I first heard of YWAM very shortly after becoming a Christian. I was having a girl’s night with some new friends from church when one of them started very openly talking about her bowel movements. As a way to explain her frankness, she told me that she had done a missions trip with YWAM and that talking about your bathroom habits is just a normal part of being a missionary. It may sound odd, but I couldn’t get this ‘YWAM’ out of my mind. Before long, I was researching the organization myself and applying to do a DTS…
“Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. Also known as YWAM (pronounced “WHY-wham”), we unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known.
Back when we began in 1960, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, we still focus on youth, and we also involve people aged 8 to 80. We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.
One of the joys of participating in YWAM is to work with people from many nations. YWAM’s staff (known as “YWAMers”) come from over 130 countries, including places like Indonesia, Nepal, Mozambique, and Colombia.” – http://www.ywam.org/about-us/
To find out more, watch this really great video: