YWAM Ships: What Would You Bring?

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YWAM Ships Kona looks to reach the isolated by bringing the love of Jesus and practical help in the form of Health Care to remote islands throughout the Pacific. Here’s a short overview we contributed to showcase some of the work they do.

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 […]

Two-Step Jesus and the talking Parrotfish

God spoke to a man named Balaam through a donkey. Was He speaking to me now through a fish? All work and no play makes Jack a dull missionary, so that weekend, Lib and I leave YWAM Ships’ base and drive to Two-Step; a famous snorkel and dive spot, just 40-minutes south of Kailua-Kona along […]

Death By Dongle

Death by dongle

We’re in mid-packing for a longterm overseas assignment.  Naturally, we want to travel light and this is a perfect time to rid myself of all obsolete and redundant gear, so I plug my nose and dive into my computer bag. No wonder I’ve been plagued with chronic neck/shoulder issues. Inside my kit there is a […]

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 the South Pacific. It’s a radical idea – and it’s working! The Liberty is a 1700-tonne supply ship, redesigned to handle full-size shipping containers pre-assembled as […]

Lawrence Tamarau: Making a difference

The world needs more families, like Lawrence and Sandra Tamarau in Papua New Guinea.  As a local missionary, Lawrence works fulltime as an engineer aboard the YWAM Liberty – a 1,700 tonne medical cargo ship –  delivering critical aid and the gospel of Jesus Christ to his countrymen in remote islands in the South Pacific.  […]

The Elven Forest Epiphany

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not,” Dr. Seuss, The Lorax the Elven Forest Epiphany This call to Christian mission work began 20-years ago after I’d been fired from my dream job as a Forest Resource Engineer using science to do good through crop management. […]

A Prayer in Nindawari

YWAM Ships exists to reach the isolated with medical aid and the gospel of Jesus. This year, Katie, a 23 year-old registered EMT from Idaho, USA, led a small team from YWAM Ships Kona up the Gira River of Papua New Guinea to remote tribal villages of the Binandari.  Yes, they were able to soothe […]

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 joined a 12-person Discipleship Training School (DTS) team from YWAM Ships Kona to visit Jingada and deliver aid and ministry programs to the isolated.  We […]

New Generation for YWAM Liberty

It was midnight and pouring rain when our Discipleship Training School (DTS) team arrived from Kona, Hawaii aboard the YWAM Liberty in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The ship was pitch black and hotter than the inside of a cow. Earlier that day, the ship’s main generators had packed it in, but tired as we […]

YWAM Ships: Media Campaign

Youth With a Mission (YWAM) is a faith-based, non-profit movement operating around the world to share the good news of Jesus through practical helps, specifically with medical mercy ship ministries. Earlier this year, we got to hang out with a great group of passionate storytellers at YWAM Ships base in Kona, Hawaii.  It was all […]