YWAM Ships Aotearoa exists to serve isolated Pacific islands and remote shoreline villages through health and healing services.
Our vision is to be a catalyst to help island communities thrive. That is a big goal based on the belief that every person has value and should have access to the necessities of life: basic healthcare, clean water, education, and a future of hope.
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 9 to 90. We currently have tens of thousands of staff (called “YWAMers”) and we work in thousands of teams and locations.
One of the joys of participating in YWAM is to work with people from many nations. YWAM’s staff come from nearly every country in the world, including places like Indonesia, Nepal, Mozambique, and Colombia.