In 1956 Loren Cunningham had a vision of waves of young people spreading the gospel across the nations. This was quite revolutionary at that time as young people weren’t doing missions yet. In 1960 this marked the start of Youth With A Mission and small teams started going out to the nations “To Know God and Make Him Known”. Since 1960 the organization has grown to approx 26.000 full time workers across 196 nations and 1500 locations.
YWAM has a 3 fold ministry of:
- Evangelism- for example: Impact World Tour, Evangelistic Campaigns
- Mercy Ministry- for example: providing food, shelter, clothing to areas of need or responses to crises such as Tsunami disaster areas.
- Training- the University of the Nations