Jul 17, 2018
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Our First Containers on the m/v YWAM Liberty!

Today we have loaded our first containers on the m/v YWAM LIBERTY! Providing a modular response to developmental needs, this initiative will dramatically increase our long-term engagement on remote islands. This is only the beginning! Today – medical supplies and a woodworking shop. Soon – classrooms, accommodations, IT labs & more. Check out our website for more details: ywamshipskona.org

Jul 17, 2018
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Our Ships in Papua New Guinea

Last week in Lae, Papua New Guinea, history was made. We retired the m/v PACIFIC LINK after an amazing 25 year run in YWAM. She started in Tauranga, New Zealand, then Townsville, Australia and finally Kona, Hawaii. What a strong steel lady she was. She has many great and beautiful stories to tell. It was a bittersweet moment for the …

Jun 09, 2018
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Amanda in Papua New Guinea

I sat in the classroom, listening to the Discipleship Training School (DTS) students share stories from the outreaches they had just returned from. I was about to travel with my team to Papua New Guinea myself, so I listened carefully to the team that had just returned from there. One girl shared the story about her team visiting the local …

May 15, 2018
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Ending Bible Poverty in the Marshall Islands

There are some who passionately pursue the Lord’s will in all things. The ones who take their relationship with Christ seriously and will do anything that God asks them to do, even if that means leaving family and friends to be missionaries in another country.  Well, that’s us, a family of four who God asked to literally step out on …

May 06, 2018
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Snapshots from Abroad: Days as a Nurse in PNG

“My experience was amazing and would highly recommend getting involved.”   Lisa Maurette is a registered nurse from Brooks, Alberta, Canada. When asked by a friend about volunteering with Youth With A Mission (YWAM), she didn’t give it a second thought. The thing that drew her to helping with YWAM was the timing. “We only had a small window [of time]. …

Mar 25, 2018
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Snapshots from Abroad: Short Time in PNG Touches the Heart

“Immediately my heart was stirred and I began to look into opportunities to serve.” Originally from Southern Alberta, Canada, Melanie Snider, Nurse Practioner, recently volunteered with one of our teams on board the m/v Pacific Link in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Having known about YWAM before from family and friends, it wasn’t until YWAM’s founder Loren Cunningham spoke about the …

Mar 04, 2018
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Ministering to Jesus

HAELLA PLANTATION, Papua New Guinea  — Rhonda Hamilton was having a rough day. So many people waited for treatment at the mobile clinic set up by YWAM volunteers that she chose to skip lunch in order to continue administering healthcare. She had also not slept well the night before and now exhaustion threatened. Yet Rhonda knew that whatever we do for “the …

Feb 26, 2018
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Not Just Another Team Member

Most of us have probably heard the story of the man who was walking along the beach after a storm had washed up thousands of starfish. Left in the sun, the starfish were doomed. A bit further down the beach, the man spotted a young boy throwing the starfish back into the ocean one by one. The man approached the …

Feb 05, 2018
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Working for the Great Physician

Dr. Richard McGrath came to YWAM Ships Kona’s fall 2017 medical outreach in Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, well qualified for the stresses of medical work done under less than ideal circumstances. His job as an ER and intensive care physician in Sitka, Alaska for the past several years, followed over four decades as a general practitioner. And at the age …

Jan 21, 2018
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National Pride in their Games

The 7th PNG Games were held in Kimbe, West New Britain, Papua New Guinea recently. Ellie and Ashley, nurses from England and Canada, respectively, were on hand as part of medical team from the local hospital to provide medical attention to all the athletes who had traveled from across PNG to attend the biggest sporting event in the country. With …

Jan 16, 2018
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Encouraging the Next Generation

During my DTS (Discipleship Training School) outreach to Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, my team and I, headquartered at YWAM Ships Kona’s vessel, the m/v Pacific Link, had some wonderful opportunities to minister to children and youth. Our activities ranged from games and crafts to worship, prayer ministry, and Bible studies. Besides the normal struggles children and teenagers deal with anywhere, …

Jan 01, 2018
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The Weight of God’s Love for PNG

It was the third day of our Engage DTS outreach to Kimbe, Papua New Guinea. Our home and base of operations for the next month and half would be YWAM Ships Kona’s vessel, the m/v Pacific Link. The local open-air market, a twenty minute walk from the ship through the tropical heat, held great potential for talking to and praying …

Dec 26, 2017
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A Lesson in Health Care Evangelism

For years, I was leery of mixing humanitarianism with Gospel ministry. The task of joining the two successfully has — historically — proved difficult. Anyone who has studied Christian missions knows that many organizations that started as Gospel-centered ended up scaling back their evangelism in an effort to focus on meeting people’s “practical” needs such as health care and education. …

Nov 20, 2017
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Healing, Preaching… and Teaching

Thousands of lives in Papua New Guinea have been changed by the medical care and the love of Jesus they find from teams ministering out of YWAM Ships Kona’s vessel, the m/v Pacific Link. John Mark Wheeler and his wife Caitlyn, interim managers of the Pacific Link (PL), are no strangers to the physical and spiritual needs in PNG. After …

Sep 07, 2017
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Think Inside the Box!

