see all people groups reached with the gospel. The heart of this school is to fully equip field workers to be prepared for long-term missions throughout the nations of the earth.

The focus of this school is knowing God’s heart for nations and cultures, taking care of the poor, the widowed and fatherless and bringing the kingdom of heaven to cities through urban ministries.

Some of the topics covered during the school are:

  • Storytelling and Communication
  • Discipling Others
  • Church Planting
  • Cross-Cultural Ministry
  • Funding your Ministry
  • more …

Find out more on the YWAM Grimerud web-site.

Bible for Life -- YWAM Dharamshala, India

The Bible for Life course is being run by YWAM Dharamshala in India from 3 June -- 15 August 2018

During the course students explore the Bible’s Story, learn reliable and hands-on methods for reading the biblical text with greater understanding, practice Bible meditation and share the gospel. The whole Bible will be read and books of each main literary genre will be studied in-depth: Torah, historical books, wisdom, prophets, gospels, acts, letters & Revelation.

Emphasis will be put on learning and growing together, through group assignments, discussion and mentor groups. The student can expect to receive input from experienced teachers.

In short: discover God’s Story and be equipped to know, live, and share the Bible.

Find out more about the course on the UofN Course page.

Foundations for Counseling Ministry (FCM) -- JUCUM Pichilemu, Chile

JUCUM Pichilemu in Chile is running the Foundations for Counseling Ministry course

The Foundations in Counseling Ministries course (FCM) aims to introduce students to the concept of biblical counseling and equip them with practical tools to bring healing and restoration to others. The school also focuses on providing an environment where students receive the healing they need in their own lives so they can live in victory and be more effective in ministry.

The FCM places a high level of importance on providing counsel from a biblical point of view – the power of the gospel to bring healing to brokenness.

Course topics include the divine plumbline, deliverance, interpersonal relationships, moral purity, the family, and more.

Find out more about the course at the JUCUM Pichilemu web-site.

School of Social Justice (SSJ) -- YWAM Denver, USA

From the 25th of June -- 7th September YWAM Denver will be running the School of Social Justice.

This course will help students understand the historical and cultural backgrounds of injustice issues, develop a biblical worldview of God’s plan for humankind, understand the mandate to steward that design, and discover means of confronting injustice. They will be given practical tools for serving as well as spiritual preparation.

Check it out on the YWAM Denver web-site.

Foundations for Family Studies (FFS) -- YWAM Worcester, South Africa

The Foundations for Family Studies Course will be running at YWAM Worcester, South Africa from June 29 -- December 8, 2018.

The course introduces students to the Christian Biblical foundational concepts of family life, presents a model for the study and understanding the dynamics of family life, and introduces basic tools for helping relate to families. The three-month lecture phase presents a template with the curriculum broken down into nine major categories, with minimum of one week of a school devoted to each of these categories. The nine categories are:

  • Biblical worldview of family
  • a biblical family model,
  • Family of Origin model
  • marriage relationship
  • parenting
  • basic 1-2 hour seminar skills
  • Family Life
  • Skills for helping families
  • family ministering together

Find out more on the YWAM Worcester web-site.

School of Islamic Studies (SIS) -- YWAM Redding, USA

YWAM Redding in California, USA is running the School of Islamic Studies from 2 July -- 21 September, 2018.

The School of Islamic Studies (SIS) is designed both through lectures and practical relationships to further the student’s love, commitment, and understanding of Muslim peoples in their own cultural context. The school emphasizes that Christians must understand, love, and share their faith with Muslims in an attitude of humility, respect and reconciliation.

Look for more information on the YWAM Redding web-site.

Principles in Child and Youth Ministries (PCYM) -- YWAM Southlands Tasmania, Australia

From the 10th of July to the 21st of December, YWAM Southlands Tasmania here in Australia will be running the Principles in Child and Youth Ministries course.

The course is designed to provide students with biblical models for human growth and development, preparing them to work with children and youth. A major emphasis of the course is on character development, and a practical understanding of the Christian faith applied to all areas of life.

The PCYM equips students to motivate children and teens in worship and service to others, how to teach other children and teenagers, and how to partner with local churches to facilitate year-round programmes for children and youth.

Check out the YWAM Southlands web-site for more.

More Training Opportunities

If you want to check out all of the over 400 training opportunities that are currently being offered for the rest of 2018, head over the the University of the Nations web-site, uofn.edu. The University of the Nations is the training arm of Youth With A Mission, and you can find out more about that part of YWAM through the University web-site.

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Rank #15: Japan Ministry, Soccer Outreach, University Student Mobilization, and Bulldozers Donated

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Today we learn about how Youth With A Mission has been ministering in Japan since 1975, we hear about a soccer ministry to the youth in South Africa, YWAM San José in Costa Rica ministers to University students and mobilizes them to missions, and we answer some feedback and questions from the last two episodes of the podcast on this episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show …

Thank you for downloading this, the 102nd episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison …

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/102 …

Stories:

Invite to YWAM Together

From 2 – 8 September in Pattaya, Thailand YWAMers from around the world will be gathering together for YWAM Together.


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can visit their web-site, ywamtogether.com, to find out more…

YWAM Japan

YWAM has been ministering in the nation of Japan since 1975 …

They currently have teams in Osaka, Okinawa, Tokyo and Kyushu. Their ministry focus is on training, evangelism, church planting, and mercy ministries.


Watch this video on YouTube.

