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  • A Letter From Darlene Cunningham (Arusha Tragedy)
    Dear YWAM Family, By now, you have heard of the tragic bus accident in Tanzania on February 24 that took the lives of eleven key YWAM leaders. At this time, eight more are still in the hospital. (You can read the names and all of the background information on ywam.org) In these days, tears are being poured out across the world by individuals, families and YWAMers worldwide. I am personally reeling from the weight of this news, as I knew and loved many of these individuals personally. But I am leaning into the character of God for what I know to be true about who He is!
  • Updates : Bus Accident in Tanzania
    Bus Accident in Tanzania — Please pray for the YWAMers involved in this accident and for their families.
  • Pray for YWAM’s Global Prayer Initiative
    The global YWAM family will gather in Manila from September 3-6, and the organizing team invites every YWAMer, across all ministries, communities, locations, and campuses, to prepare. Please set aside the third week of each month from February to September for corporate prayer and fasting. We acknowledge the significance of this time in history. Our founder and spiritual father, Loren Cunningham, has transitioned to glory. At the same time, YWAM is strategically positioned to catalyze a historic move of God. In support of this global YWAM family prayer initiative, we will share a brief video every month to inspire unified, corporate prayer for the nations, the mission, and the body of Christ. The first video comes from Andy Byrd of YWAM Kona.
  • Prison Outreach, Peacebuilding, Biblical Motivations for Missions
    In our latest Youth With A Mission News Show we hear about YWAM Samoa’s Outreach to Indonesia, a Skateboarder’s outreach to Mexico, YWAM San Francisco opens their doors during their inclement weather, we get a story from an outreach to a correctional facility in the Philippines, YWAM Kyiv running a youth group, YWAM Tampa Bay will be doing a musical theatre tour, we hear from two of our locations in Haiti, we talk about the next YWAM Together gathering in the Philippines, Bevin from Globalcast Resources bring us a great message about the Biblical Motivation for missions, and more …
  • YWAM Paris Makes Plans for 2024 Olympics
    During the 2024 Olympic Games at least 13.5 million people will come to Paris. At YWAM Paris, we see this as a significant opportunity to reach the nations with the Gospel and the hope of Jesus as they gather. For three weeks, from 21 July to 11 August, we will host live open-air events, worship… Read more: YWAM Paris Makes Plans for 2024 Olympics
  • Pray for Oral Bible Translation
    The Invitation, January 11, 2024 Please pray for Bible translation this month, the passion of YWAM’s founder Loren Cunningham, who died in October of 2023. Thousands of languages, spoken by hundreds of millions of people, still do not have a Bible. The goal of the Oral Mother Tongue (OMT) approach is that the Bible be… Read more: Pray for Oral Bible Translation
  • MV YWAM Koha Returns Home, Civil War and the Gospel
    In our latest Youth With A Mission News Show we hear about how the Gospel can help in the midst of the civil war in Nigeria, the return of the MV YWAM Koha to their home port after their emergency repairs, a mission building team in Vanuatu, the upcoming Creation Care forum, YWAM Ships Philippines Outreach, another YWAM Meme Review, a blessing from Loren Cunningham, and more …
  • Pray for the Karamonjong People of Uganda
    The Invitation, December 14, 2023 YWAM Uganda asks for prayer as they reach out to an ethnic group in the northeast of their country. The Karamojong (also spelled Karimojong) number nearly one million. Cattle are their main livelihood and there are often violent cattle raids among three neighboring tribes: the Acholi, Lango and Iteso. The… Read more: Pray for the Karamonjong People of Uganda
  • Ship Repair, Infant Life Saved, Bible Distribution, Meme Review
    In our latest Youth With A Mission News Show we hear about some emergency ship repairs required for the m/v YWAM Koha in Fiji, how the life of a newborn infant in PNG was saved by one of our medical teams, learn about the passing of Joseph Chean in Turkey, here about Bible distribution that is happening in Lyon, get another update and message about Loren’t Cunninghams’ final book, “No Boundaries – Within God’s Will”, discover some humorous YWAM memes, and more …
