Jan 22, 2019

Vision Trip to Bougainville Proves Beneficial

Jaime Gomez News

Brett Curtis, President and CEO of YWAM Ships Kona, and Karen Curtis recently took a group of supporters to the Autonomous Region of Bougainville to showcase our activities to those who would want to invest in our mission and to inspire and cast vision for those who would want to be involved in future plans.  “It is beyond beautiful here, so remote and untouched, but so is the healthcare system. The plight of these amazing resilient people is very confronting. They never recovered and develop …

Jun 17, 2018

Snapshots from Abroad: Local Partnerships Prove Beneficial

Jaime Gomez News, Stories

“I learned a lot about medicine, myself, medicine and God.” Marianna Duncan, originally from Texas, is a nurse who after moving to Hawaii a couple of years ago, heard about YWAM Ships Kona from friends at church. Papua New Guinea (PNG) was the available option for volunteering. Once she arrived in PNG, the ship docked in Madang and then the team would travel to serve in many villages including Bulsom, Mapour, Kubam, Bulu, and the like as well as some islands named Karkar and Bagabag. …

Nov 11, 2017

The Journey Continues

Jaime Gomez News

“I was reaching out to YWAM and I wanted to staff a DTS.” Josh Risch, volunteer staff for the Bible Core Course (BCC), had been going on YWAM Kona’s website when he was told by 2 of his friends about another campus located in Kona, Hawaii called YWAM Ships Kona. His friend Jason had tagged him in one of Philipson Georges’s facebook posts. Philipson, a leader for the January Justice Discipleship Training School (DTS) at YWAM Ships Kona, had never met Josh before. He contacted …

Aug 05, 2017

7 Reasons to do your DTS at YWAM Ships Kona

Jaime Gomez Stories

The road to doing a DTS can be tricky. With so many locations to choose from, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Here are some tips on what YWAM Ships Kona has to offer to help you decide if you want to come and join our community. 1. Location: Kona, Hawaii. We live on the Big Island of Hawaii. It’s a beautiful place loaded with beaches, palm trees, hikes, water falls, volcanoes, and many other gems. The island also features a lot of rich …

Aug 01, 2017

Four Lessons Learned during DTS

Jaime Gomez Stories

1. Communication is everything. It is no surprise to find out living with a group of random strangers can be difficult or working in teams can be frustrating. You name the scenario; working with people can be difficult and requires communication always. People are widely diverse, harboring different opinions, practicing habits you are not accustomed to, operating on a different sleep schedule…I could go on. Whether it’s between roommates, co-leaders, teammates, friends, or family, communicating requires effort and intentionality. But on the other end, a …

Jun 26, 2017

In The Land Of Youth

Jaime Gomez Stories

Like a giant among men, here I stand Monday morning in worship amongst a sea of young people. I don’t feel out of place as one of God’s children but there are times when I can see and feel the difference of when I did my DTS all those years ago compared to this YWAM community filled with staff and students of whom the majority are half my age. How does one connect with youth when there’s a vast array of differences between us? How …

Feb 19, 2017

We Pay To Volunteer

Jaime Gomez Stories, Training

The concept of God’s provision is somewhat foreign in the world today. The standard most live by is to go to school, get a degree, work hard, pay bills, go on vacation, etc. All of which are good and necessary realities of life. The world continues to go around on its axis and day after day people go on with their lives. So what happens when the Lord calls a man to start a nonprofit, volunteer based mission organization fully dependent on Jesus providing all …

May 07, 2016

Port YWAM To Host Leadership Training

Nick Cizej Training

Spiritual Leadership And Ministry Development – SLAMD The Spiritual Leadership And Ministry Development, or SLAMD, seminar is being held this summer at Port YWAM Kona for the third time. The four-week program will take place Aug. 1-26. Participants will be taught time-tested principles, gain insight from missionary and ministry veterans and learn from both the mistakes and successes of those who have led others for years. YWAM Ships Kona director Brett Curtis said he especially hopes young missionaries will enroll in SLAMD. “Most of us …

Apr 10, 2016


brettcurtis Training

AZUSA NOW Did you attend Azusa Now? Were you inspired to make a difference? Feel called to missions? Come get trained and go on a short term team to some of the most remote and isolated places on earth. YWAM Ships Kona. Sail Study Serve. www.ywamships.net/dts +1 808 757 9150 registrar@ywamships.net   Interested in knowing more? Contact us. We’d love to chat!