If you visit ywampodcast.com/102 you can see another video about some of their ministries, as well as find links to the YWAM Japan web-site at ywamjapan.com.

YWAM Muizenberg Future Stars Ministry


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out the YWAM Muizenberg ministry web-site, ywammuizenberg.org,  to find out more about the ministry and how you could get involved.

YWAM St. Vincent and the Grenadines

YWAM St. Vincent and the Grenadines is currently raising money for a pair of bulldozers to assist in the development of their campus. The bulldozers have already been donated to the ministry, but the money is needed to ship them from Canada to Mayreau island.


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can check out their web-site at ywamsvg.org to contact them.

YWAM San José Costa Rica -- University Ministry

University Ministry is to Mobilize University Students on the campuses in Costa Rica and other Central American Countries to God’s purposes for their lives in knowing Him and making him known through their life’s work.


Watch this video on YouTube.

More info about YWAM San José Costa Rica at their web-site, ywamsj.org.

YWAM Organic Recent Videos

Every month YWAM Organic puts out new stories and videos on their web-site, ywamorganic.org. This month they feature stories about:

  • Reach One Touch One Ministries helps those who live on less than U$1.00 per day.
  • Amber comes to grips with a decision she made.
  • And Grace and Ying Kai talk about their Book, “Training for Trainers.

Check out ywamorganic.org to watch the videos about those stories …

Missionary Care Foundations Course, Sweden

From the 14 of October to the 3rd of November this year YWAM Restenas in Sweden will be running the Missionary Care Foundations Course. The course is designed to equip you to:

  • support the YWAM workers in your location to thrive and grow in their personal lives and in their ministry?
  • enable YWAM-ers to start well, move safely through difficult transitions, and finish strong?
  • help YWAM-ers who face challenges, stress or crisis?
  • avoid seeing staff leave prematurely?
  • see your staff and teams be all God wants them to be?

Missionary care is something that I feel is so important for the long term success of Youth With A Mission, and something that I have seen as lacking at some locations. Courses like the Missionary Care Foundations Course can set you up to really assist in the life of your base, and all the staff on it.

Check out the YWAM Family Ministries web-site at ywam-fmi.org to find out more about the course.

Family Ministries Forum, Tanzania

YWAM Family Ministries is also putting on the first Family Ministries Forum for Tanzania in August of this year.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Check out the YWAM Family Ministries web-site at ywam-fmi.org to learn more about the Tanzania forum.

YWAM School of Writing

The YWAM School of Writing is an intensive, three-month course where you will have lectures focused on various styles and genres of writing. You will receive daily writing assignments and meet in critique groups three times a week to share openly in a creative environment to improve your work. There are also several practicum weeks where you will be given larger writing projects.

The schedule for the course is designed to allow you to concentrate on your writing. You will look at many aspects and types of writing, such as:

  • The foundations of story
  • Narrative style stories
  • Editing
  • Children’s literature
  • Fiction
  • Script Writing
  • Branding and Social Media
  • and more …

The next course is being run in April in Kona, Hawaii. Visit ywamschoolofwriting.com to find out more.

UofN Graduation in India

Last Month the University of the Nations graduated 10 graduates with degrees in India. There were graduates from India, Nepal, Malaysia, and Brazil.

Next Episode

Next month I’m excited to share with you about the new Call2all campus and their grand opening in Chaing Mai, Thailand. The story about how God was leading throughout the entire process is quite encouraging, and we will share it with you in the next episode.

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Special thanks to Steve Goode from YWAM Mercy, which can be found at ywam-mercy.org, Caro from Mexico, and Jill Mitchell who works with Youth With A Mission in California, with outreaches into Mexico.

Steve, to answer your question, right now the last episode #101 of the YWAM News Podcast is listened to by a bit over 400 people. Caro, I am not sure where in Mexico the prison outreach is, but I’m sure that you can contact YWAM Tyler through their web-site, ywamtyler.org, to find out where. And Jill, thank you very much for your comment, it’s always great to hear that the podcast is a blessing to others.

We also heard some feedback from Phil Cunningham about some of the refugee work that YWAM is doing. He is part of a team working with refugees and migrants in San Jose, California, and you can find out more about their work at ywamsandiegobaja.org.

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Rank #16: Ministering to Migrants and Refugees, Prison Outreach in Mexico, LifeRice

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Today we look at some of the ways that YWAM is ministering to migrants and refugees around the world, we’ll find out about a prison outreach experience in Mexico, hear a message from Bevin with Global Cast Resources about Servant Leadership and Missions Mobilization, and more on the 101st episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show …

Thank you for downloading this, the 101st episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison …

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/101 …

Thailand YWAM Together Darlene Cunningham Invite

YWAM Together will be occurring from 2 -- 8 September in Pattaya, Thailand.


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can visit their web-site, ywamtogether.com, to find out more…

Global Gates

As a church Christ commanded us to “…go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” This was recorded for us in Matthew 28:19-20. It’s now about 2000 years after Christ gave us that message, and the Church, meaning you and me, have still not gone into all the world.

One thing that we have seen increasingly is that “The World” is coming to us in the forms of migration and refugees. Is this God’s way of bringing people to us, since we haven’t gone to them?

I don’t know…

One of the ministries that YWAM is working with, and that is working with this global migration is the “Global Gates Network …

Find out more on their web-site, globalgates.info.

