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The YWAM Blog

News & Stories from YWAM all over the world.

  • Pray for Ukraine
    The Invitation, September 8, 2022 It has now been nearly six months since the first bomb was burdened upon Ukraine, laying the foundations of an agonizing war that has now killed thousands, and displaced millions more. As this war in Ukraine continues, so does the work of the YWAM teams in Ukraine as well as […]
  • Pray for Survivors of Trafficking
    The Invitation, August 11, 2022 This month, please join us as we pray for the long-term survivors of sexual exploitation. There are more allies in anti-trafficking efforts than ever before, but there is still a huge shortage of beds and residential services which can provide safety and trauma-informed care to both adult and minor victims, […]
  • Joy Dawson, Lover of Jesus, is Safe at Home in His Arms at 96
    February 27, 1926 – July 21, 2022 Joy Dawson had a catalytic impact in YWAM from its earliest days, helping to build our foundational teachings on Hearing God’s Voice, Intercessory Prayer, the Fear of the Lord, the Nature & Character of God, Instant Joyful Total Obedience, 100% Honesty and oh, so much more! She was […]
  • Pray for Cuba
    The Invitation, July 14, 2022 On July 11, 2021 a major protest took place in Cuba. Many people throughout the country voiced their displeasure, using the slogan “Homeland, Life and Freedom.” They were complaining about food, medicine and power shortages, as well as the government’s response to Covid. This was unusual in a nation where […]
  • Pray for Buddhist Students
    The Invitation, June 9, 2022 Every year, hundreds of thousands of young people from Buddhist families go overseas to study, from countries such as Thailand, Sri Lanka, Japan, and China. They are often open to studying the Bible with Christian friends or hosts, particularly if they are drawn to their lives of love, humility, or […]
  • Pray for Myanmar
    The Invitation, April 14, 2022 February 1, 2022 marked the first anniversary of the coup in Myanmar, which plunged the nation and the lives of most of its people into chaos and turmoil. One year later, the nation is facing huge challenges and at the same time YWAM workers see equally huge opportunities. One of […]
  • Caring for Ukraine
    As the war in Ukraine rages on, YWAM workers in Ukraine and surrounding countries continue to reach out to people in need, often risking their lives to do so. Please continue to pray for YWAM’s work and for the situation in the country. Yesterday, Yulia, one of YWAM’s workers in Kyiv, reported that they: Fed […]
  • Pray for Ukraine
    YWAM teams inside and outside of Ukraine are urgently providing assistance to people suffering from the war in that nation. Please pray for them and for the situation in Ukraine. YWAM began its work in Ukraine when the nation was still under Soviet rule. We now have teams in five locations. One of those locations, […]
  • Celebrating 30 Years of Prayer for Muslims
    Back in 1992, a group of YWAM international leaders met near the Red Sea and something emerged from their gathering that, 30 years later, has evolved and grown beyond YWAM to engage millions of Christians worldwide in prayer for Muslims: the 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World. The Lord spoke clearly and memorably […]
  • Pray For the Send
    The Invitation, February 10, 2022 This year, The Send (thesend.org) plans to invite young people to three mission-focused stadium events: in Kansas City, in Norway, and in Argentina. The planners want to see God pour out his Spirit during these gatherings through healings, salvations, deliverance and miracles. They want to see tens of thousands of […]
  • Pray for Afghan Refugees
    During more than 40 years of war in Afghanistan, many Afghans in desperation have chosen to leave their homes. An estimated five million Afghans have now spread out around the world, forming one of the world’s largest refugee populations. Some of these are believers in Jesus. Over the last decades, like never before in history, […]
  • Pray for YWAM Europe Together
    The Invitation, December 9, 2021 Next year in Oslo, Norway, from June 21 to 24, YWAM Europe is convening a conference called “His Kingdom Come—YWAM Europe Together.” They are inviting people from Europe and across the world, whether current or former staff or students of YWAM, or friends of YWAM. This gathering and workshop will […]
  • Pray for Unification of Korea
    The Invitation, November 11, 2021 The division of Korea in 1945 was supposed to be temporary. Unfortunately, this artificial separation between families has now lasted 70 years. A great cultural and economic divide now exists between North and South Korea. The people of North Korea have suffered greatly under a regime that denies them basic […]
  • Pray for the COP26 Climate Conference
    The Invitation, October 14, 2021 In the first two weeks of November, delegates from almost every nation will be gathering in Glasgow, Scotland for a huge United Nations climate change negotiation. Called Conference of Parties 26 (COP26) it will be one of the largest international events ever hosted by the UK, with up to 30,000 […]
  • Maria Can Read Again
    As a medical team from the m/v YWAM Liberty, a YWAM ship, set up a clinic in a small village in Papua New Guinea, they met Maria, a lady who had not been able to read for many years. This video shows what happened when a member of the YWAM team, a nurse from Canada, […]
  • Pray for Universities
