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Liz Sings With Lions

What can artists and musicians do about chronic poverty and exploitation? That’s a question Liz Mannchen of YWAM Herrnhut, Germany asked herself.

Liz and other artists from YWAM Herrnhut had been deeply moved by their visits to countries like Ethiopia. They met orphans and heard about women trapped in the […]

Challenging the Odds

With 900 million followers, Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world. The majority of Hindus live in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, where they are also some of the last people on earth to hear about Jesus and experience His message of salvation and transformation.

The U.S. Center […]

YWAM celebrates 20 years in Mongolia with a new Biblical Studies program

In early 1990, high inflation and food shortages racked what was known then as The People’s Republic of Mongolia. Despite the recent peaceful democratic revolution, little hope seemed present in the Asian country. Especially for the church. After 70 years of communism, Mongolia was one of the few countries […]

YWAM Acts in Somalia Food Crisis

While aid groups and political movements argue about the severity of the food crisis in the eastern Horn of Africa, it is clear to everyone that an overwhelming number of people are desperate for help in this region that has experienced two consecutive poor rainy seasons. The drought in […]

Light in the Rain of Ashes

On June 5, the skies were dressed in gray in some cities of Argentina and Chile. The Chilean Volcano “Puyehue”, located near the border of Argentina, erupted spreading volcanic ash and affecting the nearest towns, including Villa La Angostura, Bariloche, Junín de Los Andes, San Martín de los Andes, […]

Celebrating 50 Extraordinary Years!

Over the 50 years of Youth With A Mission’s lifespan the world of missions has changed dramatically.

In 1960 a missionary was invariably a white westerner, trained in a Bible College, sent to the non-western world. In 2010, missionaries from every nation are being sent to every nation. Seminary graduates […]

Hope for Haiti

“The city of St Marc erupted with screams and shouts.”

This is how Terry Snow, YWAM’s national director for Haiti, remembered the minutes after the terrible earthquake that was to change Haiti forever.

When the earthquake struck at 16:53 on January 12th 2010, the whole world watched the horror unfold. The […]

Being the Bible

There is a phrase that often circulates through Christian circles: You may be the only Bible someone will ever read. Yet while the message of Jesus can be lived out in the lives of Christians or shared through their words, YWAMers at the Patagonia center are striving to make […]

Hope comes to the poor in Vanuatu

Through the maze of grass as high as people our bus navigates the bumpy dirt road in between the squatter communities of Black Sands, Vanuatu. We pass a local pick-up soccer match on a makeshift field which has two enormous trees in the middle providing unique hazards. There are […]