YWAM Refugee Works

YWAM has been active serving refugees since at least 1979 when group of YWAMers went to Hong Kong to serve the Vietnamese boat people at “Jubilee Camp”. When they were there they did the work that no one else was willing to do, they shoveled out three feet of human waste from the lower floor of the refugee camp. After that the YWAMers repaired the broken sewage pipes, and fixed the plumbing in the place. After that they were allowed to start a school, hold Bible study classes, offer counseling, and so much more…

YWAM has continued to serve refugees all over the globe, working to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs as God leads.

Currently YWAMs refugee work includes work in:

  • Lesvos, Greece
  • The Middle East
  • Germany
  • Dalarana, Sweden
  • Calais, France
  • Thailand

Here is a story about some of the work that is happening with refugees, and how you could be involved …

YWAM Refugee Circle Gathering -- Athens 2018

From April 23 -- 26 in Athens, Greece the YWAM Refugee Circle will be getting together for the YWAM Refugee Circle Gathering -- Athens 2018.

During this gathering the participants will discuss what some of the next steps are in serving the refugees that are flowing into Europe.

If you want to participate in this gathering you can register to attend through the web-site.

Prison Ministry in Mexico

One of the many ministries that YWAM is engaging in around the world is ministering in prisons. While looking at stories to share with you on this news show I read an inspiring story about a team from YWAM Tyler and their ministry into a prison in Mexico.

The YWAM team had the opportunity to minister to a maximum-security prison in Mexico, but not only that, they had the chance to minister to the prisoners in solitary confinement. The team delivered a program of worship, testimony, and prayer. The part of the story that really stood out to me was what the writer of the story said after having ministered to some of the inmates:

… as I looked around at this man behind the bars, I realized this guy is a child of God too, and Christ loves him just the same! I no longer saw him as a threat or someone to fear; I just looked at him as a friend. Then my heart went even deeper hearing God ask me, “Would you switch places? Would you take his sentence and let him walk?” Without hesitating I responded, “Nope!” I then glanced over at an empty cell and realized Christ totally did that for me in an even bigger way! I wasn’t just in a cell with a sentence hanging over my head either, I was in hell with no hope at all . . . until Jesus came and rescued me! Amen!!!

I’ll link to the full story in the show notes at ywampodcast.com/101, and if you have the time, I want to encourage you to take the time to read it. Check it out on the YWAM Tyler Blog, blog.ywamtyler.org.

LifeRice and YWAM Partnerships

YWAM Minneapolis has partnered with LifeRice to provide relief to areas most in need. Here is a story about how they have done that …


Watch this video on YouTube.

If getting involved with LifeRice is something that you want to know more about, or get involved with, check out their web-site, liferice.org.

Youth Development Centre

After completing his Discipleship Training school with Youth With A Mission, Vuthy moved to Kampot, Cambodia, where he started a Youth Development Centre…

The ministry in Kampot has 3 classrooms, a church, dormitories, and a coconut oil business. You can find out more on their web-site, ydckampot.wordpress.com.

Servant Leadership and Missions Mobilisation

This episode we have a special message from Bevin with Global Cast Resources about Servant Leadership and Missions Mobilization …


Watch this video on YouTube.

I hope to feature more messages from Bevin and the crew at Globalcast Resources on future episodes of the YWAM News Show, and you can find more for yourself at their web-site, globalcastresources.com.

Event Management Seminar

YWAM Lausanne is running their events management seminar in May, with a follow up outreach to the Montreux Jazz Music festival.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more on the YWAM Lausanne web-site.

School of Photojournalism

YWAM Orlando’s School of Photojournalism is designed to equip you to see with the eyes of heaven and craft real stories of real people from that perspective…


Watch this video on YouTube.

During the course you can look at topics such as advanced photography techniques, Biblical creativity, storying techniques, and editing for photojournalism.

The course runs from April 1 -- August 17, and you can find out more at the YWAM Orlando website.

YWAM Gold Coast School of Worship

YWAM Gold Coast in Australia is offering a 3-month School of Worship (SOW) course, where you get the opportunity to gain effective training in worship ministry, respond to world-class teaching, and explore how bringing worship to the world can transform nations …


Watch this video on YouTube.

The course is run from April 3 -- June 22, and you can find out more on the YWAM Goldcoast website.

Transformational Development School

YWAM Bethlehem in New Zealand is running the Transformational Development School from July 2 -- September 14 of this year.

The idea behind the Transformational Development School is to help you develop the tools to facilitate transformation in the area of influence that God has placed you in. It’s a community development school that seeks to provide training in a biblical approach to community transformation for all spheres of society, both poor and non-poor.

Some of the topics that the school covers are:

  • Biblical worldview
  • Seed projects
  • Truth Centred Transformation (TCT)
  • Church planing and networking
  • Hospitality and protocal
  • Cultural mandate and stewardship

If this is something that might interest you, you can find out more at the YWAM Bethlehem web-site, ywambethlehem.co.nz.

YWAM Nepal First Ever Graduation

This week we also a historic first-ever University of the Nations (UofN) graduation in Nepal with 11 graduates.

It’s very exciting to hear about the people there growing in their faith and knowledge, and also to see my friends Jiggu Bogi and Terry Sherman involved in it.

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Feb 20 2018

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Rank #17: YWAM Together Thailand, YWAM Mercy Vietnam, YWAM Beyond, Hope Village

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You are invited to join YWAM at YWAM Together in Thailand, we hear about some exciting stories coming out of Vietnam, YWAM Newcastle’s medical ship serves in Papua New Guinea, we find out about an exciting new ministry called YWAM Beyond, and more on episode 100 of the Youth With A Mission News Show…

Thank you for downloading this, the 100th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison …

You can contact us, subscribe to future episodes, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/100 …

YWAM Together 2018 in Thailand


Watch this video on YouTube.