    As the school year begins in many parts of the world, a YWAM prayer initiative called The Invitation is focusing on universities. Please pray with us for God’s purposes for higher education. More students than ever are enrolling in universities. A newly updated study by the ICEF Monitor, the leading market intelligence resource for the education industry, shows that the number of students attending university has doubled in the past 20 years and is projected to double again in the next 20 years. The future will be shaped by these students and their ideas and practices as well as the events that occur on their campuses. Please pray for these students right now and on our prayer day, September 9.
  • Afghanistan Response, Haiti Earthquake, Crisis in Mozambique
    We are going to have a look at many YWAM ministries around the world including Afghanistan, Haiti, South Africa, and Mozambique, and we will also see some of the ministry that YWAM is doing to help feed the poor, build homes, and provide support for those who are affected by Covid. We will also look […]
  • Pray for Oral Bible Translation
    The Invitation, August 12, 2021 Please pray this month for Bible translation. The End Bible Poverty Now initiative exists to see a Bible in every heart language made available to every individual on earth. More than 1,000 languages still do not have a single portion of the Bible in their mother tongue. YWAM is committed […]
  • Come to YWAM Europe Together
    SAVE THE DATE! YWAM Europe Together 2022 will be held in Norway next year! On June 21st – 24th 2022, we will be gathering YWAMers, YWAM Alumni and friends of YWAM for celebration, vision, prayer, networking and new beginnings. YWAM Europe Together will be a meeting place of people, a dreaming place of leaders, a […]
  • Pray for the Tokyo Olympics
    This month, please join the YWAM prayer day called The Invitation, as we pray for The Tokyo Olympics. As athletes from around the world begin arriving in Japan for the Tokyo Olympic Games, please join with YWAM in prayer for the nation of Japan. For the Olympic outreach, YWAM in Japan has joined with the […]
  • Bridging the Educational Gap, Food Distribution, Miami Condo Response
    Youth With A Mission Responds to the Condo Collapse in Miami, YWAM Ships Kona works to bridge the education gap on isolated islands in the Pacific, YWAM Paris purchases part of their campus, Ignite New England sees many saved during an evangelistic event, we look at some of YWAM’s food distribution ministries, Create Thailand produced some fantastic comics to communicate the gospel, and we explore some training and ministry opportunities around the world on the 126th episode of the YWAM News Show …
  • Pray for Healing in South Asia
    This month, please join the YWAM prayer day called The Invitation, as we pray for Healing in South Asia. Please pray with YWAM as we focus on the suffering of countries in South Asia that have been hit hard by the pandemic. Recently India reached a peak of cases (400,000 per day) and deaths (4,000 […]
  • Flooding in East Timor, US Mexico Border Crisis, YWAM Slovakia Fire
    East Timor has been hit by the worst floods in 30-years, and it’s affected some of YWAM’s ministries there, an oral Bible translation container is on it’s way to the Pacific Islands, a large commercial generator has been donated to YWAM in Papua New Guinea, YWAM Brazil has been operating in Ricife since 1986 with […]
  • Pray Against Human Trafficking
    This month, please join the YWAM prayer day called The Invitation, as we pray against Human Trafficking. By any measure, the trafficking in men and women for forced labor or sexual exploitation is an enormous and increasing tragedy. The extent of the problem can feel overwhelming. According to Polaris Project, there are 40.3 million victims […]
  • Volcano Eruption in St. Vincent, 30-Days Muslim Prayer, Pacific Island Updates
    Earlier this month there was a volcano eruption on St. Vincent that our centre there is working to respond to, the 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World for 2021 has started up, we get to hear many ministry updates from the Pacific Islands, hear a thank you from YWAM Arusha, and more on […]
  • Praying for Myanmar
    The Invitation, April 8, 2021 This month, please join the YWAM prayer day called The Invitation, as we pray for the country of Myanmar. Mass protests have been taking place since the military seized control on February 1, following the election of Aung San Suu Kyi. Civil unrest continues and over 500 protestors have been […]
  • Military Coup in Burma, Coffee Ministries, Feeding the Hungry
    There is desperate need right now for the people of Burma because of the recent military coup, YWAM Europe will be having a worship and outreach gathering in Maldova later this year, Gleanings for the Hungry is ramping up for the Summer 2021 season, we get to see and hear some updates from Thailand and […]
  • Praying for Tripoli, Libya
    The Invitation, March 11, 2021 This month, please join YWAM’s prayer day, called The Invitation, as we lift up the city of Tripoli, Libya. In Tripoli, cafes are places where the elderly and the young meet to socialize, gossip, argue and plan. Hassan is one of Tripoli’s 1,165,000 Muslim residents, and he goes to a […]
  • South Sudan, Haiti, Hong Kong Ministry Updates
    After having to evacuate their ministry location due to the civil war in September 2016 YWAM South Sudan has finally been able to return to their centre in Yei only to find it severely damaged and in need of significant rebuilding. YWAM in Haiti is continuing to grow and build on their ministry, Australian Mercy […]
  • Praying about Loneliness
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! This season of consecutive lockdowns, brought on by the Corona virus pandemic, has been a lonely time for many of us. Some have been living alone during weeks of home confinement. Many have been unable to be with family or […]

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