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Share Series: Restoration to the Lost

May 8, 2024
My name is Claudia and I am a dentist with YWAM Ships in Kona. I joined YWAM Ships because they are all about reaching remote and isolated people on islands and in different villages that have no access to healthcare. Serving a vision like this has been deeply rooted in my heart since I was very little.  I grew up as a missionary kid and my parents were serving in the jungle of Peru. One day I was invited to translate for a medical team that was coming to serve the villages down the rivers in the jungle. Through this opportunity I was able to see how far away these people live from any hospital or facility and how they were in pain or even chronic pain. It was a very tough reality for them. I was so blown away by the needs that I was seeing. This is when...
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Share Series: Hope into the Brokenness

April 9, 2024
My name is Ashely Myers, and I have served as the Medical Coordinator on board the YWAM Liberty in Papua New Guinea.  On one outreach we went to a village that no YWAM team had ever been to before. We had to take an hour-long Zodiac ride to get there. Everyone was so excited as we were setting up for the clinic. I was the Triage Nurse that day so I was registering the patients that came to see us. There was a lady who came over and told me that her daughter was at home and could not get to the clinic. She asked me if someone could come and see her, so I took a friend with me and we went to this lady’s house.  The daughter’s name was Edith. She was twenty-two years old and had been treated for Tuberculosis about six months ago. She had also...
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Mother Tongue Movement of Oral Translations at YWAM Madang, Papua New Guinea

March 11, 2024
YWAM Ships Kona, operating in PNG, in the last three years has planted a YWAM Base permanently in Madang town.  Much has been accomplished with a 50-year lease on a dock, and warehouse facility that is being transformed in to an orality training center assisting our translation movement in YWAM. Here are a few of the plans underway. The translation movement is receiving wonderful traction from the local elders, chiefs and pastors. This picture is 100 of them gathered and committing to further the work on 9 Mother Tongue Oral Translations this year alone. Currently there are 42 staff, and many teams working hard, over 100 of them will be on site next week. We would value your prayers as we grow, rent more housing, being the Orality Center build out and prepare to receive the M/V YWAM Liberty at our very first privately secured dock. We have made a...
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Executive Masters Field Trip Tragedy, in Arusha Tanzania – Update March 10, 2024

March 11, 2024
We are grateful for your prayers over these last two weeks since the Arusha Tragedy. We have felt your love from around the world, and have seen God’s hand guiding us through this.  We are happy to share that all of those injured in the accident are recovering well, and that my mid week all 11 remains have been repatriated back to the families spread out in eight countries, and all funerals will have been completed  . We are grateful for the doctors and hospital staff in Arusha and elsewhere who have given great care to our dear friends. We ask that you continue to pray for the injured as they continue to recover and heal both in the hospital and at home. Some will require much longer in hospital, but after air vacs, have been completed, everyone is where they need to be now to receive their on going...
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