YWAM Together will be occuring from 2 -- 8 September in Pattaya, Thailand.

YWAM Together 2018 (YT2018) is for all YWAMers and YWAM alumni who are engaged throughout the spheres of society. Our YWAM global family are coming from across the globe and we want you there too. Prepare to be refreshed, renewed, challenged, encouraged, loved and supported.

Please prayerfully consider attending and register soon.

Visit their web-site, ywamtogether.com, to find out more, including seeing the schedule, finding out about the full day outreach to Pattaya, and more.

YWAM Vietnam

As we mentioned on the last episode of the Podcast, we now have a feature on some of the work that YWAM Viet Nam is doing …


Watch this video on YouTube.

One of the most encouraging stories that I heard while looking into the work of YWAM Mercy Vietam was the story of Hue.


Watch this video on YouTube.

YWAM runs three different children’s homes in Vietnam, in three different communities. They also actively run programs for families and children, economic empowerment, business development, and environment and sanitation.

You can find out more on their web-site, ywammercyvientnam.org.

YWAM in Germany Celebrates 500th Anniversary of Reformation

As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation one of YWAMs teams took to the streets in Germany to distribute Bibles and worship God on the main street in downtown Wittenberg. Local were practically “ripping the Bibles out of their hands” with eagerness as they were being distributed.

The YWAM Team also ministerde to and prayed for people in the street or in nearby buildings.

You can read more about the outreach over on the Christian Post web-site.

YWAM Ships Newcastle Vision for Papua New Guinea

Last year YWAM Ships Newcastle received their vessel, the s/v Ruach, and late last year the vessel sailed to Papua New Guinea to embark on their first outreach. Already the crew and volunteers have been able to engage with the local community through providing some hands on marine training and working in partnership with the PNG Government to achieve their health outcome goals for the population…


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more about their ministry on the YWAM Ships Newcastle web-site, ywamshipsnewcastle.org.au.

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YWAM Beyond

YWAM Beyond is a new ministry of Youth With A Mission that I have recently come across, but what is it?


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more on their web-site, ywambeyond.com.

YWAM Philippines -- Hope Village

Back in 2013 we spoke about the devastation brought to the Philippine Islands by Typhoon Yolanda, and some of the relief work that YWAM was engaged in. Youth With A Mission has continued to work on helping the locals recover from the loses inflicted by that typhoon, including their work on Project Hope Village …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more about the project, including how you could get involved, on the YWAM Philippines web-site, ywamphilippines.org.

YWAM Orlando Director’s Update

Michael Berg, the director from YWAM Orlando, brings us an update from the last quarter, including their quick recovery from the recent cyclone.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more about YWAM Orlando on their web-site, ywamorlando.com.

Michael Berg was also featured on one of the recent teaching podcast at ywampodcast.net/teaching, where he talks about the Father’s Heart for Missions.

YWAM Hockey in Arctic Russia

YWAM European Family Ministries Forum

YWAM Family Ministries will be hosting their next European forum and Stategic Meeting from March 21 -- March 24 in Krakow, Poland. It’s an important time for YWAMers involved in Family Ministries to come together to network, share resources, pray, and hear and learn from each other.

Last year’s forum was held in Budapest and involved 64 participants from 17 nations. You can find out more about the forum on the YWAM Family Ministries web-site, ywamfmi.org.

 YWAM Skien -- School of Missional Communities

YWAM Skien runs a School of Missional Communities, which focuses on building healthy, Jesus centered communities in Europe …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Their next school begins in October 2018, and you can find out more on their web-site, ywamskien.com.

YWAM Mendocino -- The School of Supernatural Missions (SSM)

The School of Supernatural Missions at YWAM Mendocino Coast is designed to serve those in christian missions who are hungry for more of the supernatural work of God, both in their relationship with Him and in their ministry.


Watch this video on YouTube.

The next school starts on March 15 and you can find out more by visiting their website, ywammendocino.org.

Advance Leadership School -- YWAM North Cascades

Over at YWAM Northern Cascades the are running and Advance Leadership School. The school is designed for anyone who knows they are called to a lifetime of serving God, and want to move from where you are now, to where God wants you to be …


Watch this video on YouTube.

That course runs for 12-weeks at YWAM North Cascades in Lynden, Washington State, USA. The next course begins on June 21, 2018, and is followed by an optional internship.

Check out the school web-page.

Story from a YWAM DTS Student

I’m always encouraged to hear the stories about YWAM Discipleship Training School students, and what God did in and through them during their DTS. Here is a story from Jess, who was a student with YWAM Townsville in Australia.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Find out more about YWAM Townsville and their ministries, including the DTS at ywamtownsville.org.

Jeff Woodke’s wife pleads for news about abducted husband

Back in October 2016 a long time YWAM Worker, Jeff Woodke, was abducted from the town of Abalak in Northern Niger. No information has yet been obtained about his condition or whereabouts, but late last year his wife released this video pleading for news about her husband …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can read more about Jeff Woodke’s work, and his wife’s plea for news about him, though the link in our shownotes.

Lynn Green writes about Gender-Reassignment

Lynn Green, one of Youth With A Mission’s Elders, has written a thought provoking article about gender-reassignment that is well worth reading …

f there is some dissonance between a person’s biological identity and their emotional identity, the emotions are more readily influenced towards change than the chromosomes which are fixed.

