The YWAM Blog

News & Stories from YWAM all over the world.

  • 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 […]
  • Holy Living – 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 “Holy Living” with Lynn Green. 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. We read in Scripture, “You […]
  • Seeking God – Spiritual Principles from YWAM’s Early Days
    This month we begin our “Spiritual Principles from YWAM’s Early Days” 4-Part series on the topic “Seeking God” with Loren 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. For the next four months, […]
  • Pray for Yemen
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! The people of Yemen suffer in the midst of a terrible civil war. Over a million have cholera, and 15 million are on the brink of starvation. Many have fled to other nations, some with conditions as bad or worse […]
  • Celebrating a Breakthrough in Mozambique
    When the first YWAM church planting team came to a Mozambique province in the mid-90s to reach the Yao people, they learned there were very few Yao churches or believers in that area. They were told the Yao people were the hardest and most difficult people group to reach. Now “churches are popping up like […]
  • Pray for Tokyo
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! This month, we invite you to join the YWAM family as we pray for the largest metropolitan area in the world, the greater Tokyo area. By worldly standards, Tokyo has it all, but spiritually the 35 million people in the […]
  • Haitian Riots, Bahamas Rebuilding and more
    Riots in Haiti, more rebuilding in the Bahamas with the M/V Pacific Hope, YWAM Trentino is in need of a new ministry locations, we talk about some of the challenges that we’ve found while reaching out to indigenous Aboriginal Australians, YWAM Milano runs a community centre in Italy distributing books and teaching young men to […]
  • Pray for Children at Risk
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! Children and youth today represent a future hope for the kingdom of God. But today we see many gaps where God’s intentions for this generation of children and youth are not being realized. Children face tremendous suffering and risk around […]
  • Bahamas Update, Lesvos Refugee Camp Fire and more
    Update from M/V Pacific Hope in the Bahamas, 2020 is declared as the Global Year of the Bible, YWAM in Colombia is helping out Venezuelan refugees as they flee their country, YWAM East Timor (Timor Leste) continues their ministry to help restore their country after their independence from Indonesia, update from YWAM Lesvos refugee ministry […]
  • Hurricane Dorain Relief Work in the Bahamas and more…
    The YWAM Ship M/V Pacific Hope is bringing relief work to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorain caused significant damage to the nation, YWAM is bringing flood relief to Thailand and Myanmar, you can get a free copy of the book “We Can End Bible Poverty Now” by Loren Cunningham, YWAM Louisville is working to help […]
  • Pray for the Hindu World
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! Hindus are the second-largest least-reached religious group in the world, with only about two percent of cross-cultural missionaries focused on sharing the gospel with them. The majority of the world’s 1.1 billion Hindus still live without any meaningful access to the gospel of […]
  • Nehemiah House, Madurese Outreach
    YWAM Philippines runs a treatment program for victims of physical or sexual abuse, YWAM San Francisco completes a recent update for their shower ministry, we get to hear about an outreach to the Khmer people in Cambodia, YWAM Frontier Missions shares some encouraging stories the multiplication of the Gospel, Create International produces an exciting report […]
  • Praying for the UofN
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! This year, YWAM is celebrating 50 years of training. It all began with a small group of young adults studying evangelism in Lausanne, Switzerland. This year YWAM has set aside time to remember, to pray, and to look to the […]
  • Ireland BorderWalk, New YWAM Ships Philippines
    YWAM Ireland walks the Irish 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, Youth With a Mission has been operating in Maceio, Brazil since 2000 […]
  • Praying for Central Europe
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! This month, please join YWAM in prayer for a very diverse part of the world. This is a place where many countries have been at war with each other or have oppressed each other. It’s a place where Catholicism, Islam […]
  • Praying for Mozambique
    Join YWAMers around the globe in praying and hearing from God. He is inviting you! On March 14th a category three cyclone made landfall in Mozambique. Just six weeks later on April 25th another cyclone came ashore a bit farther north in Mozambique. Significant rains before and after these cyclones also impacted the neighboring countries of Zimbabwe […]
  • Lesvos Summer Outreach and Go 2020
    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, […]