a permanent


for YWAM Ships Kona

Our current location is a leased former hotel in the heart of downtown Kailua-Kona business district on the Big Island of Hawaii.

For eight years, the building, named Port YWAM, has served as an ideal location for training and equipping our staff and ships’ crews for the important tasks of bringing education, healing, and hope to people who could not be reached by any means other than a ship.

pacific outreach port

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii

Since 2013

A Building That Continues

an amazing
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View of Kailua-Kona landing with Mokuaikaua Church and Hulihee Palace in the background;
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.

Is the building’s location a coincidence? We don’t believe so. Kailua Bay, across the street from Port YWAM, is the site where a ship arrived 200 years ago bringing the first missionaries to Hawaii. That ship’s arrival brought education, healing, and eternal hope. The oppressive religion of the past was quickly exchanged for literacy, community development, and an unwavering faith in God.

From 1836 to 1898, missionaries would gather on this same beach to send missionary ships to other islands to bring the same blessings their own island now enjoyed.

YWAM Ships Kona has continued this amazing legacy to the isolated islands of the Pacific to people with no opportunity to improve their lives. These isolated people have no roads, bridges, or airports connecting them to the outside world. 

a significant opportunity

before us

Port YWAM’s location strategically positions us to bring healing, health, and the hope of the Gospel to over 900 islands of the Pacific.


What It Takes to Own the Building:


8.2M total

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A Permanent Home for YWAM Ships Kona

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