Check out his full article, called “Whose “Rights” Should Be Protected”, on his web-site lynngreen.blog.

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Rank #18: Global Outreach Day, 30-Days of Prayer for the Muslim World, Helping Refugees in France, Meeting with Ben Carson

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YWAM joins the Global Outreach Day on May 27th, 30-Days of Prayer for the Muslim World starts on the same day, YWAM Calais helps refugees in France, and more on this edition of the Youth With A Mission News Show …

Thank you for downloading this, the 99th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison

You can contact us, find out how to subscribe, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/99 …

Stories:

Global Outreach Day -- May 27th

May 27th is Global Outreach Day for 2017 …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Visit www.globaloutreachday.com to find out how to get involved, get free training, and download free resources.

Pray for Muslims -- 30 Days Prayer

Corresponding with the Global Outreach Day is also the start of the month of Ramadan for the Islam faith.


Watch this video on YouTube.

Pray for Muslims who start Ramadan this month. Visit 30daysprayer.com for resources on Islam, to get your copy of the prayer guide, including a new kid’s edition, and find out how you can participate.

YWAM Assists to evacuate migrants in Dunkirk after a fire devastates their camp in Northern France

In early April a fire tore through a refugee camp in northern France just outside of Dunkirk. The camp housed an estimated 1,500 migrants, including a handful of Christian converts, and because of the fires the camp has been reduced to “a heap of ashes”.

It is reported that 19 Christian converts were evacuated from the camp to a Youth With A Mission (JEM) centre near Calais.

You can read the full story on the Sight Magazine web-site.

Loren Cunningham Podcast Interview

YWAM Founder Loren Cunningham was recently interviewed by Charisma News. During the interview he spoke about how he believes that there is a Great Revival is on the way. One of the main reasons that he believes sis is that it is believed that by 2033 the Bible will have been translated into every language on earth …

You can hear the full interview on the Charisma News web-site, which I will link to in the show notes.

A Visit with Secretary Ben Carson

Loren Cunningham has also been travelling on the US mainland recently and while in Washington DC Loren Cunningham, David Hamilton and Paul Childers met with Ben Carson, the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. While meeting with him they presented him with a copy of the Christian Magna Carta, one of the documents that forms the foundations of Youth With A Mission.

YWAM Live Event with Loren Cunningham, Joy Dawson, and Brother Andrew

Last month we shared about the upcoming event with Loren Cunningham, Joy Dawson, and Brother Andrew. The event is now available to view online:


Watch this video on YouTube.

PNG Prime Minister Visits YWAM Townsville

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Last month YWAM Townsville Hosted the Prime Minister of PNG at their campus to celebrate the relationship between the nations of Papua New Guinea and Australia, and all that has been acheived through the partnership of PNG and YWAM Ships Australia.

You can follow YWAM Ships Australia on their Instragram account. There you can see photos of their latest news, like the recent departure of their ship to Alotau, Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea.

The Transformation of a Community in Panama

Recently it has seemed somewhat trendy to disparage the effectiveness of short term missions. While it is true that not all short term missions trips are particularly effective, some well run, and well planned trips, can bring about transformations of entire communities…

Beginning in 2008 Dr Evan Nelson and his wife Maggie did their first visit to the mountain region of western Panama. They partnered with YWAM Panama for their trip where they first encountered the Ngobe tribe, whom YWAM had been exploring ways to help.

What they encountered with the Ngobe people were people stuck in the “cultural dark ages”. The Ngobe tribe had been declared by UNICEF as the poorest indigenous group in the Americas. It was a community led by an animistic witchdoctor, women were treated as property, 12-year old pregnancies was not uncommon, most people had a less than fourth-grade education, and medical care was next to nothing.

Over the last 9 years, and 17 visits to the community, the Ngobe people have seen a huge transformation.

Some of the follow up teams were able to build a church education building that doubles as a community centre and a home for single mothers. They have also been able to see several homes built for the villagers, replacing the dirt floor, stick huts previously lived in.

There is also now a local pastor, who has baptised nearly 900 people. Maggie says that, “People who were first opposed to the church now want to work with us because they are seeing transformation.”.

This is just one way that well run short term missions has made a difference in the world, and why short term mission MUST be a part of building God’s Kingdom here on earth.

You can read the detailed story about the Nelson’s work with the Ngobe people through the link in the shownotes.

YWAM Panama continues to work with the Ngobe people through YWAM Ships Outpost Panama, YWAM Panama, and YWAM Chiriqui.

YWAM Haiti Update on the Irrigation Pump

In Episode 96 of the YWAM News Show we shared about how YWAM Haiti has been working towards assisting local farmers to irrigate their land. They have so far had two successful harvests in the newly irrigated fields, and are preparing upgrades to the system so that it will be even more efficient in the future. Terry Snow, from YWAM Haiti, will tell us more …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Visit ywamhaiti.org to find out more.

Water Tank Brings Clean Water to Villages in Vanatu

We have a link in the show notes that you can follow to read about a current YWAM team that is serving in Vanuatu. During their time there they have been through a cyclone, worked an medical clinics, done prayer walks and evangelism, and have also been able to bless a local village school by building them a water tank,

The team is from YWAM Ships Kona, and you can read more about it on their web-site, ywamships.net, or by following the link in the show notes.

