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Ashley’s YWAM Journey

YWAM has changed my life, and my experiences in it helped shape me into the person I am today. At the age of 18 I was graduating from high school and wanted to go on a mission trip. My dad and youth pastor both suggested YWAM, and so my […]

Pete’s Olympic Outreach Experience

My first experience with YWAM happened one summer in Harpenden, England. I had signed up as a volunteer for the London Olympic outreaches that were being hosted at this particular YWAM location. To be honest, I realize now that my intentions for going were a bit selfish. I was […]

Diaw’s Prison Song

At the tender age of 12 years, Diaw picked up his first guitar. Naturally inclined to music, he taught himself how to play within three months. To Diaw it seemed as if this was what he was born to do. He dreamed of working as a musician, traveling with […]

“I’m Glad I Was Born in a Slum…!”

“I am glad I was born in a slum.”

When Suchada Nantavong speaks the claim, her smile stretches from ear to ear — and those around her are shocked. She continues, “…and through that God has given me understanding to be able to work in the slums in Phnom Penh.”

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Sailing Into the Unknown?

As a young student in school I learned about “the rivers in Siberia”: Ob, Yenisey and Lena – three of the largest rivers on the planet. All three of them cut across the Siberian taiga and tundra and flood out into the gulfs of the Arctic Ocean. Most of […]

Finding God Amid the Garbage

Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, has a garbage heap where a group of children and young people live. They are labeled “monsters” by the locals. My friends and I from the YWAM center in Herrnhut, Germany first noticed this group of children and young people squatting in the garbage […]