The YWAM Blog

News & Stories from YWAM all over the world.

  • 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 […]
  • Prayer for the Buddhist World
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! Buddhism is the fourth-largest religion in the world according to Wikipedia and accounts for 6.9 percent of the world’s population. The annual Buddhist World Prayer Focus is calling Christians and churches worldwide to take 15 days, January 28 – February […]
  • Fragrance of Faith – Documentary series on YWAM
    Fragrance of Faith is a five-part documentary series of authentic stories from heroes of faith. You will hear from YWAMERS who recounts journeys of obedience, faith, and perseverance in both their successes and their trials.
  • Pray for the Care of Creation
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! As we end this year 2020, YWAM invites you to join with us in prayer for creation. Creation care is not a reaction to the environmental problems we see around us but an act of worship. It is our God-given […]
  • Pray for Haiti
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! Once known as the “Pearl of the Antilles” because of its resources and natural beauty, Haiti is now noted as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. In its earliest colonial days Haiti was a leader in the production of […]
  • YWAM 60th Anniversary online celebration
    Below is an invitation from Loren and Darlene to the Y 60th Anniversary online celebration. Dear YWAM Family, Wow! It’s hard to believe that YWAM is 60 years old! As I have been writing my book Values Matter – Stories of the Beliefs & Values that Shaped Youth With A Mission, Loren and I have […]
  • YWAM’S 60th
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! This year is YWAM’s 60th year and we are celebrating! Please join us this month for YWAM’s prayer day, called The Invitation, on Thursday, October 8. Our story started when God spoke to Loren Cunningham, YWAM Co-Founder, through a vision […]
  • YWAM’s Global Prayer Initiative (GPI)
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! The Founders’ Circle and other senior elders in YWAM have sensed an urgency to call YWAM to a Global Prayer Initiative for the whole month of September. This will be launched September 1-3 with YWAM elders/leaders and their networks across the world […]
  • Fear of God – Spiritual Principles From YWAM’s Early Days
    In January we started the series Spiritual Principles from YWAM’s Early Days based on input from YWAM Leader Lynn Green and prayed about Seeking God (Loren Cunningham); Holy Living (Lynn Green), followed in February; and Lordship of Christ (Darlene Cunningham), in March. And then just days after praying about Lordship of Christ, YWAM leaders began sending students […]
  • Seeking God During Coronavirus
    We are in a season when the world is being shaken. A global pandemic, a renewed cry for racial justice, the yoke of poverty, awareness of the state of the environment and the threat of natural disasters. What is our response to all this? Please join with us this month as we pray and hear […]
  • 60 Years of Faith for Finances
    The year 2020 is a time of celebration for Loren Cunningham. It marks his 85th birthday and the 60th anniversary of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), which he and his wife Darlene founded. YWAM has since grown into one of the world’s largest Christian mission movements. I have had the privilege of knowing and serving with Loren Cunningham for four decades, and he is still the humble and generous man who long ago opened the door for me to live a life of missions and service to the poor.
  • Prayer for Online Evangelism
    The Covid-19 crisis has dramatically changed the digital landscape, as billions of people head online to cope with life and to work under the lockdown. Billions seek meaning, purpose, and identity each day. Please join with the YWAM family this month as we pray for online evangelism. Please pray that the message of God’s love […]
  • New YWAM Books on Suffering, Wisdom and Faith
    Recently-released YWAM books tell the stories of a shooting in Denver, death threats in Yemen, and lessons about faith in Angola. Consider adding them to your summer (or winter) reading list.  When the Shooting Stopped: Where Is God When We Suffer? How is it possible that “God is love” when there is so much suffering […]
  • Coronavirus Prayer– Part Two
    Thank you for joining us this month as we take up “The Invitation” and join together with thousands of YWAMers from around the world as we pray and hear from God. This month we join with many around the world as we pray again for the Coronavirus. Many YWAM students have been commissioned to go […]
  • In Lockdown, YWAMers Stay Connected
    In the weeks since the Covid-19 virus has caused lockdowns around the planet, YWAMers have heeded the directives about social distancing and have found many ways to stay connected.  Here are just a few examples: –The YWAM Coronavirus Prayer Group on Facebook has become a place where thousands of YWAMers are praying for each other […]
  • Easter Messages from Loren and Darlene
    In the days before Easter 2020, YWAM’s founders Loren and Darlene Cunningham each shared an Easter message for the YWAM family. They spoke outside their home in Kona, Hawaii.  Loren spoke on the year of breakthrough (31 minutes): Darlene spoke about pruning, hope and multiplication (15 minutes): Loren said, “Right now, following this time, people […]
  • Coronavirus Prayer – Part One
    This month we join with many around the world as we pray for the Coronavirus. Thank you for joining us this month as we take up “The Invitation” and join together with thousands of YWAMers from around the world as we pray and hear from God. This month, please join the YWAM family as we […]
  • YWAM Responds to COVID-19
    Youth With A Mission has been carefully considering and praying about our response to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. We are a thoroughly decentralised movement with about 1,600 training and team locations in about 160 nations. We are encouraging every one of those operating locations to comply with the advice of their particular government.   We […]
  • Lordship of Christ – Spiritual Principles From YWAM’s Early Days
    This month we continue our “Spiritual Principles from YWAM’s Early Days” 4-Part series on the topic “Lordship of Christ” with Darlene Cunningham. Thank you for joining us this month as we take up “The Invitation” and join together with YWAMers from around the world as we pray and hear from God. In Philippians we read […]
  • Sustainable Development and Syrian Refugee Work
    50-years of Training with YWAM, YWAM Mozambique experiences an exciting movement of God, YWAM Guana is operating a Sustainable Development Centre, people are having their site restored in Papua New Guinea, Loren Cunningham shares with us about the new YWAM Ship going to the Philippines, YWAM Solomons works on a Biogas project, we get an […]