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YWAM Perth Latest News -- Ministry to Aboriginal Kids

Djeran Camp is an Aboriginal Christian Youth Camp facilitated each year by local Noongar elders and YWAM Perth, in South Western Australia. Jype Ue, co-leader of Revive ministry, shares about new friends made and championing hope.


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Visit YWAM Perth’s web-site, ywamperth.org.au, to find out more about their ministry opportunities.

Rescue in South Sudan

In 2016, due to fighting in South Sudan, YWAM’s workers in the country faced an urgent need to evacuate. Many of those workers are natives of South Sudan and couldn’t afford the cost of airfare. Thanks to contributions from churches and from YWAM’s emergency fund, called the Storehouse Fund, they were all able to leave safely.

Now, as violence continues to make South Sudan unsafe for their return, the YWAMers from South Sudan are continuing to care for vulnerable people who live near their new home in Arua, Northern Uganda. They have begun to reach out to other refugees from South Sudan in villages nearby, helping these people find shelter, nutritious food, and healthcare.

Also, a team of eight from the YWAM Arua Discipleship Training School recently had the opportunity to fly back to a refugee camp inside South Sudan. Although many of them had recently escaped the violence, they sensed God leading them back into South Sudan to care for others.

For a month, they ran a seminar on knowing God and making God known. The 118 participants included 20 Muslims who were seeking God. Many of these people were the first believers from their tribes. Many come from the Nuba mountain area in Sudan. By the end of the program, some of the Muslim students had chosen to follow Jesus.

There is more to the story, including how a Muslim leader asked YWAM to build a church in their tribe, which you can read about on the YWAM Global web-site, ywam.org.

The Latest on YWAM Organic

YWAM Organic has recently released this month’s featured stories, which include stories about:

  • New pioneer areas for frontier missions around the world
  • Refugees in Europe finding Jesus and sharing Him with other refugees
  • A father seeing a complete transformation of his daughter as she lives and works in a community of young people committed to knowing God together
  • How the influx of refugees into her own neighbourhood allowed a believer named Tiffany to go to all the nations, by simply walking out of her own front door

To watch the video, and see the individual stories, check out www.ywamorganic.org.

YWAM Bethlehem -- Word by Heart New School

YWAM Bethlehem in New Zealand is starting an interesting new school called the “Word by Heart” School…

Word By Heart gives participants a chance to become a storyteller through the memorisation of one of the four gospels. Students are trained in how to effectively and creatively share it, and then given the chance to go into the nations and share in various contexts.

The school begins in July of 2017, and is open to anyone who has previously completed a YWAM Discipleship Training School. Visit their web-site, ywambethlehem.co.nz, to find out more …

Free Resources from Create International

Create International has the privilege of travelling to many different countries around the globe. While they are there they get to experience the beauty and culture of a wide variety of unreached people groups.

During their travels Create International has produced dozens of films for the people groups. They have recently made 21 of the documentaries from their “Eye on the World” series available for free from their web-site, createinternational.com. The Eye on the World series is a collection of mobilisation documentaries on key unreached people groups. In the documentaries they focus on some of the unique cultures and religions of some of the least reached people groups in the world. Some of the groups include:

  • The Balinese
  • The Bamar
  • The Iranians
  • The Jakartans
  • The Kurds
  • and more …

Visit createinternational.com to check out these videos, and see what other resources are available.

Free Music from Stevie Lujan -- Fringes

If you are looking for some new music then you should check out Stevie Lujan from YWAM Newcastle. Stevie recently released his newest EP under his new side project, Fringes, and for the moment you can find out how to download it for free from the YWAM Newcastle web-site, ywamnewcastle.com.

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Rank #19: YWAM Work with Refugees in Serbia, Computers sent to Vanuatu, PNG Healthworkers, Carnaval Outreach

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Intro: YWAM continues it’s work with refugees in Europe, distributes computers to schools and a medical centre in Vanuatu, partners with Papaua New Guinea’s health workforce, engages in Carnaval outreach, and we hear 6 Do’s and Don’ts of a YWAM DTS and I throw in a personal bonus on this edition of the Youth With A Mission News Show …

Thank you for downloading this, the 98th episode of the Youth With A Mission News Show Podcast, I’m your host, Bill Hutchison

You can contact us, find out how to subscribe, leave comments, and find links to all the stories we talk about on the show notes for this podcast at ywampodcast.com/98

Stories:

Livestream Event with Loren Cunningham, Joy Dawson, and Brother Andrew


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More than 40 years ago, three people, Brother Andrew, Loren Cunningham and Joy Dawson walked together as a dynamic team that challenged leaders and taught the ways of God to thousands. They changed the world. Now, these three living heroes of the faith are joining together again to challenge and bless tens of thousands.

Join a global live stream as we hear from 3 voices: Loren Cunningham, Brother Andrew & Joy Dawson in one historic event.

Don’t miss this live event!

Visit www.YWAM.live or join the event here on Facebook.

April 21, 6:30pm (Hawaii)
or April 22, 6:30 AM (GMT+2)

YWAM Refugee Work

Youth With A Mission has been actively working with the refugees that are flowing into Europe due to the unrest in the Middle East and Northern Africa. They are working in many areas around Europe, in many different situations.

Here is a story about one of the ministries that YWAM is involved in …


Watch this video on YouTube.

If you head on over to ywamrefugeecircle.com you find out about more of the areas that YWAM is working with the refugees, and how you can get involved …

YWAM Liberty

Last episode we talked about the lastest vessel that was added to the YWAM Ships Ministry, the YWAM Liberty …


Watch this video on YouTube.

