Introduction To Primary Healthcare

In a world where diarrhea kills 2195 children every day, more than AIDS, malaria, and measles combined, is there hope to be found? Imagine a world where children aren’t dying from easily preventable and treatable diseases like diarrhea, a world completely eradicated of many infectious diseases like polio or malaria, a world without malnutrition caused by religious or cultural beliefs. …

Outdoor Adventure DTS

Your adventure begins with a three-month Lecture Phase at the Port YWAM Campus, located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. World renowned speakers, along with devoted staff, will encourage and challenge you to experience the abundant life God has to offer. Lecture Phase is more than just an education; it is a journey into the very heart of God, discovering …

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DTS

Your adventure begins with a three-month Lecture Phase at the Port YWAM Campus, located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. World renowned speakers, along with devoted staff, will encourage and challenge you to experience the abundant life God has to offer. Lecture Phase is more than just an education; it is a journey into the very heart of God, discovering …

Teachers DTS

Your adventure begins with a three-month Lecture Phase at the Port YWAM Campus, located in the heart of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. World renowned speakers, along with devoted staff, will encourage and challenge you to experience the abundant life God has to offer. Lecture Phase is more than just an education; it is a journey into the very heart of God, discovering …

Justice DTS

This January DTS will primarily focus on Medical and Justice training. Our outreaches, although primarily evangelistic, are filled with other mercy ministries opportunities that include healthcare, community development, and education. As a ministry, we believe that every person deserves the right to medical care no matter their location. We are also passionate about finding injustice in our society and bringing …

L’Astrolabe Is Set To Join YWAM Ships Fleet

The future got significantly brighter today because of the acquisition of another ship, L’Astrolabe, and the fact that YWAM Norway has elected to join us collaboratively in our work. YWAM Norway will join YWAM Ships Kona with the vessel the m/v L’Astrolabe (read more about her new name here). This will be a tremendous boost to our ability to reach …

l'Astrolabe

Partner With Us

Here at YWAM Ships Kona we have some incredibly exciting news! We can hardly believe what has been unfolding over the last few weeks. We are all pleased to announce that we have been gifted an amazing vessel to join our fleet of medical ships! P&O Maritime reached out to our partner base YWAM Medical Ships Townsville and alerted them to the …

M/V Pacific Link

YWAM Ships Kona Lauds Union With Samaritan Aviation

EAST SEPIK PROVINCE, Papua New Guinea — The work of YWAM medical ships worldwide has attracted dozens of sponsors and partners. One of those is Samaritan Aviation. The nonprofit organization — which uses float planes to deliver humanitarian aid — has carried more than 125,000 pounds of medicine since 2010 to the most isolated parts of Papua New Guinea. It …

American Teenagers Find Welcome In African Mosque

SOROTI, Uganda — The most rewarding thing I’ve done in my nearly 33 years is serve on staff of a Discipleship Training School. The schools include 12 weeks of classroom lectures intended to help participants strengthen their relationship with God. These three months are followed by an international outreach in which those who have completed lecture phase can share the …

Gospel Ministry In Everyday Life

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Are there times and places in which Christians shouldn’t share the Gospel? Perhaps, but one conversation I had at a café last year reminded me to never place restrictions on outreach that might limit what God wants to do. The café was our very own here at Port YWAM Kona that was opened to the entire community …

‘The Double Life Of A Christian’

I was 22, studying general education at college, attending the college group at my church, had some friends but felt like my life had no direction. I was leading the double life of a Christian. I would go to church on Sunday, college group on Thursday night but lived my life the way I wanted during the rest of the …

News: Good Samaritan Delivers Medical Device To Sepik

Good Samaritan Aviation has delivered an oxygen concentrator for the m/v PACIFIC LINK in Papua New Guinea. This medical device was donated by Spacim Pikinini-PNG inc. (a health care organization) and Australia Rotary International. “We are grateful to our partners from other parts of PNG and Australia to provide much needed medical equipment and supplies where needed,” officials from Good …

