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. We are an international and interdenominational non-profit Christian organization dedicated to present Jesus Christ to this generation. 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, founded by Loren Cunningham, our main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, while we still focus on getting youth to be involved in missions, we also involve people from different age groups. Currently, we are working in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000, involving people from age 8 to 80. Here in the Philippines, we have nearly 40 operating locations.
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. Evangelism, Mercy and Training are the focus of our ministry.