There are no electronic medical records In the Highlands of Papua New Guinea; no insurance companies, and no Medicare. But as one volunteering eye-doctor said, “It gets you back to being a physician; to being what you got in it for in the first place.”
A courageous group of volunteers, from different churches across western Canada share their love for the people of Ukraine through practical acts of faith. Most recently, their efforts focus on a food-security and sustainable agricultural project, just west of the conflicted Donbas region.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
East Samar, Philippines – Nov. 8, 2013 – Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hits land in the central islands of the Philippines with wind gusts over 300 km/hr – 6,340 people died in the largest typhoon in recorded history. 100 days later, relief efforts were packing up after only just beginning to make an impact. It’s […]
The headlines are gone; tied up in twine and buried or burned shortly after it happened. The Press, too, is gone; off chasing the next disaster-du-jour, so we hear nothing more and think things are fine. But the story of life in the wake of Typhoon Ondoy – a super storm that devastated parts of […]
At Papa John’s Center in metro-Manila, children ages 5-20 are being cared for by Gemma Bucuyag (top right), who set aside her dental practice to care for children at risk in the neighborhood that she grew up in. Not knowing where food and living supplies will come from one month-to-the-next, Gemma relies largely on the […]
A handful of Canadian high-schoolers take one hour a week to DO A WORLD OF GOOD with a sustainable recycling project that helps fund two feeding programs for street kids and educate a home for some 30 abandoned children in Asia. A World of Good from Craig Pulsifer on Vimeo. THE CHALLENGE: Look beyond yourself. […]
“Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down” ~ Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins, 1964) Oddly enough, the opposite is true in Marikina, Philippines. There, medicine is being delivered to help children regain health and appetite, thanks to the work of small, non-profit agencies, like Action International . Typhoon Ondoy hit the Philippines in September, […]