YWAM International

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 YWAM began in 1960, the main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, we still focus on youth, but also involve people of all ages. We currently work in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.


One of the joys of participating in YWAM is to work with people from many nations. YWAM’s staff (known as “YWAMers”) come from over 130 countries, including places like Indonesia, Nepal, Mozambique, and Colombia.

The heart of YWAM is to equip and prepare people for service (Training), demonstrate God’s love in practical ways (Mercy Ministries), and share God’s love and His plan with those who do not know Him (Evangelism).

Visit YWAM.org for more information.