Sep 15, 2018
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Equipping those He calls . . .

But who are you, O man, to answer back to God? Will what is molded say to its molder, “Why have you made me like this”? Romans 9:20 Before we felt God calling us to go into missions, I always felt like I didn’t have many skills to offer. I felt extremely inadequate and I would look at many of the …

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 11, 2018
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Freedom, Reconciliation, and Forgiveness

The University of the Nations Poipet is one of YWAM Ships Kona’s sister ministries. Their first Discipleship Training School (DTS) is reaching the end of their outreach. Here’s a snippet of what the team has been a part of: We are nearing the end of our first ever DTS! Our team is currently on outreach in Indonesia; moving from village …

May 19, 2018
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The Open Door

Just yesterday I interviewed a Discipleship Training School student who had just returned from a 3 month outreach in Cambodia. He told me about a day they were walking in the slums, and a man came running at them fast and intense. They froze, took guard, thinking he was about to attack. To their surprise, the man called to them …

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 …

Sep 15, 2017
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The Journey of Following God

Sitting down to join my fellow ladies at the local coffee shop, the thought hit me, “I don’t want to work here.” OH NO.  I had just turned in an application to work at that local coffee shop and, shortly after, realized I actually don’t want to be employed there. Before applying, I felt God had opened the doors for …

Aug 13, 2017
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Sight for Agnes

Sometimes serendipitous moments occur. Although the m/v PACIFIC LINK was scheduled to call into the Island of Bali, in the Province of West New Britain, rough seas diverted the ship to the coastal village of Sassavoru instead. This change in direction would prove to alter the life of one woman forever. Agnes had traveled from a smaller village to Sassavoru …

Jul 01, 2017
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“I Never Wanted To Be A Preacher. I Didn’t Want To Be That Preacher Person.”

Jacob Davis, a student currently finishing up the lecture phase of his YWAM Ships DTS, hails from Winfield Kansas. He grew up without a christian upbringing, which meant he knew right from wrong but not about God. Last year Jacob was in Teen Challenge, a faith-based facility that helps individuals of all ages overcome life-controlling problems and addictions. Coming out …

Apr 02, 2017
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I Was Searching For Joy

Colby Bouma comes from a small Dutch town in Lynden, Washington. Growing up as a Christian was pretty easy for him. However, when he saw how his fellow Christians negatively treated him and others, he decided to walk away from his faith.    He signed up to be a volunteer with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) Ships in Kona, Hawaii and needed a pastoral …

Jul 29, 2016
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News: Missionaries Strategize At Ships Conference

TOWNSVILLE, Australia — Nearly 100 participants from Youth With A Mission and other ministries convened here in July for the Ship Equipped Ministry gathering. Those in attendance listened to and shared outreach stories, strategies and ideas in an effort to collate best practices, listen to one another and to God. The meeting served as a celebration of the growing fleet operated by …

May 03, 2016 YWAM Ship Ruach
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YWAM Ships Receives Third Vessel for PNG – s/y RUACH

Today there has been yet another extraordinary act of generosity gifted to YWAM Ships Kona, this time from a Swiss organization. An incredible yacht having recently benefited from a refit valued at 4.5m Euros, has been given to work among the isolated islands of the Pacific. We are humbled by this trust and so pleased to make this announcement today. Here is a …

Apr 06, 2014
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Special Delivery for a Chief

March 16, 2014 On route from Christmas Island to the Marshall Islands, a 17 day trip, the s/y HAWAII ALOHA diverted course for a day to stop off at Washington Island (1200 inhabitants).  It was a special stop for a special reason.  As they anchored and pushed into shore riding their zodiac inflatable Katie carried a tiny package in hand for …

Apr 05, 2014
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President Loeak Welcomes YWAM Ships to the Marshall Islands

April 4th, 2014 Majuro, Marshall Islands – President Chris Loeak along with his Finance, Health and Interior Ministers arrived on board Hawaii Aloha 6pm Saturday April 4th to welcome YWAM Ships Kona to his nation for the first time. Earlier in March he signed an official Invitation Protocol that cleared the way for YWAM to work here over the next …