… and I saw a great many dry bones on the valley floor. Ezekiel 37:2

Medical Outreach: Philippines

Bayanihan is a Tagalog word meaning “hero of the community”. It lies at the heart of Filipino culture and feeds the desire to be in one community, helping one another without any expectation in return.

It is also a core value of the ongoing work of YWAM Ships Philippines. YWAM Ships Philippines is part of a global fleet of Christian medical ships delivering practical help and hope of the Gospel to people living in isolated coastal communities in the South Pacific.

On the Ground with Cal McKnight

Project Spotlight: Their words, their world.
Join Aussie, Cal McKnight as he captures short, impactful stories with individuals and organizations globally. These raw, informative interviews spotlight extraordinary stories of service in some pretty wild locations.

Featured Articles

Exposure Triangle: ISO

In this 3-part series, we look at manual camera settings for correct image exposure. The Exposure Triangle shows

Canada Crossing (filming MMSC)

Self-isolating in a customized van, Craig and Lib head out across Canada’s glaciated mountains, sprawling plains and rocky


Perspectives is a collection of short video interviews of Christian leaders from around the world sharing their insights,

On The Bright Side

Container Ship: Aid in a Box

The vision is simple.  The vision is BIG.  Deliver modular aid using ships, like the YWAM Liberty in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to otherwise isolated communities on islands in

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Suggested Articles

The Chieftains of Jingada

Six hours over open ocean by banana boat and then 90-minutes more up a flooded, croc-infested river called the Gira, lay the village of Jingada.   In late January, we

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Missions Showcase

Culture Shock

Culture Shock: Twelve students of the YWAM Ships Kona Discipleship Training School take 3-months to visit remote tribal villages and urban communities in Papua New Guinea. The results are transformational for those they met and very likely even more transformational for the students themselves. The following video summarizes stories that the students shared during “Debrief Week”, held back at YWAM Ships’ base in Kona on the Big Island of Hawaii.

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COVID PERSPECTIVES is a collection* of 11 short video interviews of Christian leaders from around the world talking about “Life Under Lockdown” and the Covid-19 Pandemic, in terms of:

  1. Revelation: What is God showing them these days?
  2. Application: How are they adjusting to that?
  3. Exhortation: What words have they for fellow Church leaders at this time?


Covid Quotes: 14 Days of Isolation

Day Zero
Yep, one of these days, we're probably going to miss this place.
Craig & Lib, Hawai'i
Day One
Wait... that's snow down there! Did you pack for winter? I didn't pack for winter!
Craig on WestJet 3322
Day Two
These next 14 days of isolation are going to be a great time for us to get caught up and better aquainted!
Lib P. - Eternal Optimist
Day Three
Stay safe! ...and don't touch-a yo' face.
Leilani P. - UBC Science Student
Day Four
Argh!!! One bar on cellular... zero wifi... what's with everyone sending all these attachments!!!
Rural isolation withdrawals
Day Five
The only worry about crossing your neighbors during Self-isolation here at the Ranch is a gunfight.
Joe K., Proprietor
Day Six
A wife of noble character who can find? ...Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life.
Prov. 31:10-12
Day Seven
Adjust your plans as He directs your steps… and keep your eyes peeled for news of the next MMSC, which we are continuing to hope and plan for.
Cancelation letter to April MMSC Students
Day Eight
Day after day, day after day, We stuck, nor breath nor motion; As idle as a painted ship Upon a painted ocean.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Day Nine
Using fire to beat back the cold and the Covid. For the record: this gracious family scrunched in to give us 12 feet of fireside hospitality.
#SocialDistance - Ranch Style
Day Ten
Wow, 7Pm and the sun's still up. So nice to see the day's getting longer.
Day Eleven
Some days, I just want to walk - to walk and walk to the end of the earth - and then to just keep walking.
Day Twelve
Wait... I'm fogging up here. Is anybody out there? Hello?
Covid Video Update
Day Thirteen
This quarantine thing has some real up-sides; like connecting with old friends from way back when we all had hair.
Navigator Alumni Group Chat
Day Fourteen
A new reality...
Day One (again)
And so it begins all over again...

the PHOTO DESK: Marine Crew and volunteers aboard the M/V YWAM Liberty.


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