Youth With A Mission’s newest vessel open for tours in Nelson
Youth with a Mission’s (YWAM) newest ship, the m/v YWAM KOHA is berthed in Nelson and will be opening for tours and special events for the public to learn about its mission. This ship takes volunteers (such as doctors, dentists, nurses, and others) to remote parts of the Pacific to help people with little or no access to medical services. Volunteers don’t have to be medical or marine professionals – anyone who is willing to serve can make a difference in the lives of people in the Pacific. Ship tours will be available at the public wharf from November 3rd through November 17th, starting with a special celebration at 2 pm Saturday, November 2nd at the Nelson Public Wharf.
YWAM Ships Aotearoa exists to serve isolated islands and remote shoreline villages with healthcare and the gospel. We work with local governments in the Pacific to provide free medical care. We have the unique capacity to carry both people and containers, and we are currently working on converting these containers to be modern, well-equipped medical suites. All our staff are volunteers who pay their own way—so those living in isolated places can access life-saving medical services.
The m/v YWAM KOHA was previously called the m/v Claymore II. Which spent the last decade as the only delivery vessel to the people living on the Pitcairn Islands. She was gifted to YWAM Ships Aotearoa in March 2019. This “koha” represents God’s heart to reach the isolated peoples throughout the Pacific. Plans are underway for her to deploy next year into the Pacific Islands—after touring multiple New Zealand cities, including her home Port of Tauranga.
Call 028 420 7504 to schedule a tour.