THINK INSIDE THE BOX! For the first time in Youth With A Mission history, YWAM Ships now has a ship that can be used to transport shipping containers to isolated islands! Having such an amazing gift end up in the hands of YWAM can only be a work of God. The m/v YWAM Liberty has a massive cargo hold, a …

Sep 03, 2017
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Three Islands in Three Days: Outpost Panama

YWAM Ships’ operating location, Outpost Panama (OP), recently held three different medical clinics in three days on three different islands. The islands that were visited have no electricity grid, no public water system, sanitation/sewer systems, roads or doctors in their communities. Outpost Panama offers routine doctors visits and consultations, different medications, and reading glasses; all of which are of great …

Jul 29, 2017
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Medical Team Saves Mother And Child

VITU, Papua New Guinea — We had just arrived in the bay off the island of Vitu, PNG, where we were going to be based for the following week. On board with us were several people from the West New Britain Provincial Health Authority. We had been working closely together during these outreaches in West New Britain. Just after midnight, …

Jul 22, 2017
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DTS Outreach Update: VITU OUTREACH IN PAPUA NEW GUINEA

The outreach in Vitu was amazing. As we brought care to the people of Vitu, they blessed us in ways that we will never forget. More beautiful than riches were the smiles and love that they poured out onto us. As the week went on, we were able to bring water filters to many of the homes and community areas …

Jul 19, 2017
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One Of Our PartnerShips Serving In The Marshall Islands:

We had a very successful sail to the outer atoll of Namu and went to the islands of Mae and Loen. While there we did health clinics, diabetes prevention education, gave out reading glasses, performed children’s programs, engaged in men’s and women’s Bible studies and gave out a Bible to every household on both islands. 32 Bibles on Mae and …

Jul 11, 2017
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A DTS Story – Part Two: Restoration For The Heart and Soul

As the time for my Medical DTS  got closer, I assumed that I would be arriving in Kona and jumping straight into medical seminars and trainings about how to be a medical missionary. I was SO wrong. DTS was so full of love, joy, and excitement about life when you walk with God. It taught me how to heal my …

Jun 03, 2017
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Maiden Voyage Underway

I just received a phone call from the bridge of the m/v YWAM LIBERTY – an excited Ann Ford, our Ship Manager, told me “we are good to go”. They have received clearance from Ports North, and Border Force, to head to sea on their maiden voyage to Papua New Guinea. Moments later around noon local time they pulled away and headed …

May 20, 2017
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Adventure Comes From Risk: Saying Yes To Jesus

When my fiancé and I were first approached with an invitation to go to YWAM Ships Kona new ship, the m/v YWAM Liberty, to help get her ready for operation as a medical vessel, our reaction was to laugh loudly. The thought of packing up and heading out to Australia less than a month after we returned to Kona seemed …

May 10, 2017
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Just A Few Hours

The m/v YWAM Liberty was facing a dire situation. The present captain was leaving on Thursday and there was still no replacement on the horizon. Recruitment was working in overdrive, all hands were on deck to try and find a new captain to serve on board the newest vessel for YWAM Ships Kona. The crew went to bed a couple …

May 05, 2017
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A Brand New Life For Darrel

Within the first ten days after the m/v Pacific Link had left Alotau, they’d completed more than 62 eye surgeries on board. One touching story that unfolded during that time involves a loving grandfather and a little boy named Darrel. Darrel, a 3-year-old who loves his grandpa more than anyone else in the world according to his nurse, had been …

Apr 21, 2017
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YWAM DTS Blessed by PNG

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Apr 20, 2017
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YWAM Ships Kona Accredited by National Financial Accountability Organization

The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the accreditation of YWAM Ships Kona of Kailua Kona, HI. ECFA accreditation is based on the ECFA Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship TM, including financial accountability, transparency, sound board governance and ethical fundraising. YWAM Ships Kona joins a growing number of Christ-centered churches and ministries across America, supported by over 27 …

Apr 19, 2017
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YWAM Ships Kona to provide service to West New Britain

It’s exciting to read about how our partnerships are growing in Papua New Guinea. To read more about what Governor Muthuval had to say about YWAM Ships working in Papua New Guinea, click the link below for details: ywamships.net/ywam-ships-thanks-governor-muthuvel-support/ Here’s an amazing story about Abraham, a man with vision problems since 1999, getting his sight restored. Check out his story …

Mar 15, 2017
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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 …

Mar 10, 2017
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Are You Willing?

“I first started dreaming of Introduction to Primary Health Care during my School Of Ministry Development. I was figuring out my giftings, what I was good at and what God was calling me to do.” Grace Bloom has been a full time staff volunteer at YWAM Orlando since 2014. Having graduated from her DTS in 2012, Grace has traveled to …

Mar 09, 2017 l'Astrolabe
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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 …