  • Pray for YWAM in Sudan
    The Invitation, November 9, 2023 In the midst of a fierce civil war in north Sudan, a YWAM team of nearly 30 Sudanese staff continue to live and serve. Before the war, which began in April 2023, most lived in and around the capital. All of these staff have moved themselves and their families to… Read more: Pray for YWAM in Sudan
  • YWAM Leaders Gathering, Reach Malasia Revival, Haiti Food Donations, Vanuatu Medical Outreach
    In our latest Youth With A Mission News Show we hear about Loren Cunningham, YWAM’s founder, passing away, a prayer request for the Middle East, we get a report from the latest YWAM Leaders Gathering, hear a bit about the importance of missionary care in YWAM, see a medical outreach to a remote island in… Read more: YWAM Leaders Gathering, Reach Malasia Revival, Haiti Food Donations, Vanuatu Medical Outreach
  • Pray for the Middle East
    It is now more than two weeks since the latest escalation of violence in Israel / Palestine. As the horrific images and video footage is broadcast across the world our hearts are broken for the suffering that is taking place among both Israeli and Palestinian families. Until now, our YWAM family in Israel / Palestine… Read more: Pray for the Middle East
  • Honoring Loren Cunningham
    From Franklin Graham — Not many people come down the road of life who have an impact like Loren Cunningham. He was a force for the Gospel. His vision and passion for reaching lost souls with the Good News of Jesus Christ was unwavering—and God gave him the ability to communicate, to inspire, and to motivate thousands of young men and women to go into the world and do the same…
  • Loren is with Jesus
    Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) went to be with Jesus on October 6, 2023 at the age of 88.
  • Pray for YWAM’s Flotilla
    The Invitation, October 14, 2023 In the Pacific lie 936 isolated islands with no airports or regular ferry services. How can we reach all of the people on those islands? Even with YWAM’s 27 vessels worldwide, we can’t get to everyone. YWAM’s new Flotilla ministry partners with private yacht owners to reach isolated areas, thus… Read more: Pray for YWAM’s Flotilla
  • Oral Mother Tongue Initiative, Rugby World Cup, Outreach to North West Russia
    In our latest Youth With A Mission News Show we hear about the Oral Mother Tongue Initiative, the outreach to the Rugby World Cup in France, the impact that having the message of Jesus translated into the mother tongue impacted the Nenets People in North West Russia, floods in Romania, some updates from YWAM Ships… Read more: Oral Mother Tongue Initiative, Rugby World Cup, Outreach to North West Russia
  • YWAM Leaders Meet at a Significant Time
    With much cheering for the representatives of each nation, 620 YWAM leaders came together from Sept 14-18 in Chiang Mai Thailand. After all of the 85 nations in attendance were celebrated, the gathering began with a video from YWAM founders Loren and Darlene Cunningham. Due to Loren’s lung cancer he spoke lying in bed. He spoke of YWAM as a family, not an organization, and urged us to use our gifts and callings for Jesus and “keep living for Him.”
  • Pray for YWAM’s Leaders
    The Invitation, September 14, 2023 This is a significant time for the YWAM movement and its leaders. YWAM’s founder, Loren Cunningham, is continuing to influence the mission with energy and vision despite stage four lung cancer, maximizing the days he has. During this post-Covid season there have been many regional and focused YWAM leadership gatherings,… Read more: Pray for YWAM’s Leaders
  • Maui Fire Response, Teacher Training, Healing Testimony in Egypt
    Hear how YWAM is helping after the devastating fires in Maui, Hawaii, hear bout some teacher training happening in Burundi, see what ministry YWAM Nuremberg is engaging in, hear a testimony of healing from Egypt, check out a Kings Kids Slovakia outreach to Macedonia, get an update about the YWAM Ships outreach to Fiji, learn about a Soccer Camp in Namibia, and more on the latest Youth With A Mission News Show.
