Media statement from YWAM Ships Kona current status – from campus leadership


March 22, 2020

The YWAM Ships Kona (YSK) training center, located at 75-5687 Ali’i Drive, Kailua-Kona HI 96740, has shut operations down until further notice.  

Our incoming April quarter Discipleship Training School Students have been postponed and we have asked all staff who do not call Kona their home to return to their families. We have also postponed all ships medical outreaches for the foreseeable future and are in close communication with authorities in each location. We follow WHO and CDC guidelines and are monitoring local authority’s instructions as they develop. 

We go to the isolated, taking ships where there are no airports or roads, so we see first hand the suffering of those who live isolated from life options and often distanced from family. Our hearts are moved by the circumstances being faced across our globe.

We will continue to provide updates at

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