Features: Woman’s Smile Restored After Nearly 30 Years

Beatrice’s smile was deformed as the result of an incident that occurred when she was only 8 years old. The event left her with only a stub as one of her two front teeth. When she heard that a dentist from the United States was at the Port of Madang taking appointments aboard a ship — the m/v PACIFIC LINK, she …

PACIFIC LINK Arrives In East Sepik, Papua New Guinea

EAST SEPIK PROVINCE, Papua New Guinea — YWAM Ships Kona’s training and medical ship, the m/v PACIFIC LINK and its team of volunteers were enthusiastically escorted into Wewak for the first time last week by Tarawa canoes, seaplanes and traditional singing and dancing. The guest of honor for the function was Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare, who officially invited YWAM to expand its health care …

Features: Port YWAM Students Aid Medical Outreaches

A group of international students brought medical aid to Marshall Islands citizens during two months of field work which concluded in August. The students were there to fulfill a public-service requirement from the spring Discipleship Training School at Port YWAM. They worked with Scott and Katie Suderno — long-term missionaries who collaborate with YWAM Ships Kona under its partnerSHIP program …

Features: Vessel Takes YWAM To Isolated Panamanians

BOCAS DEL TORO PROVINCE, Panama — Outpost Panama staff are pleased with the outcome of their outreach aboard the motor vessel MAKING WAVES this summer. The group sailed to Isla Tigre (Tiger Island) last month to serve the indigenous Ngöbe people with medical care and spiritual encouragement while also researching other practical needs the villagers there might have. They sailed …

Features: Port YWAM Couple Directs Haiti Efforts

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — Philipson and Kelsea Georges are using a short-term strategy to support their long-term vision. The Haitian-born Philipson, 30, and his American wife are helping bring social transformation to his Caribbean homeland by sending teams from Port YWAM to serve the nation both spiritually and through humanitarian aid. All of this is in preparation for their dream of …

Features: Port YWAM Kona Team Flourishes In Cambodia

POIPET, Cambodia — A team of YWAM Ships Kona-trained missionaries has established a field station here for the purpose of staging community development initiatives. Under the banner of The Poipet Project, the initiatives cover a broad range of areas, including vocational training, English teaching and Bible basics. The group is comprised of participants in Discipleship Training Schools held in 2015 and this …

Features: Family Raises Funds To End ‘Bible Poverty’

EBEYE ISLAND, Marshall Islands — The Sudernos are helping the movement to end “Bible poverty.” The family of four — which has been serving as missionaries here since last year — has launched a fundraiser to purchase 200 Bibles, which would be distributed among the most isolated people in this Pacific Ocean nation. The family has already been to four atolls and has distributed Bibles on 21 …

Features: Panama Isles Lack Health Care Access

BASTIMENTOS ISLAND, Panama — Amanda Ryan watched in amazement as a nurse treated the injury of a Ngöbe child. The boy had sliced his foot with a machete and was in need of immediate treatment or he risked infection. As is typical with many rural health outposts around the world, medical supplies were lacking. The nurse didn’t have the kind …

Features: A Day In The Life Of A PACIFIC LINK Volunteer

After being briefed by the ship manager and a time of prayer, volunteers serving aboard the m/v PACIFIC LINK made their way to Basken Village on a day that typifies YWAM medical outreaches in Papua New Guinea. During that outreach earlier this year, primary healthcare volunteers who had recently been trained at Port YWAM Kona, Hawaii, were ready to provide clinics for people …

Features: Papua New Guinean Walks Hours For Surgery Aboard YWAM Ship

KAR KAR ISLAND, Papua New Guinea — Alfred Taranga walked three hours for the opportunity to end three years of hardship. The 55-year-old from Mom Village suffered from pterygium (pronounced terr – idge – ee – uhm) a tissue growth on the eye that also alternately causes dry, itchy eyes and watering. The condition had cast a literal and figurative shadow over …