Who we are

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.

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We work with local governments

We partner with local authorities and go by invitation only, developing long term and sustainable partnerships.

We provide free medical care

We sail to isolated places, set up clinics ashore, and conduct surgeries on board for free.

100% of our staff are volunteers

From our founder to our janitor, our staff does not get a salary but raise their own support through their circle of influence.
Check out stories and updates from our teams, and vessels.

Youth With A Mission

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.