Visit ywamships.net to find out more…

50 Laptops Donated to Vanuatu

The Marine Reach Ship the Pacific Link will be distributing 50 donated computers through the islands of Vanuatu.  Some of the desktop computers that were donated will be part of a training and medical centre that is being built on the main island, Efate, near Port Vila.

The centre will provide training and medical care to men, women, and children. The primary focus of the centre will be victims of domestic violence, with one of the offered courses being a three-month computer science course to introduce them to the basics of computers.

The donated laptops will be distributed to schools on the Torres and Bank Islands in the upper islands. They have all had the contents of Wikipedia downloaded on to them. which will be beneficial because internet access in the nation was extremely scarce.

Source: Fifty Computers to be Shipped to Vanuatu

YWAM Empowering Papua New Guinea’s Healthcare Work Force

One of the ways that YWAM Ships Australia is working in Papua New Guinea is to engage and work with local healthcare works …

Visit YWAMShips.com to find out more …

YWAM Mazatlan, Mexico Carnaval Outreach

YWAM Mazatlan was engaged in their yearly outreach to the Carnaval. They were engaged in many types of ministry, including music, drama, street evangelism, creative arts outreach, and more. One of the unique outreach ministries that they did was a Cafe ministry …


Watch this video on YouTube.

The next Carnaval Outreach opportunity will be February 5 -- 14, 2018, and you can find out more on the YWAM Mazatlan Web-site.

YWAM Tyler Inspire Worship and Missions Conference

March 3 -- 4 saw over 1000 people coming together at Youth With A Mission Tyler, Texas for the Inspire Worship and Missions Conference. The conference was designed to inspire worshippers “afresh and anew by the reality of God’s activity in the nations of the world today”.

The Inspire conference has been running for five years. The weekend includes large group sessions with inspirational teaching and worship, breakout sessions  about various social issues, and service projects.

Source: Hundreds turn out for YWAM Tyler’s Inspire Worship and Missions Conference

YWAM Borders Project -- YWAM Thailand

One of the many ministries that YWAM Thailand has engaged in within their nation is YWAM Borders …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can find out more about this amazing ministry in Thailand at ywamborders.org.

YWAM Converge

YWAM Converge is a new tool launched as a YWAM Initiative. The goal of YWAM Converge it so connect internships around the world with possible interns. They have managed to do this by developing a searchable registry of internships and outreach opportunities.

  • As a potential volunteer you can have a look at what internships are available around the world at different YWAM locations.
  • As a YWAM location you can list what internships and opportunities are available at your location.

Visit ywamconverge.org to find out more, check out the resources that they have created for missionaries, and also so you can create an internship for your YWAM location, or see what internships are currently available.

Teachers of the Nations

Teachers of the Nations is a ministry of Youth With A Mission Worcester and was founded in 2012. The goal of the ministry is to enable and empower young girls spiritually, intellectually and emotionally for success in life. For instance, the girls have benefited from teaching on God’s view of their sexuality and womanhood presented by a female Christian doctor.

The ministry also helps the girls in practical ways such as providing clothes and shoes as well as school supplies to the girls and their family members. Their goal is to improve the community as well. For this reason, they are involved in planting gardens, cleaning the school grounds in Avian Park, and providing needed tutorials.

Teachers of the Nations is looking for volunteers who are willing to come and serve in Worcester, South Africa for a minimum of one academic term which generally lasts three months. Our programs include weekly activities as well as seasonal events such as camps.

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Member Care Foundations Course -- MCFC

Member care is an area that is vitally important to the short and long term health of missionaries and is an area that every YWAM location should be putting some effort and resources into.


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YWAM Richmond Virginia will be running the next MCFC as a three week intensive course in 2018. Visit ywamva.org to find out more…

6 Do’s and Don’t’s of a YWAM DTS

YWAM Mazatlan created a good list do’s and don’ts of a Youth With A Mission Discipleship Training School:

  1. Don’t bring too many clothes
  2. Do budget accordingly
  3. Don’t be afraid to be social
  4. Do try new foods
  5. Don’t worry about fitting in
  6. Do believe that you can hear God

I would want to add to that, disengage from social media.

Visit the YWAM Mazatlan web-site to read the details about their original six suggestions.

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Rank #20: Three New Vessels for YWAM Ships, Sourceview Bible App, Outreach to Nepal and Kosova

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In this episode we will hear a message from Loren Cunningham, find out about three new vessels that have recently been added to the YWAM Ships fleet, check out a new Bible App that YWAM has been partnering with in the development, look at some free resources for YWAM staff and students, and more …

Thank you

-- Mellisa Wood Myatt
-- Rex Naranen with YWAM in PNG
-- YWAM Frontier Missions Europe
-- YWAM England
-- YWAM England Alumni

Stories:

Message from Loren Cunningham


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Loren Cunningham was also interviewed on the Voice of the Martyrs’  Radio Program last month. It’s a great interview, with some great stories, and I would highly recommend checking it out at the VOM Radio web-site, linked to in the show notes for this show at ywampodcast.com/97.

Sourceview Bible

YWAM has been involved with the development of a new Bible app, called the SourceView Bible App …


Watch this video on YouTube.

You can download the app for free for your Apple iOS device, or your Android device. Visit sourceviewbible.com to find out more, and download the app.

New Ship Donated to YWAM Ships Kona

With all these stories about YWAM Ships it could almost feel like the YWAM Ships News Show, but with all the exciting developments lately, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention them all…

YWAM Ships Kona has been blessed with the donation of a scientific research vessel by P&O Cruise Lines. The vessel has 6 times the tonnage of their current vessel, the Pacific Link, and will be arriving at the YWAM Townsville port on March 24th.