  • Pray for YWAM’s Broader Family
    The Invitation, August 10, 2023 Most of those who have had any involvement with YWAM will have heard the saying, “Once a YWAMer, always a YWAMer.” There are an estimated three to four million individuals who have had some involvement with YWAM. They form part of YWAM’s broader family now. But leaving a YWAM training… Read more: Pray for YWAM’s Broader Family
  • Human Trafficking Ministry, Refugee Football Academy, House Build in Haiti
    In our latest Youth With A Mission News Show we have a look at some of the Human Trafficking Ministries that YWAM is engaged with around the world, hear about a Football Academy being run in a refugee camp in Malawi, see how YWAM Gleanings is making a difference for the hungry in Nicaragua, see… Read more: Human Trafficking Ministry, Refugee Football Academy, House Build in Haiti
  • Pray For The Send
    The Invitation, July 13, 2023 The Send is a stadium experience with the purpose of activating believers to live a missional lifestyle by adopting and reaching real mission fields at home and abroad. The Send partners with local and international organizations and churches to help onramp individuals who feel inspired by the Holy Spirit at… Read more: Pray For The Send
  • Haiti Ministry, YWAM Ships Fiji, Deaf World Ministry, Dark Mofo Outreach
    In our latest Youth With A Mission News Show we have some updates about ministry happening in Haiti, some new music released by YWAM Lausanne, an update form YWAM Ships in Fiji, and more ministries that you might want to get involved with. On the YWAM News Show we work to bring you stories and opportunities from… Read more: Haiti Ministry, YWAM Ships Fiji, Deaf World Ministry, Dark Mofo Outreach
  • Pray for Haiti
    The Invitation, June 8, 2023 Haiti, the poorest nation on the American continent, is now suffering through a time of tremendous governmental instability and crime. Health and safety are daily concerns for everyone. Though Haiti’s schooled population is 56 percent, more than 67 percent earns less than one dollar per day. In the midst of… Read more: Pray for Haiti
  • Myanmar Cyclone Response, Housing Build in Kyiv Ukraine, and Turkey Earthquake
    In our latest Youth With A Mission News Show we have news coming to you from all over the world and will share about some different ministries that you might want to get involved with. On the YWAM News Show we work to bring you stories and opportunities from around the world and around the mission to… Read more: Myanmar Cyclone Response, Housing Build in Kyiv Ukraine, and Turkey Earthquake
  • Pray for Israeli Backpackers
    The Invitation, May 11, 2023 We have an opportunity to share the gospel with Israeli travelers in New Zealand and in other travel destinations throughout the world. These young adults, both men and women, serve two-to-three years in the military. Then they are encouraged to get out of Israel and have a break. Many thousands… Read more: Pray for Israeli Backpackers
  • Ship of Hope, Amazon Outreach, Widows and Orphans Housing
    In our latest Youth With A Mission News Show we have news coming to you from all over the world and will share about some different ministries that you might want to get involved with. On the YWAM News Show we work to bring you stories and opportunities from around the world and around the mission to… Read more: Ship of Hope, Amazon Outreach, Widows and Orphans Housing
  • Pray for Hong Kong
    The Invitation, April 13, 2023 Hong Kong is one of the most multicultural cities in the world, drawing people from all around the world with its unique combination of Asian and Western culture. However, of the 7.6 million people living in this bustling city, only 13 percent profess to be Christian and there are 10… Read more: Pray for Hong Kong
  • Cyclone Recovery in Vanuatu, Sports Club Ministry, Teacher Workshop
    In our latest Youth With A Mission News Show we have news coming to you from all over the world and will share about some different ministries that you might want to get involved with. On the YWAM News Show we work to bring you stories and opportunities from around the world and around the mission to… Read more: Cyclone Recovery in Vanuatu, Sports Club Ministry, Teacher Workshop
  • Pray for the Kanuri Manga of Niger
    The Invitation, March 9, 2023 Just under 700,000 Kanuri Manga people live in the east of Niger and far northeast of Nigeria. Most of them are farmers, growing mostly grain crops in a harsh environment as well as raising sheep, goats and the horses which are a symbol of prestige. The Kanuri Manga are Sunni… Read more: Pray for the Kanuri Manga of Niger

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