The vessel is in excellent condition, but to convert the vessel to serve the medical teams and needs in Papua New Guinea they are needing to raise $300,000 USD. Already they have seen $150,000 donated towards the goal, but they are needing to see the remainder come in soon.

Check out their web-site at www.ywamships.net, or follow the link in the show notes at ywampodcast.com/97, to find out more about the new vessel, and how you can get involved.

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YWAM Ships Mazatlan New Ship, the M/V Amazing Grace

While YWAM Kona is in the process of receiving their new ship, the M/V Amazing Grace is now a part of YWAM Ships Mazatlan.

The vision of YWAM Ships Mazatlan is to engage the isolated communities on the islands and coasts of Mexico with the Gospel. They will be doing this by providing healthcare, distributing Bibles, building homes, and more.

Check out the video in the show notes at ywampodcast.com/97, and follow the link there to find out more about the ship.


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YWAM Ships Australia New Vesel the s/y Ruach

YWAM Newcastle in Australia has also received a new sailing vessel this year …


Watch this video on YouTube.

The Rauch is already excitedly expected in Papua New Guinea later this year. While there it will delivering health services and supplies to some of PNG’s remote areas that lack basic health assistance.

YWAM Newcastle Outreach Stories from Nepal

Speaking of YWAM Newcastle, here is an exciting story from one of their Discipleship Training School (DTS) teams that was recently in Nepal.


Watch this video on YouTube.

YWAM Kosova Neighbourhood Work

In an effort to engage with their community in Kosovo YWAM has been working to clean up different neighbourhoods, starting with their own. Their desire is to serve the community by creating beautiful spaces where people can sit and enjoy the beauty. They are finding it to be a great opportunity for YWAMers to be able to connect with people and share about God’s love for them.

The team was even interviewed on a National Television station in Kosovo, where they were able to share about why they were doing the neighbourhood cleanup.

Check out the YWAM Kosova Facebook page to read more, and also consider how you may be able to do something similar in your community to connect and serve the people around you.

YWAM Townsville 25th Anniversary Celebration


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Happening July 7 -- 10, find out more at ywamtownsville.org/25. There are many people coming already, including Loren and Darlene Cunningham, John Dawson, Mark Parker, and a real Aussie legend, and my former flat mate, Watto!

Speaking of Watto, if you go, ask him what happened to his finger! There have been many stories, rumours, and myths about how it came off, and why it sits in a jar in his flat. If he tells you how it happened, let us know …

YWAM Ratchaburi Thailand -- Karen Church Opening

Since YWAM Ratchaburi started working with the people in Makaam Waan village a few years ago the people have had a vision to build a new church. It seemed like a distant dream to the Karen people in that village.

The people of Makaam Waan village were able to see that dream come true on the 31st of December 2015.

This experience has helped the people to grow their faith as they have been challenged to believe beyond their circumstances in a God that is great enough to fulfill even those things tha may seem impossible.

Check out full story through the link to their blog in the show notes at ywampodcast.com/97.

YWAM Europe United

Once every 5 years Youth With A Mission Europe gets together as YWAM Family to celebrate life and ministry together serving God in their amazing region.

The next gathering is April 8 -- 12, and will be held in Durres, Albania, meeting in a large marquee on the actual beech! Apparently there will be comfortable rooms, a good amount of sun, and a requirement for every YWAM event, great coffee!

YWAM Europe Gathering

Visit ywamwe.org to find out more, or follow the link in the show notes at ywampodcast.com/97.

University of the Nations Books

There is a great new resource for speakers, staff, and students in YWAM. It’s the UofN Books site at www.uofnbooks.com.

On that site you can find University of the Nations course books, speaker books, SBS Bible study books, a number of free books, and more…

The three free books that are available are the:

In addition to the free books that are available there are also many other journals, books, and more

YWAM Organic This Month

I would like to encourage you, if you want to see some more stories about Youth With a Mission, to visit YWAM Organic, at ywamorganic.org. This month they have a featured story about YWAM Worcester in South Africa, they take a humourous look at some of the ways that we talk to God, a teaching that asks us the question of “why” we are doing what we are with our lives, and a look at Jaipur, India, where only 0.25% of people believe in Jesus…


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How to Prepare for your Short-Term Mission Trip

The Traveling Team, over at thetravelingteam.org, have some great tips to help you prepare for your short-term mission trip. There tips include:


  • Preparing for advance with Prayer
  • Be a servant to the ministry and people you are there to serve
  • Be flexible with your plans
  • Build relationships with the locals, you are there to show the love and mercy of Christ to them.

Check out the full article by The Traveling Team by following the link in the show notes at ywampodcast.com/97.

More YWAM Podcasts

Last month we have launched a companion podcast to The Invitation -- YWAM’s Global Prayer initiative. Head over to YWAMPodcast.net to subscribe. You will receive the audio version on the monthly prayer letter each month, to prepare you for the second Thursday of each month when the YWAM Family joins together around the world to pray for a specific topic.

The YWAM Teaching Podcast has also had a number of teachings released since our last YWAM News Show, including teaching from Loren Cunningham, Joy Dawson, Corrie Ten Boom, and Brother Andrew. Again, if you over to YWAMPodcast.net, you can hear those teachings, and also subscribe to the YWAM Teaching Podcast.

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